Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by seaborgium » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:24 am

I missed barley (rye), Franzen (no guess), Audi (Jaguar), Tolstoy (Dostoyevsky), and NOAA (I saw "hurricane" and "4-letter" and went straight to FEMA, realized my mistake on thorough reading, but could only think of USGS as another four-letter government service). I got spoiled on Andy Bryant by a Facebook post, but her name is one I've noticed before, and I've definitely heard about the show in the clue and that she stars in it, so I'm giving myself the benefit of the doubt even though I'm not positive I'd have remembered her name.
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I had latrec for the artist. I am going to assume that will not be taken. Missed a couple that I should have known.

Although this site: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/laut/hd_laut.htm speaks of the artist as Lautrec in certain paragraphs.

My worst misses was Michigan and The Marriage of Figaro (which I have seen). I misread the year on the battle question as 1915.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:24 am

A bit tougher tonight. 46/50 missing Lemonade, Audi, Aidy Bryant, and Closure.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by RJRouge » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:43 am

My misses were Franzen, Audi, Cordelia (I know all 3 names and can never keep their roles straight. Cordelia is the only one I DIDN'T start typing), Bryant (who?) and kiwi. The sad part there is that I started with penguin, realized North Island was referring to New Zealand, and changed to... emu.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:03 am

(correct per groups of 10 - 8/6/7/6/5 = 32/50 )
I felt this one was easier and was surprised to wind up at "only" 32 (compared to last nights' grind to make 30). I think it was a 8/10 start, and only 4-5 stand and stares. I also left 3-4 on the table due to time, or a brain fart on the Hun (said Khan - D'oh).

Best Wags - Kerouac, the Nile, and the Alps (not a geographer me)

Deadline misses by 5 seconds - Franco (couldn't get the SNL update that he is still dead out of my mind), Saving Private Ryan (D-day brain lock), and Call of the Wild Blue Yonder (detoured to Born Free)

Fails of comfortable wags - Apollo for Gemini, rye for barley.

I thought the same as Matty - I wonder if anybody said Noah / Noah.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by goongas » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:46 am

I got Saving Private Ryan by the skin of my teeth. I thought it was Captain Phillips at first, but then looked at the date...Barley was a WAG for me.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by Lefty » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:12 am

This played the hardest for me, but I think I had a stupid night. Scored 40 and without going in too deep I'll mention that I read "Madagascar" twice for Mozambique twice, and so I answered Mauritius, because it seems more famous than Comoros, maybe because of the dodo bird.

On the bright side, I noticed that the homonym question was incorrectly labled "synonyms".
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:24 am

a disappointing 30

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by clt013 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:46 am

My three scores...

Tuesday: Wasn't sure I'd be home, actually was and tried to log in at literal last minute - missing by a few seconds; Took Wednesday from video here and wound up with a 30 - which is far worse than usual.

Wednesday: Not home, so took the next morning and got 39.

Thursday: "Officially" took and posted 38 - which would have been 40 had I finished "Marriage of Fi" and "Call of the Wild Blue Yo".

Now really pleased that I didn't try logging in a few seconds earlier on Tuesday. :)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by morbeedo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:42 am

40/50 for fun. Tuesday (for real) was my best, but I thought this test was fair

Don't know how I missed Waterloo (blank), closure (resolution) or kiwi (emu - North Island didn't click until after the ping).

Taking credit for Fungus

The quilting question was taken from a semi-recent Jeopardy! show, as many of these probably were

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by immaf » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:47 am

Taking the test from the video, I squeaked out a 36. ( I had a bad case of the stupids.) I'm glad I took the test fro real on Wednesday.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by Woppy T » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:01 am

Asking us to solve and then type "Call of the Wild Blue Yonder" was a bit harsh. My typing stinks; I think I said "Call of HE Wild Blue Yonder" and ran out of time.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by morbeedo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:10 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:03 am
Man, that Florida test was easy.
100% agree. Wonder what they were thinking there

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by Woof » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 am

Woppy T wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:01 am
Asking us to solve and then type "Call of the Wild Blue Yonder" was a bit harsh. My typing stinks; I think I said "Call of HE Wild Blue Yonder" and ran out of time.
And I, after initially blanking, got out The Ancient Marine before time ran out.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by slam » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:37 am

Got a 45 playing off the video to go with my 47 on Tuesday and 43 on Wednesday (real thing).

Went with Rye instead of Barley. Said downhill instead of halfpipe (stupidity on my part). Had no guess on Franzen. Said Regan rather than Cordelia. And finally said FEMA instead of NOAA.

The long wait continues!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by DysonSphere » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:14 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:10 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:03 am
Man, that Florida test was easy.
100% agree. Wonder what they were thinking there
I'm also interested in the story behind the Florida test. From the video it wasn't even challenging (I might have gotten 2-3 wrong?)

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:34 pm

Lefty wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:12 am
On the bright side, I noticed that the homonym question was incorrectly labled "synonyms".
Wow. You're right. That's a big error for them to miss.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by heppm01 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:44 pm

37 off the video (vs 32 for real on the Tuesday test). Physics, science, biology, chemistry? Yes please!
DysonSphere wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:14 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:10 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:03 am
Man, that Florida test was easy.
100% agree. Wonder what they were thinking there
I'm also interested in the story behind the Florida test. From the video it wasn't even challenging (I might have gotten 2-3 wrong?)
Same here. I wonder if they were trying to target an older demographic in that area and eased up on the difficulty slightly.

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by khiddy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:54 pm

Happy to verify that I pulled a 46/50, my best showing over the now 7 times I've taken the test (3 of which led to fruitlessly being invited to jump into the pool).

Now I just need TPTB to give me a call up this time!

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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by sarisson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:45 pm

Not eligible to take the test but I got 44 on Tuesday, 41 on Wednesday, and just 39 on this one. I had serious doubts I'd even pass this one.
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Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Post by econgator » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:19 pm

Would have had 41 on this one.

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