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January 8th, 2014 at 6:42:43 PM permalink
Okay, I hope you people are happy. I just went through the video capture of the test and entered all the questions below and those answers I knew, or was mad at myself for not knowing and had to look up.

At best, my score would have been a 19. I might have had some brain freezes or ran out of time on some of them. As I wrote in Online Jeopardy Test thread, I discovered that I couldn't enter any answers with my video capture software going.

In making comments with specific answers, please put them in spoiler tags so that others may enjoy the test.

It would be nice to see somebody post tomorrow's test.

p.s. I am an idiot.

  1. In 1724 Peter the Great commissioned this Dane to explore the Pacific Coast of Siberia.

    I don't know

  2. Claire Daines plays the Emmy-winning role of CIA agent Carrie Mathison on this Showtime Drama.

    I don't know

  3. In Bridal Fashions, blusher, cascade & birdcage are types of these.

    Veils

  4. The TV Series "Under the Dome" is based on the bestseller by this author.

    Stephen King

  5. The gulf of Finland is an arm of this sea.

    Baltic

  6. In Green myth Jason led this famous group of sailors.

    I don't know

  7. Nearly all of the earth's weather occurs in this layer of the atmosphere below the stratosphere.

    Troposhere

  8. "Glengarry Glen Ross", about despertate real estate salesmen, won him a 1984 Pulitzer Prize.

    I don't know

  9. This "botanical" interchange is where 2 highways meet.

    Cloverleaf

  10. She wrote the 2009 memoir "Going rogue: An American Life."

    Sarah Palin

  11. Marshall Mathers goes by this stage name.

    I don't know

  12. Brought over from Australia to the U.S., blue gum is a common variety of this tree.

    Eucalyptus

  13. In November 1906 Teddy Roosevelt left the U.S. to personally see this progress on the engineering project.

    The Panama Canal

  14. The Spanish word for midday rest.

    Siesta

  15. A rich auburn color is name for this Venetian artist, who favored that hair color in his paintings.

    I don't know

  16. One of the top 5 for the U.S. girls born in 2012, it also belongs to a Jane Austen heroine

    Sadly, I don't know. You would think baby names would be a good category for me but Jane Austen is not exactly my strongest subject.

  17. He reworked a novel called "Stephen Hero" into a "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man."

    I don't know

  18. This desert forms the triangular southern half of Israel.

    Negev (My guess was wrong)

  19. He wrote & directed 2013's "Blue Jasmine" but doesn't star in it.

    I don't know

  20. "Planck" down this term for the smallest amount of energy that can be emitted as a electromagnetic radiation.

    Doc, where are you when I need you?

  21. The 3 orders of ancient Greek column were doric, ionic & this ornate one name for a city.

    I don't know

  22. It's an apartment house owner who overchages tenants while allowing the property to deteriorate.

    Slumlord

  23. 1902: "The horror! The horror!

    Hearts of Darkness.

  24. In the 21st century he kept dazzling visitors to Vegas with the Encore as well as the casino that bears his name.

    Steve Wynn (at least I'll get one right)

  25. He served in the KGB from 1975 to 1991.

    Putin

  26. Triton is the largest moon of this planet.

    Saturn Neptune

  27. He was president when the 20th century began.

    William McKinley (my guess was wrong)

  28. 4 white fleurs-de-lis appear on this Canadian Province's flag.

    Quebec

  29. According to a George Eliot title, the Tullivers own a mill on this river.

    I don't know

  30. She played Ilsa in "Casablanca."

    Ingrid Bergman (I wouldn't have got it)

  31. Bovine term for a business product that is a dependable source of income.

    Cash cow

  32. While sleepwalking she yells, "Out, damned spot! Out, I say!"

    I don't know

  33. It's the capital of Latvia.

    Riga (I wouldn't have got it)

  34. In 2013 Susan Bennett was revealed to be the original voice of this iPhone assistant.

    Siri (I wouldn't have got it)

  35. The Pilgrims formed Plymouth colony & this religious group founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    Quakers

  36. At age 70, he was put on trial for "not believing in the gods of the state believes in."

    I don't know

  37. His books included "Diet Revolution", "New Diet Revolution" & "Health Revolution."

    I don't know

  38. The name of this jawbone is from the Latin for "to chew."

    I don't know

  39. Located at the south end of the Bosphorus, it's the only major city to lie on 2 continents: Asia and Europe.

    Istanbul

  40. This author's "House of the Seven Gables" tells of the cursed Pyncheon family.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne (I wouldn't have got it)

  41. Often issued in times of war, this order prohibits ships or goods from leaving a port.

    I don't know

  42. 3 friends are thrown into a fiery furnace in this biblical book.

    I don't know

  43. Since 1975 this new year's college bowl game has been played at the Superdome in New Orleans.

    Sadly, I don't know

  44. "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" completed the trilogy about a hacker from this country.

    I don't know

  45. It's the learning disability in which sufferers reverse words like "was" & "saw"

    Dyslexia

  46. The French Revolution: During this Bloody period of the revolution, at least 17,000 people were executed.

    I don't know

  47. This senator's memoir "An American Son" covers his family's journey from Cuba to Florida.

    Marco Rubio


  48. The Western Hemisphere: The West Indian island of Aruba is a self-governing part of this European country.

    The Netherlands

  49. Robert Bloch based this motel owner in his novel "Psycho" on convicted Wisconsin killer Ed Gein.

    Norman Bates

  50. Hairstyle described as "business in the front, party in the back."
    No clue.

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AxiomOfChoice
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January 8th, 2014 at 6:58:30 PM permalink
I knew the answers to 13 of them, which is not very good, but a lot better than I expected I'd do (I was setting the over/under for myself at 0.5).

How long do you have to answer each one? I had a couple of "tip of the tongue" moments where it took me 5-10 seconds to recall the answer. So, while I knew 13, I might not have gotten 13.

Also, our knowledge has almost no overlap. Out of the ones that I knew, only two were ones that you also knew.
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:01:13 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

I knew the answers to 13 of them, which is not very good, .



I'm still working on number 5. Finland has a coast?
Who knew.
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:02:00 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

How long do you have to answer each one?



15 seconds. If there is sufficient interest I can post my video capture.
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AxiomOfChoice
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:04:23 PM permalink
Also, after reading your answer for #13, I still don't get it. Is there a mistake there or am I just being dense?
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:08:09 PM permalink
lol I got 5
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:11:03 PM permalink
I got 16, I also didn't understand#13
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:19:25 PM permalink
I think 13 would have been:

The Panama Canal
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:21:51 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:25:19 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Also, after reading your answer for #13, I still don't get it. Is there a mistake there or am I just being dense?



Sorry, that was a typo. I just fixed it.
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