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Wizard
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January 2nd, 2020 at 9:27:53 PM permalink
Once a year Jeopardy has an online qualification test. This year the test dates are Jan 28, 29, and 30. The first step is to register for the test. Then log into the Jeopardy web site no less than one hour before one of the testing times to take it.

It is a brutal and humbling test. I am hoping more people will register with me so I'll have some company when licking my wounds afterward. Meanwhile, I'll dust off my dunce cap from last year and get it ready.

The question for the poll is will you take the test?
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January 3rd, 2020 at 8:04:43 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Once a year Jeopardy has an online qualification test. This year the test dates are Jan 28, 29, and 30. The first step is to register for the test. Then log into the Jeopardy web site no less than one hour before one of the testing times to take it.

It is a brutal and humbling test. I am hoping more people will register with me so I'll have some company when licking my wounds afterward. Meanwhile, I'll dust off my dunce cap from last year and get it ready.

The question for the poll is will you take the test?



I'm not. But son of SOOPOO will. He is an odds on favorite to ace the test, as he is the crossword expert, as well as a trivia expert. If he does get invited for an interview I will have him reach out to BBB and teddys for advice. He knows a few dozen other show appearers. Via the crossword puzzle world. Huge overlap. I truly believe if he makes it to the show he has a chance to be a big winner. His crossword and trivia training focus on speed. He has some hand/eye coordination as a great racquetball player as well.

I'm setting myself up for a big letdown.....
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January 27th, 2020 at 10:07:01 PM permalink
Reminder that tomorrow is the first opportunity to take the Jeopardy test. Here are the exact days and times.

January 28 2020, 5:00PM PT
January 29 2020, 6:00PM PT
January 30 2020, 8:00PM PT

I see no reason why I won't take it tomorrow. For now, I'll get the dunce cap ready, which I'm sure I'll be wearing soon.
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January 28th, 2020 at 10:09:57 AM permalink
Seven more hours until the test.

However, I may be out of the office at 5:00 today, in which case there is always Wednesday and Thursday.
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January 28th, 2020 at 12:44:21 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Seven more hours until the test.

However, I may be out of the office at 5:00 today, in which case there is always Wednesday and Thursday.



Son of SOOPOO is doing the test tomorrow (Wednesday).
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January 28th, 2020 at 1:24:57 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Son of SOOPOO is doing the test tomorrow (Wednesday).



Has he not done it before?
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January 28th, 2020 at 1:35:29 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Son of SOOPOO is doing the test tomorrow (Wednesday).



I shall too. May the questions be easy and about bugs.
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SOOPOO
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January 28th, 2020 at 4:18:19 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Has he not done it before?



He has not. He made some feeble excuse saying he was studying or some such and wanted to be sure hed win when (if) he gets selected. His mother and I applied appropriate pressure and told him to get to off the can. Crossword competition comes in March. Ill revive that thread in February. He was 3rd last year.
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January 28th, 2020 at 10:13:42 PM permalink
Something came up and I couldn't take it today. Tomorrow almost for sure.
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January 29th, 2020 at 8:00:16 AM permalink
Here is a video of Tuesday's test.

It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

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