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    Jeopardy Test

    In past years, a few here have taken the test. I was wondering what people thought about this year's version.

    I passed the test a few years ago, but couldn't make the audition because it was the same day as my capstone presentation for my Master's. This year, I did far better on the test than I ever have before. It wasn't just that I thought I knew most of the answers; I was certain of them. Checking up on questions I wasn't sure of, I've only found four I missed. One was because I kept switching back and forth between Egypt and Tunisia, and had nothing written when time expired, and one was because I typed Chantel instead of Chanel (in that case, I had no idea of the answer consciously, so I must have known subconsciously in order to get it that close.)

    So, if others have taken the test, did you think it was easier than usual, or did I just hit the right categories this time?

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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    I would say there's a good chance they're going to make it easier over the years in order to obtain a wider, dumber audience.

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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    It was very lit-heavy this year, which plays into my wheelhouse.

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    I took it too. I don't know how it compares to previous ones since this was the first time I took it. I missed a few of the lit questions, mainly because I spent more time reading German rather than English lit.
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    I got like seven right...
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    I took it Tuesday night, I think I got about 35 right. So I guess no meeting Trebeck for me this year.

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    I've taken the test multiple times and even got to Round Two of the testing a few years ago. This year's test, IMO, was the easiest by far. I missed a couple due to spelling mistakes. (Stupid ones, at that.)

    To be fair, however, my father-in-law thought this test was difficult-- that's like because he has a master's in biologoy and zoology and not one in lit.
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    Sunofa*****! I completely forgot this year... I hadn't missed it since they began doing it online. My year is ruined. I usually get in the low to mid 40's but have never gotten a call back.

    I'm disgruntled with the online system, mostly because I feel like I'll never get to go on. I imagine there are thousands that do pass so it comes down to a lottery essentially in order to get a call up.
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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    I passed the test and have been invited to the follow-up auditions in Nashville, May 15!

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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    SO JEALOUS!!!!! But major congrats.. I had a friend get on the show last year. Would love to see a Redszoner on there!

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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    Thanks. Odds are still long, but this is one step.

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    Good luck pal!

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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I passed the test and have been invited to the follow-up auditions in Nashville, May 15!
    Wow. Congrats! Keep us posted on your progress. I didn't realize they had such a rigorous selection process.

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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I passed the test and have been invited to the follow-up auditions in Nashville, May 15!
    Give RedsZone a shout out if you make it on!
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Jeopardy Test

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I passed the test and have been invited to the follow-up auditions in Nashville, May 15!
    Excellent - best of luck!
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