April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, trainman, econgator, dhkendall

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 4510
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by Archivists »

1. MEN OF LETTERS
Among his writings are the Narnia books & "The Screwtape Letters"

2. ACTRESSES
Her film credits include Olive in "Easy A" & Skeeter in "The Help"

3. BIOLOGY
Chlorophyll absorbs energy from light, which it uses to convert this gas into carbohydrates

4. PENINSULAS
Portugal occupies the western portion of this peninsula

5. BOARD GAMES
This game similar to "Go" has a Shakespearean name & uses black & white disks

6. HISTORICAL QUOTATIONS
Following the Harpers Ferry raid, he said, "I am content to die for God's eternal truth"

7. RECENT FICTION
It's the final book in the "Hunger Games" trilogy

8. DO YOU SPEAK COMPUTER?
It's the decorative term for the background design on your computer screen

9. YOU'RE AN ANIMAL!
You can find a type of this wildcat in Canada but not an A, E, I, O or U in its name

10. THE ZODIAC
It's the zodiac sign that's symbolized by a pair of scales

11. 10-LETTER WORDS
This 10-letter adjective means able to live both on land & in water

12. WORLD CAPITALS
This capital on the Tigris River was founded in the 8th century by Caliph al-Mansur

13. THE CW
Mystic Falls, Virginia is the setting of the supernatural CW series with a love triangle at its heart

14. SHAKESPEARE
This Shakespearean tragedy is set in the castle of Elsinore

15. STATE CAPITALS
This state capital is located about 95 miles northwest of Detroit

16. ANATOMY
Muscles may connect directly onto bones or connect to them by these

17. CLASSICAL MUSIC
A famous piece by Rimsky-Korsakov is "The Flight of" this insect

18. YOU DO THE MATH!
In the equation 6X + 100 = 220, X equals this

19. VOCABULARY
In the text of the Pledge of Allegiance, this longest word follows "under God"

20. LITERARY OBJECTS
In a John Steinbeck novelette, a diver named Kino finds this valuable title object to pay his child's doctor bill

21. ANCIENT HISTORY
In 357 B.C. Philip II of this kingdom set out to conquer Greece

22. I WANT CANDY!
This candy bar, crispy wafers in chocolate, is for "Break time. Anytime"

23. POETS
In 1846 she & Robert Browning were secretly married

24. FASHION FADS
These comfy sheepskin boots from Australia made a big splash in the U.S. in the late 1990s

25. SOUTH AMERICA
About 1/3 of Argentina's people live in this city's metropolitan area

26. RECENT ALBUMS
"Someone Like You" is a hit song from her hit album "21"

27. UNREAL ESTATE
This fictional land's 4 main regions are Quadling, Winkie, Gillikin & Munchkin

28. MEN OF SCIENCE
Through his experiments with pea plants, he discovered the basic principles of heredity

29. NEWSPAPERS
This Southern city is served by the Times-Picayune

30. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
His 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense" advocated American independence by saying, "'Tis time to part"

31. MYTHOLOGY
Despite his dad's warnings, he flew too close to the sun; the wax on his wings melted & he plunged into the sea

32. SYNONYMS
This synonym of "stolen" is found before "Letter" in the title of a Poe story

33. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
In July 1881 this college opened in Alabama with Booker T. Washington as its first principal

34. FAMOUS AMERICANS
In 1844 Brigham Young succeeded him as leader of the Mormon church

35. LITERARY FIRST LINES
"All children, except one, grow up" is the first line of this literary work

36. RIVERS
New Jersey's western boundary is formed by this river

37. VIDEO GAMES
The Mushroom gang races for glory in the Nintendo game called this character's "Kart 7"

38. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
This 40-day period begins on Ash Wednesday & ends on Easter

39. UNDER THE SEA
This "funny" fish lives unharmed among a sea anemone's poisonous tentacles

40. BALLET
A flurry of ballerinas performs the "Waltz of the Snowflakes" in this beloved ballet

41. FROM THE LATIN
The name of this large, deep-pitched brass instrument is Latin for "trumpet"

42. AFRICA
Nairobi is the capital of this country

43. MAGAZINES
This number follows "J" in the name of a magazine that's "just for teens"

44. EXPLORERS
Mactan warriors killed this explorer in 1521, spoiling his circumnavigation of the world

45. BOOK SERIES
A series of novels features this kid "& the Olympians"

46. BIBLICAL PEOPLE
"And the Lord said unto" this man, "See, I have given into thine hand Jericho"

47. THE ELEMENTS
pH, the measure of acidity, stands for "potential" of this element

48. REALITY TV
Coaches on "The Voice" include Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine of this group

49. NOVEL SETTINGS
The "Twilight" saga is primarily set in this city in Washington state

50. RHYME TIME
An Oreo for Chewbacca

Archivists
Fan-created archive of games and players
Posts: 4510
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Contact:

Correct responses

Post by Archivists »

Spoiler
1. MEN OF LETTERS
C.S. Lewis

2. ACTRESSES
Emma Stone

3. BIOLOGY
carbon dioxide

4. PENINSULAS
Iberia(n)

5. BOARD GAMES
Othello

6. HISTORICAL QUOTATIONS
John Brown

7. RECENT FICTION
Mockingjay

8. DO YOU SPEAK COMPUTER?
wallpaper

9. YOU'RE AN ANIMAL!
lynx

10. THE ZODIAC
Libra

11. 10-LETTER WORDS
amphibious

12. WORLD CAPITALS
Baghdad

13. THE CW
The Vampire Diaries

14. SHAKESPEARE
Hamlet

15. STATE CAPITALS
Lansing

16. ANATOMY
tendons

17. CLASSICAL MUSIC
the Bumblebee

18. YOU DO THE MATH!
20

19. VOCABULARY
indivisible

20. LITERARY OBJECTS
The Pearl

21. ANCIENT HISTORY
Macedon(ia)

22. I WANT CANDY!
Kit Kat

23. POETS
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

24. FASHION FADS
ugg( boot)s

25. SOUTH AMERICA
Buenos Aires

26. RECENT ALBUMS
Adele

27. UNREAL ESTATE
Oz

28. MEN OF SCIENCE
Gregor Mendel

29. NEWSPAPERS
New Orleans

30. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Thomas Paine

31. MYTHOLOGY
Icarus

32. SYNONYMS
purloined

33. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Tuskegee

34. FAMOUS AMERICANS
Joseph Smith

35. LITERARY FIRST LINES
Peter Pan

36. RIVERS
Delaware River

37. VIDEO GAMES
Mario

38. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
Lent

39. UNDER THE SEA
clownfish

40. BALLET
The Nutcracker

41. FROM THE LATIN
tuba

42. AFRICA
Kenya

43. MAGAZINES
14

44. EXPLORERS
Ferdinand Magellan

45. BOOK SERIES
Percy Jackson

46. BIBLICAL PEOPLE
Joshua

47. THE ELEMENTS
hydrogen

48. REALITY TV
Maroon 5

49. NOVEL SETTINGS
Forks

50. RHYME TIME
Wookiee cookie

User avatar
jaxjags
Valued Contributor
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by jaxjags »

*phew* I think I got about 40 questions right without looking at the answers.

bpmod
Rank
Posts: 5424
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:26 pm
Location: Hamilton Ontario

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by bpmod »

Question 38 is a little suspect. Obviously whoever wrote it just pulled numbers out of a hat, rather than actually researching that season. Ash Wednesday to Easter is 47 days inclusive.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

User avatar
MinnesotaMyron
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 2225
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:53 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by MinnesotaMyron »

bpmod wrote:Question 38 is a little suspect. Obviously whoever wrote it just pulled numbers out of a hat, rather than actually researching that season. Ash Wednesday to Easter is 47 days inclusive.

Brian
Sundays don't count.

Austin Powers
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1649
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:09 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by Austin Powers »

Did a little too well - hope they don't think I am a pedophile!!!

User avatar
debramc
Iced Mare Grub
Posts: 726
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:24 am
Location: Princeton, TX

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by debramc »

42 here. I love number 31! (For why: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3809 )

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 11886
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by MarkBarrett »

44 with a bad coin tonight.

Macbeth over Hamlet
Ligament over Tendon
Twix over Kit Kat

16 instead of 14 - blind guess
Percy without Jackson - negged it
Moses instead of Joshua - my bad

lsfla
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:41 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by lsfla »

think they'll take "ligatendon"? ha ha

my daughter said she couldn't backspace and erase fast enough lol

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 9240
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by econgator »

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
bpmod wrote:Question 38 is a little suspect. Obviously whoever wrote it just pulled numbers out of a hat, rather than actually researching that season. Ash Wednesday to Easter is 47 days inclusive.

Brian
Sundays don't count.
And then if you're Roman Catholic, it only runs through Maundy Thursday, so it's 38 days, vice 40. :)

Johnblue
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1482
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:55 am

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by Johnblue »

44 but thankfully, the ones I got wrong were J14, Forks, Emma Stone & some other teenybop pop crap.

bpmod
Rank
Posts: 5424
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:26 pm
Location: Hamilton Ontario

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by bpmod »

econgator wrote:
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
bpmod wrote:Question 38 is a little suspect. Obviously whoever wrote it just pulled numbers out of a hat, rather than actually researching that season. Ash Wednesday to Easter is 47 days inclusive.

Brian
Sundays don't count.
And then if you're Roman Catholic, it only runs through Maundy Thursday, so it's 38 days, vice 40. :)
No. Maundy Thursday (with Good Friday and Holy Saturday) is part of the Triddum. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week are part of Holy Week, of which the Triduum is also a part.

Lent ends on Palm / Passion Sunday if you are Roman Catholic, as I am.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

User avatar
jaxjags
Valued Contributor
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by jaxjags »

Now looking at the answers, I did get 40/50. I got 5, 6, 10, 13, 23, 32, 36, 39 (I misunderstood and put Nemo :( ), 43 (never heard of it), and 47 (overthought and put hydronium, we are learning this in chem right now).

How long does it usually take for an audition, if you're picked?

User avatar
cheezguyty
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1145
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:19 am
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by cheezguyty »

48, my best ever score on a 50-question test. Don't know what I was thinking by talking myself out of Delaware River and into the apparently nonexistent Pennsylvania one, and lost out on the Drake/Magellan coin flip (that's twice this week :(). I did get lucky with guesses of Mockingjay, Vampire Diaries, The Nutcracker, and J-14. Excellent timing on #20 as my sister was telling me about The Pearl just last night.

User avatar
Miss Mellie
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 154
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:24 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by Miss Mellie »

43. I'm pretty sure I did better on the kid culture questions now than I would have done when I was the intended age.

PointlessStar
Just Starting Out on JBoard
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:43 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by PointlessStar »

Rats! I only got 26 questions, but at least it's better than what I got on last year's test. I'm still annoyed that I ended up putting "The" infront of Mockingjay when I didn't need it. I hope I can still take next year's, since I only missed the 35 mark by 9 questions..

User avatar
Magna
Hooked on Jeopardy
Posts: 3077
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:37 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by Magna »

Miss Mellie wrote:43. I'm pretty sure I did better on the kid culture questions now than I would have done when I was the intended age.
Same for me!

spell4yr
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:03 am
Location: Merrillville, Ind.

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by spell4yr »

bpmod wrote:
econgator wrote:
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sundays don't count.
And then if you're Roman Catholic, it only runs through Maundy Thursday, so it's 38 days, vice 40. :)
No. Maundy Thursday (with Good Friday and Holy Saturday) is part of the Triddum. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week are part of Holy Week, of which the Triduum is also a part.

Lent ends on Palm / Passion Sunday if you are Roman Catholic, as I am.

Brian
I'm Roman Catholic, and it ends on Holy Thursday for me. Like said above, Sundays don't count towards the 40 days (and then Fri/Sat stand in for days 39 and 40). To be fair, I only realized this a few years ago; I used to think it ended on Palm Sunday as well.

http://www.catholic.org/clife/lent/faq.php#end (not endorsing site, was just first non-Wikipedia source I found)

User avatar
Woof
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 4359
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:53 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by Woof »

Predictably (in retrospect) I missed 7, 13, 43 and 49. For #23, I said Elizabeth Barrett, which I would assume would be accepted, but I wondered whether Elizabeth Browning would have been taken, too? For that matter, since last names are usually good enough, would they have taken a response of Browning? 8-)

bomtr
Just a Man Like Any Other
Posts: 828
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:45 pm

Re: April 18, 2012 Teen Online Test Transcript & Discussion

Post by bomtr »

Woof wrote:Predictably (in retrospect) I missed 7, 13, 43 and 49.
Substitute 45 for 49 and that's my experience too. 46 on the kids' test is worse than I scored on the last two adult tests I've taken.

Post Reply