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April 9th, 2019 at 11:00:47 AM permalink
Reminder there is another Jeopardy online test at 5PM Pacific time today. Per an Email I just received, I'm properly registered and am planning to crash and burn in six hours.
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April 9th, 2019 at 11:19:22 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Reminder there is another Jeopardy online test at 5PM Pacific time today. Per an Email I just received, I'm properly registered and am planning to crash and burn in six hours.



Good Luck Wizard! Will you videotape it like BBB?
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April 9th, 2019 at 4:34:37 PM permalink
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Good Luck Wizard! Will you videotape it like BBB?



No, I'm afraid I'll embarrass myself with how badly I do.

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April 9th, 2019 at 5:18:37 PM permalink
Pass big helpings of crow and humble pie, not to mention the dunce cap. I'm going sit in the corner and feel sorry for myself for a while after the beating I just took on that test. At least I didn't record it.
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April 9th, 2019 at 5:50:13 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Pass big helpings of crow and humble pie, not to mention the dunce cap. I'm doing sit in the corner and feel sorry for myself for a while after the beating I just took on that test. At least I didn't record it.



In the same boat as you as it was much harder than I thought it would be.

I wonder if everyone had the same test or we all got 50 random questions?

Did you have one where the answer was Ty Cobb for sports for The Georgia Peach?
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April 9th, 2019 at 5:58:13 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

In the same boat as you as it was much harder than I thought it would be.

I wonder if everyone had the same test or we all got 50 random questions?

Did you have one where the answer was Ty Cobb for sports for The Georgia Peach?



I took it, too, and I did record it, but I bombed so badly I'm not up for posting it unless someone HAS to see it.

Yes, I had the Ty Cobb question.

I missed 18 for sure, 2 I'm not sure if they'll give me credit, so between 30 and 32. Horrible for getting on the show.

whats worse, I gave away 7 where I knew the answer but blanked at the time, Arggghh.

If anyone wants the answers to the ones I missed, they're behind the spoiler below. Which is where the video will go if anyone wants to see it. But id rather transcribe the test than have people listen to my choking on allergies and sniffling while I took it.


1`. dumas (knew this, went blank)
2. lady. cat.idk...monster! auggh (too late)
5. red dead redemption
7. rossini (knew this, went blank)
10. chevron
11. billions
12. william the conqueror (knew this, went blank)
14. hansberry
15. bangladesh
20. spotnitz
26. penultimate (knew this, went blank)
30. antarctica (should have made a better guess and gotten this)
35. achilles (knew this, went blank)
39. noble gases (I read the question wrong - thought it said 6-letter name. couldn't think of a one that met that. arggh.) EDIT: people are saying the answer is halogen. which is what i was going to write, but it had seven letters. Auggh.
40. woodwinds (maybe they will accept reeds, idk, went back and forth)
44. flamenco may have been correct, but could also be fandango. idk.
47. class
48. idk. "It can mean to underwrite a business venture, or the wad of paper money to do so". total blank EDIT: bankroll. augghh!!!
49. a farewell to arms
50. donald glover
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:05:28 PM permalink
Exact same questions based on your spoilers.

I did get some of those right but missed plenty others. I’m thinking I was around 23-27 correct. I suck.
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:07:06 PM permalink
https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/04/april-2019-adult-jeopardy-online-test-questions.html


Video of tonight’s test from fan site.
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:10:07 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Did you have one where the answer was Ty Cobb for sports for The Georgia Peach?



Yes. I had no clue on that one and guessed Joe Dimaggio.

I'm quite sure that everyone for a given day gets the same test.
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:11:04 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/04/april-2019-adult-jeopardy-online-test-questions.html


Video of tonight’s test from tonight from fan site.



Nice. but no answers. hmmm.

heres the first 6. Is it worth doing the whole thing?

1. French Literature
"The Count of Monte Cristo" was written by this man
Alexandre Dumas, jr.


2. Missing Links
Green-eyed________Truck
Monster


3. Subatomic Particles
Flavors of these include Up, Down & Strange
quarks


4. Women In History
She came into power after the death of her father, Ptolemy XIII
Cleopatra


5. Video Games
Arthur Morgan & the Van Der Linde Gang are at the heart of the follow-up to this western from Rock Star
Red Dead Redemption


6. Rivers
It flows 1240 miles to empty into the Pacific at Astoria
Columbia
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:12:39 PM permalink
My wife and I doing the same thing right now. It appears she would have done much better than me.
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:14:13 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Video of tonight’s test from fan site.



Thank you. This Jeopardy forum has lots of comments that it was a brutal test.

If anyone can find a list of questions with answers, please post it.
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:18:02 PM permalink
If the tests are all the same you have no chance unless you cheat. You all need to conference call during the test.
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:20:41 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

heres the first 6. Is it worth doing the whole thing?



I got only two of those -- quarks and Columbia. I say keep the list coming!
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April 9th, 2019 at 6:21:44 PM permalink
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If the tests are all the same you have no chance unless you cheat. You all need to conference call during the test.



I strongly suspect there is cheating like crazy on these tests. If anyone in my house could help, I would have been tempted. Actually, my son plays the oboe and he might have helped on that one, but I think I got it right anyway.
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April 9th, 2019 at 10:40:02 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I got only two of those -- quarks and Columbia. I say keep the list coming!



I thought you’d would’ve know the cleopatra one.
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April 10th, 2019 at 12:32:18 AM permalink
I feel really dumb after that test lol. I got the Dhaka one correct for sure!
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April 10th, 2019 at 3:26:39 AM permalink
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I thought you’d would’ve know the cleopatra one.



Nope. I might have guessed her if I'd thought of the idea, but I drew a blank.
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April 10th, 2019 at 3:32:04 AM permalink
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I feel really dumb after that test lol.

Why do you want to make my life so easy? Too easy, I won't even go there.

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Compound words.

It can mean to underwrite a business venture, or wad of paper money to do so.

I hope everyone here got that one.
♪♪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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April 10th, 2019 at 6:32:29 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

1. French Literature
"The Count of Monte Cristo" was written by this man

Alexandre Dumas, jr.


Anyone who's served a stretch at Shawshank knows that "The Count of Monte Cristo" was written by a guy named "dumb ass".
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April 10th, 2019 at 7:21:31 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Why do you want to make my life so easy? Too easy, I won't even go there.

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Compound words.

It can mean to underwrite a business venture, or wad of paper money to do so.

I hope everyone here got that one.


Just like that test you lost me lol.
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April 10th, 2019 at 7:28:22 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Quote: beachbumbabs

1. French Literature
"The Count of Monte Cristo" was written by this man

Alexandre Dumas, jr.


Anyone who's served a stretch at Shawshank knows that "The Count of Monte Cristo" was written by a guy named "dumb ass".



That’s actually why I got it right.
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April 11th, 2019 at 6:53:19 AM permalink
Posts about the current Jeopardy champion have been split off to JAMES HOLZHAUER ON JEOPARDY.
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April 20th, 2019 at 9:17:56 AM permalink
FWIW...

I didn't see this when it came in, so I may have missed my chance, but I responded anyway. I hope they still have room.

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April 20th, 2019 at 10:27:36 AM permalink
Congrats. That will give you just enough time to take the test Nd jump on a plane to spring to celebrate
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April 20th, 2019 at 11:36:58 AM permalink
congrats Babs! Quite an accomplishment.
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April 20th, 2019 at 12:01:23 PM permalink
Good luck Babs I hope to see you on the show.
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April 20th, 2019 at 12:32:37 PM permalink
Great news, and best of luck!
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April 20th, 2019 at 12:51:57 PM permalink
Congratulations Barb! I'm proud of you.
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April 20th, 2019 at 12:55:20 PM permalink
Good luck, BBB!

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April 20th, 2019 at 12:58:52 PM permalink
You go girl! Good variance to you.
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April 22nd, 2019 at 12:12:12 PM permalink
wow, good job, go get em!

[went to this thread due to Ayecarumba hint]

keep us posted
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April 22nd, 2019 at 12:54:12 PM permalink
I'm responding to Aye here, and will use this thread to post any news I get, good or bad.

He asked what I was doing to prepare.

There's a trivia site called alpaca that I've been using a little the last couple years. A lot of past Jeopardy people are on there. So the quizzes are sort of tougher than something like the general trivia apps.

I'm ramping up playing there some, just to get my brain going. I like how James suggested the children's department of the library for basic and digestible facts on a lot of subjects. Might do that.

I also have about 50,000 trivia cards from trivia pursuit sets. I'm going to start using them for every day flash card drills if Jeopardy confirms I'm still invited to audition. But haven't heard yet, though it's the first business day back from Easter week (and since I replied last Sat), so I'm giving it a few days.
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April 22nd, 2019 at 1:41:58 PM permalink
I've got some three or four sets of trivia game cards I'd be happy to give you. Just say the word and I'll dig them out and tell you the names of the games/sets.
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April 22nd, 2019 at 5:55:02 PM permalink
I've learned so much from reading random Wikipedia articles. Best of luck!
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April 24th, 2019 at 10:32:58 AM permalink
Next step. Whew. Thought I was too late.

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April 24th, 2019 at 10:44:06 AM permalink
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Next step. Whew. Thought I was too late.

Good!

umm, you're leaving us hanging here with that "However, even though you ..."

... even though you pass all tests and requirements you may never be selected if we decide to be shitty" ???
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April 24th, 2019 at 11:03:18 AM permalink
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Good!

umm, you're leaving us hanging here with that "However, even though you ..."

... even though you pass all tests and requirements you may never be selected if we decide to be shitty" ???



Pretty much, yes. Lol.

Here's the next part.

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April 24th, 2019 at 11:39:41 AM permalink
Congratulations BBB! We are all very excited for you! Thanks for taking us along with you via your posts.

hehe... Maybe the lack of travel expenses is due to budget adjustments caused by James H's current run.
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April 24th, 2019 at 1:04:54 PM permalink
That's awesome, Babs! Best of luck on "Mock Jeopardy!" and the interview.

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April 24th, 2019 at 1:19:59 PM permalink
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Congratulations BBB! We are all very excited for you! Thanks for taking us along with you via your posts.

hehe... Maybe the lack of travel expenses is due to budget adjustments caused by James H's current run.



Actually, lucky you did not get the updated text.

That one says you are responsible for your own expenses, have to bring your own buzzer. Bottled water will be available at $10 per bottle, and Alex Trebek will gladly chat with you for an extra $100.

They have to make the money back somehow.
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April 24th, 2019 at 2:53:51 PM permalink
wait so if you are asked to go to LA you are still NOT guaranteed to get on the show. I would be soooo pissed if i was told to come to LA and then I still didnt get on. They film 5 shows a day so 10 people are needed. I wonder if you are told to be there on Monday. If you don't get on Monday do you get to stay for Tuesday or are you SOL. I knew you had to pay to get there and such but I assumed once you are invited you would be at least getting 1k so trip should be paid for.
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April 24th, 2019 at 3:34:12 PM permalink
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wait so if you are asked to go to LA you are still NOT guaranteed to get on the show. I would be soooo pissed if i was told to come to LA and then I still didnt get on. They film 5 shows a day so 10 people are needed. I wonder if you are told to be there on Monday. If you don't get on Monday do you get to stay for Tuesday or are you SOL. I knew you had to pay to get there and such but I assumed once you are invited you would be at least getting 1k so trip should be paid for.



They don't want to guarantee you will be on the show for many reasons. There may be a problem with the show that was taped that prevented it from being used. They may determine that one contestant was too douchy to put on TV. They may look at you when you arrive and decide not to use you for whatever reason. They may have already put on 4 female body builders and are looking for some diversity. There may be a fire in the studio that precludes taping that day.

They want to make sure that you are fully aware that making the trip does not guarantee anything.
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April 24th, 2019 at 4:29:44 PM permalink
I would be saddest if the Final Jeopardy resulted in a tie, leaving only one spot open the next "day". That would be bad luck.
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April 24th, 2019 at 5:39:22 PM permalink
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I would be saddest if the Final Jeopardy resulted in a tie, leaving only one spot open the next "day". That would be bad luck.



They have a tie breaker clue now.
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April 25th, 2019 at 9:08:08 AM permalink
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They have a tie breaker clue now.

How does that work? First to buzz in, or do they wager again?
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April 25th, 2019 at 9:10:41 AM permalink
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How does that work? First to buzz in, or do they wager again?



Here's a video of the first time it happened after the new rule.

https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/81fbmd/final_jeopardy_ended_in_a_tie_last_night_and_we/
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May 8th, 2019 at 4:31:58 AM permalink
So. Today is audition day. Trying to wake up enough to get my act together and take it on the road. Lol.

I've been doing an hour or two of trivia games and looking up odd facts and categories each day in preparation. Yesterday, I took Mom and we went for haircuts and mani-pedis. I figure it's a tv show, I should look my best, and it's almost Mom's birthday, so I treated as an early present.

Otherwise, I figure it's what you know at this point that will either get you past the 2nd test or not. So I got a good night's sleep, and hope to show up with a sparkle in my eye and a smile on my face.

It's about 3 hours south to the audition. Setting out pretty soon, plan to be early. Got my letter and forms in hand. They ask a lot of questions about who you know that might have been on tv, when you were ever on any show, have you ever been convicted of a felony, the usual questions. Lol.
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May 8th, 2019 at 6:42:48 AM permalink
Thanks for the update and I look forward to the next one. My advice, having never made it on a TV game show (so what do I know?) is to be yourself and have fun with it.
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May 8th, 2019 at 7:06:53 AM permalink
You got this babs. Remember, you'll be the AP in the room. Break a leg.
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