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99 CENTS AMIGO
Jul 22, 2007



Yeah, I got 42/50, which hopefully hits that hypothetical sweet-spot of "not so high as to sweep the games."

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ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

gooby on rails posted:

But the element was named during the period when Pluto was considered a planet...

Plutonium's atomic number isn't 92

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal

Yeah, and that's the reason it's not the right answer, the planet bit is ambiguous.

HookShot
Dec 26, 2005



drat it, I can't believe you eastern people got the African Geography question, that's basically my favourite category.

Glenn_Beckett
Sep 12, 2008

When I see a 9/11 victim family on television I'm just like 'Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaqua'

HookShot posted:

drat it, I can't believe you eastern people got the African Geography question, that's basically my favourite category.

I misread it and got it wrong, so today as punishment I've filled out 10 maps of Africa with all the country names.

Colonial Air Force
May 22, 2002

Bombing Redcoats since 1775



Alex's doppelganger is a contestant tonight, complete with mustache!

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


I guessed Oslo and Helsinki, but it was Oslo and Stockholm. That was a tough question. Sad to see Ashok go. He was cool.

Anybody taking the test tonight?

Old James
Nov 20, 2003

Wait a sec. I don't know an Old James!



escape artist posted:

I guessed Oslo and Helsinki, but it was Oslo and Stockholm. That was a tough question. Sad to see Ashok go. He was cool.

Anybody taking the test tonight?

Yeah, I thought Helsinki and Tallinn. Also, I'm taking it tonight. Good luck.

jscolon2.0
Jul 9, 2001

With great payroll, comes great disappointment.


Somebody from CST better post the entire exam too.

fygar
Nov 24, 2004
glorp

Even though I thought I registered to take yesterday's test, I just logged in and am now looking at a countdown timer. I guess that means I'm good to go. Good luck to everybody else taking the test in the CST!

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


26 minutes to glory. I hope to see all of you in paradise.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


I'm taking it tomorrow night at 11pm. I have a 5 hour energy on hand in case I kept sleepy. My logic for picking Thursday was simply "there's nothing good on TV that night."


Good luck guys! Even though we're kind of competing for the same slot, I wish you all well.

Anya
Nov 3, 2004
"If you have information worth hearing, then I am grateful for it. If you're gonna crack jokes, then I'm gonna pull out your ribcage and wear it as a hat."

Forgot about last night's test until I checked my email this morning. Here's to year two of trying to hit it big, in 20 minutes!

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Taking the test in 20 minutes. Hoping for lots of science, geography, food, and gay culture icons.

Probably will end up with a lot of sports, opera, and European history. And like 10 multiplication questions.

Glenn_Beckett
Sep 12, 2008

When I see a 9/11 victim family on television I'm just like 'Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaqua'

Good luck to all of you taking the test tonight. I passed last night, and I'm very stupid! You will all pass tonight, and you are very smart! And handsome!

Old James
Nov 20, 2003

Wait a sec. I don't know an Old James!



For all those taking it tomorrow: The most common Jeopardy categories

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


I logged in to the test site and now it has a countdown of 6 minutes saying that I'm going to take the test. poo poo, I know I signed up for Thursday. I don't know what to do!

edit: Guess I'll just see what happens at the end of the countdown, and take it if it wants me to take it. I was going to do a little last minute geography studying, but what the hell? Just hope there's no ballet questions.

escape artist fucked around with this message at Jan 10, 2013 around 01:59

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


Cranking some Eye of the Tiger to get pumped for this. Like I need any help.

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


escape artist posted:

I logged in to the test site and now it has a countdown of 6 minutes saying that I'm going to take the test. poo poo, I know I signed up for Thursday. I don't know what to do!

The day you register for is meaningless. Logging in any night there's a test makes you take it that night.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


DrBouvenstein posted:

The day you register for is meaningless. Logging in any night there's a test makes you take it that night.

gently caress me! Oh well, I'm alert and attentive and ready to go. May as well do it now. This is the longest countdown ever... one minute until test time.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Blegh. I do not think that went well.

Teddybear
May 16, 2009

The Corgiest Teddybear



Lipstick Apathy

Boy that went bad. I mixed up Wilson and Hoover at the start and it went downhill from there. I'm not getting in this time around.

Really wish I went last night. Alas.

joepinetree
Apr 5, 2012


Oh, crap. I clicked on pass instead of submit in some 4 or 5 questions by mistake.

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


I think I did all right. Probably in the 40ish range. I think I at least put down reasonable guesses for the ones I didn't know. I do tend to fall into a groove of ignoring category names though.

Raskolnikov38
Mar 3, 2007

We were somewhere around Manila when the drugs began to take hold



Teddybear posted:

Boy that went bad. I mixed up Wilson and Hoover at the start and it went downhill from there. I'm not getting in this time around.

Really wish I went last night. Alas.

At least you were the right century, all I could think of for some reason was Grover Cleveland.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


Dammit, I hosed that one up. Should not have logged in.


I knew Baby Ruth Bader Ginsberg but couldn't type it in time!!



I was a wise-rear end about one or two questions that I didn't know... "This children's book..." I wrote "Everybody Poops" and The Hunger Games star I wrote "Pretty Blonde 23423824"

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


e: ^^^^^ Jennifer Lawrence is a brunette dawg

There was a question on what tree is on the South Carolina flag. I knew it was palmetto because last year I got a question asking which state was the Palmetto State.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

There was a question on what tree is on the South Carolina flag. I knew it was palmetto because last year I got a question asking which state was the Palmetto State.

That's one of the few I'm certain I got right.



That one about the HBO shows was Game of Thrones, right? I don't watch it so I don't know.

And the "All In" book was Petraeus?

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


e: ^^^^^yeah, Game of thrones is right.

Was Ethiopia the largest country on the horn of Africa, or do only coastal countries count as part of the Horn? I couldn't decide between that or Somalia.

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


escape artist posted:

That's one of the few I'm certain I got right.



That one about the HBO shows was Game of Thrones, right? I don't watch it so I don't know.

And the "All In" book was Petraeus?

Yes and yes.

QuickbreathFinisher posted:

e: ^^^^^yeah, Game of thrones is right.

Was Ethiopia the largest country on the horn of Africa, or do only coastal countries count as part of the Horn? I couldn't decide between that or Somalia.

I thought it was asking for any of the three largest, which would be Ethiopia, Eritrea, or Somalia, but NOT Djibouti

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


Oh poo poo, I got the Hoover question right!


I hope someone takes the Thursday tests and posts so I can lament about how much better I would have done if I had just waited until tomorrow.

Old James
Nov 20, 2003

Wait a sec. I don't know an Old James!



QuickbreathFinisher posted:

e: ^^^^^yeah, Game of thrones is right.

Was Ethiopia the largest country on the horn of Africa, or do only coastal countries count as part of the Horn? I couldn't decide between that or Somalia.

I was debating that too and went with Somalia as well.

For the chemistry one, it was worded in a way that made me think they wanted "inert gasses" but I am worried they won't accept that and "noble gasses" was the correct answer.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

Yes and yes.


I thought it was asking for any of the three largest, which would be Ethiopia, Eritrea, or Somalia, but NOT Djibouti

Oh cool, I read it wrong but I got it right anyway if I said Ethiopia. What was the kids' book one? I put Velveteen Rabbit. I could not for the life of me think of Virginia Woolf or Petraeus, but I got loving Baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg instantly.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


On the site's FAQ it says that they don't send you your score, you're only contacted if you pass... What constitutes passing?

How come so many people knew their scores a few hours afterward last night?



Ahhh, I'm so antsy.

Cuban Chowder Factory
Jun 3, 2002


I, uh, did terribly. Blanked on the Hunger Games broad and had no clue on the candy bar justice one.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


escape artist posted:

On the site's FAQ it says that they don't send you your score, you're only contacted if you pass... What constitutes passing?

How come so many people knew their scores a few hours afterward last night?



Ahhh, I'm so antsy.

I think a lot of people were going by memory and using that list someone awesome posted. Hopefully another one gets posted again. I once heard that above 40 is passing but that might be bullshit.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


Old James posted:


For the chemistry one, it was worded in a way that made me think they wanted "inert gasses" but I am worried they won't accept that and "noble gasses" was the correct answer.

That one screwed me too, but I ended up putting noble gasses.



If I had to guess, I'm in the 35-38 range. I passed on about 4 or 5 and there were 3 I wrote wrong answers in. (I put Ayn Rand for Virginia Woolf)

ColdBlooded
Jul 15, 2001

Ask me how to run a good team into the ground.

This was my first time taking the test and it seems like it's a hell of a lot harder than what we see on TV on a daily basis.

I probably got somewhere between 25 and 30

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


Old James posted:

I was debating that too and went with Somalia as well.

For the chemistry one, it was worded in a way that made me think they wanted "inert gasses" but I am worried they won't accept that and "noble gasses" was the correct answer.

I put inert too. I think the word noble on its own doesn't imply that it won't react.

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fygar
Nov 24, 2004
glorp

Ugh, I almost hope they don't call me after that test. What was the answer to the "Earth Around Us" question? I read it a couple of times, but I couldn't figure out what they were looking for.

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