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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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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 he’d 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. I’ll 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.

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January 29th, 2020 at 8:10:19 AM permalink
just noticed the poll

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There is only one F, BBB



Ouch!
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January 29th, 2020 at 8:36:38 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

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.....



I can help him get on if he does well on the test. Be sure and let me know what he thinks his score is.

Joon Pahk is a Jeopardy legend, as is Eric Aasgard. They can both help him as well.

I definitely want to talk to him before the audition. It's about more than the tests.
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January 29th, 2020 at 8:42:47 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

just noticed the poll



Ouch!



Hahahahaha! I still dream about that moment once in a while. Wake up with my buzzer hand twitching, too.

I picked the "one F" answer, so anybody else, feel free.

Any kindergartener who's ever opened the bag knew that one. I just didn't realize the significance of the category, that they would deliberately be misspelled, fast enough in the moment.

Ah, well.
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January 29th, 2020 at 8:51:54 AM permalink
I think I did surprisingly well on that Tuesday test - not to the level of making the show or anything, but quite proud of myself, actually.
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January 29th, 2020 at 12:28:18 PM permalink
I just took the practice exam. Quite humbling. Sigh. Not sure if I will make the effort to take the test tonight.
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January 29th, 2020 at 3:55:41 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Quote: SOOPOO

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.....



I can help him get on if he does well on the test. Be sure and let me know what he thinks his score is.

Joon Pahk is a Jeopardy legend, as is Eric Aasgard. They can both help him as well.

I definitely want to talk to him before the audition. It's about more than the tests.



THANKS! I'd say David is friends with Joon, and friendly with Erik (Agard).... (I think Thor is from Aasgard....)

I will DEFINITELY have him give you a call.
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January 29th, 2020 at 5:15:29 PM permalink
45-minute warning until the Wednesday exam at 6:00 PST.
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January 29th, 2020 at 6:15:06 PM permalink
I ended up taking the test. I may have answered six correctly. I did get the answer to the poll correct, "No -- I have no chance."

Very humbling.
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January 29th, 2020 at 6:16:41 PM permalink
I just took the Wednesday exam. You won't be seeing me on jeopardy anytime soon. I really did no preparation, and there were too many categories that were unfamiliar to me.
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January 29th, 2020 at 6:20:17 PM permalink
Dust off the dunce cap from last year and pass it back to me. I will be in the corner, sulking and licking my wounds.
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January 29th, 2020 at 6:41:47 PM permalink
Son of SOOPOO reports he got 5 wrong out of 50. So my advanced math tells me he got 45 out of 50 correct.
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January 29th, 2020 at 7:45:19 PM permalink
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Son of SOOPOO reports he got 5 wrong out of 50. So my advanced math tells me he got 45 out of 50 correct.



My congratulations to him! I was closer to getting 5 right out of 50 than 5 wrong. When he gets on the show, I would be happy and honored to cheer him on.
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January 29th, 2020 at 10:18:07 PM permalink
I justviewed Tuesday's test, as posted by Wizard. I personally felt it was much easier than Wednesday's test.
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January 30th, 2020 at 4:37:40 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I justviewed Tuesday's test, as posted by Wizard. I personally felt it was much easier than Wednesday's test.



I agree 100%.
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January 30th, 2020 at 4:42:46 AM permalink
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I justviewed Tuesday's test, as posted by Wizard. I personally felt it was much easier than Wednesday's test.



I would be surprised if the Jeopardy people don't use a 'curve' when grading the test. Like David's 45 on the harder day is equal to someone's 47 on the easier day.
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January 30th, 2020 at 4:46:42 AM permalink
Here is yesterday's test.



Can anyone find a source with the questions AND answers?
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January 30th, 2020 at 6:31:05 PM permalink
Anyone taking the Thursday test?
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January 30th, 2020 at 6:43:52 PM permalink
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Son of SOOPOO reports he got 5 wrong out of 50. So my advanced math tells me he got 45 out of 50 correct.



That should get an audition. 95% sure of it. Put me in touch with him, please. I don't think I have his number any more.
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January 31st, 2020 at 6:59:32 AM permalink
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That should get an audition. 95% sure of it. Put me in touch with him, please. I don't think I have his number any more.



Not to doubt you, but when James Holtzhauer was in the Tournament of Champions he said he had been taking the online Jeopardy test for years and only in 2019 got invited to the next step. I can't remember where I read it, but I thought they randomly pick people who passed the test for a live audition.
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January 31st, 2020 at 7:03:46 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Not to doubt you, but when James Holtzhauer was in the Tournament of Champions he said he had been taking the online Jeopardy test for years and only in 2019 got invited to the next step. I can't remember where I read it, but I thought they randomly pick people who passed the test for a live audition.



Debbie Downer.
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January 31st, 2020 at 1:27:33 PM permalink
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Debbie Downer.



Somebody else, who you know, just called me Eeyore the other day, because I'm such a pessimist.

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January 31st, 2020 at 6:14:46 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Not to doubt you, but when James Holtzhauer was in the Tournament of Champions he said he had been taking the online Jeopardy test for years and only in 2019 got invited to the next step. I can't remember where I read it, but I thought they randomly pick people who passed the test for a live audition.



It's not random.
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January 31st, 2020 at 7:07:12 PM permalink
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It's not random.



Can you elaborate on the process?
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