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Wizard
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March 20th, 2019 at 6:44:46 AM permalink
It's almost that time of year again -- when I crash and burn on the Jeopardy online tryout test. Actually, I'm not sure how close I get, but the test last year really humbled me.

Here are the dates:

March 27 2019, 5:00PM PT
April 9 2019, 5:00PM PT
April 10 2019, 6:00PM PT
April 11 2019, 8:00PM PT

The first step is you have to register. Give them a low-priority Email, as it puts you on their mailing list. As I recall from last year, as the dates get closer they will give you links to take the test. Unfortunately, the tests are pass/fail, and I've always failed. If you pass, I guess they invite you to the next step.

This thread will be a good place to lick our wounds afterward.

In other Jeopardy news, here is a nice Thank you message from Alex.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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March 20th, 2019 at 6:47:54 AM permalink
I can answer clue after clue from my recliner. Online test...not so much.
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March 20th, 2019 at 7:09:41 AM permalink
Signed up last year but was not available on that date
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March 20th, 2019 at 11:13:02 AM permalink
I've signed up as well. These tests are really hard - I've taken one and didn't earn an invitation. I fully expect to go down in flames again.

I signed up for Mar 27 in West Palm Beach, although its probably irrelevant.
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Thanks for this post from:
SkittleCar1Ayecarumba
March 20th, 2019 at 2:17:29 PM permalink
I've passed every time I've taken the online test (three times now) and been to three in-person auditions.

Here are the next steps after passing:

At home:

1. Get invited to a regional audition in a major city.
2. Fill out a questionnaire with three "funny stories" to talk about on air; bring it to the audition.

At audition:

3. Go to audition, which is usually in the conference room of a fancy hotel. They give you a really nice, free Jeopardy pen.
4. A producer explains the process for auditioning, selection, taping, prizes, etc.
5. Producers administer a written test at the audition that eliminates about 65 percent of the people there.
6. Those who pass the written test are invited to play a quick sample game with real buzzers. They're not really looking for how well you answer, but more about how confident you are ringing in, speaking to the host, and remembering to quickly select the next clue if you get the question right.
7. Those who perform well enough in the sample game are given one-on-one interviews with producers to gauge your personality and TV likability. At this stage they also ask you what you would do with the prize money if you won; I discourage anyone to say gambling with it because when I said that (one time) they made sour faces.

In the contestant pool:

8. Those who perform well enough in the personal interview are placed in the official contestant pool and have a one-year countdown during which they can be called to go to tape the show in Los Angeles. Jeopardy does not pay for flight, meals or hotels, but the minimum prize should easily cover it. (But you do have to book your own travel.)

9. If you haven't been called in one year, you are free to take the next online test (so you can take it once every two years if you keep passing).

After passing all of the above each time in three different tries, I have spent three years in the contestant pool without receiving a call to taping. I have heard that even if you are in the contestant pool, it is a less than 50 percent chance you will be selected for taping.

Tips to get selected for taping:

-- Be personable, confident, fun
-- Have good funny anecdotes
-- MOST IMPORTANT, be female. Jeopardy aims for at least one woman on each show (1/3) -- but the auditions seem to be about 95 percent male. Through the years I have seen almost all of the women I have auditioned with appear on the show.
Wizard
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March 20th, 2019 at 2:31:18 PM permalink
Soda, that is great stuff, thank you! Unfortunately, I've yet to jump through the first hoop successfully, but its interesting to know how it works.

I would imagine there is also more racial diversity on the show than in the contestant pool, your thoughts?
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sodawater
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March 20th, 2019 at 2:34:59 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Soda, that is great stuff, thank you! Unfortunately, I've yet to jump through the first hoop successfully, but its interesting to know how it works.

I would imagine there is also more racial diversity on the show than in the contestant pool, your thoughts?




Thanks, yes, there is definitely more racial diversity on the show than was at my auditions. There were hardly any racial minorities at my auditions, but mine were in the Northeast, so maybe there is more diversity at more western auditions. I would imagine non-white people who pass the test are almost guaranteed to be called within the one year.
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March 20th, 2019 at 2:36:05 PM permalink
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Signed up last year but was not available on that date

I'll take soda pop for 2000 Alex.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 20th, 2019 at 3:38:31 PM permalink
Jaundice and related symptoms
Belly or back pain
Weight loss and poor appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Gallbladder or liver enlargement
Blood clots

What is pancreatic cancer Alex?
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March 20th, 2019 at 5:32:00 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'll take soda pop for 2000 Alex.



On Ellens game show last night one of the questions was name brands owned by coke. I got it wrong on #2. I said Dr. Pepper. I always thought they were owned by coke but apparently they are not. I was sad
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