The Jeopardy contestant search exam

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So here's this if anyone is interested. Test #1 for 2014. In proper exam, you have 15 seconds to type in each response.

Answers in following post. Mudcat score - 39.



1. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
In 1967 this great-grandson of a slave joined the Supreme Court

2. TV TITLE ROLES
Julianna Margulies plays attorney Alicia Florrick on this show

3. STAMP COLLECTING
First sold in 1840, the Penny Black & the Two Penny Blue both featured this person

4. SHORT STORY WRITERS
He spun the tale of Rip Van Winkle around 1820

5. LAKES & RIVERS
It flows through the entire length of New Mexico & forms part of its border with Texas

6. THE INTERNET
Google owns this website of uploaded content founded in February 2005

7. ANATOMY
The primary vessel for carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body is this largest artery

8. NATIONAL PARKS
A third of Miami-Dade County is located in this national park

9. 9-LETTER WORDS
It's a word meaning 2 weeks

10. SHAKESPEARE
This history play starts with the winter of our discontent speech

11. COUNTRY MUSIC
This American Idol winner took over from Faith Hill singing the Sunday Night Football theme

12. POTENT POTABLES
Rum brand named for a man who was born in Wales & died in Jamaica

13. QUEENS OF FRANCE
This 16th century Medici queen of France was the great-granddaughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent

14. FISHY ANAGRAM
ROLE FUND

15. BALLET MOVES
A full turn of the body on one foot, it's from the Middle French for spinning top

16. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
In the U.S. this holiday is observed on the 2nd Sunday in May

17. FROM PAGE TO STAGE
This musical that debuted in 1964 was based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem

18. STATE OF THE UNION
In the Civil War its 187th Volunteers were the Keystone Brigade

19. THE OLYMPICS
This city hosted the Oiympics during the Depression & again 52 years later

20. ANCIENT ANIMALS
This extinct flying reptile's name is from the Greek for wing finger

21. TRANSPORTATION
In Europe it extends underwater for 31 miles from Folkestone to Sangatte

22. ENDS WITH O
The jargon of a profession or field of study

23. MCPEOPLE
She co-wrote the film adaptation of her novel Waiting To Exhale

24. NEWSPAPERS
This Maryland newspaper was founded back in 1837

25. THE PERIODIC TABLE
Cu is the symbol for this element

26. FOR THE BIRDS
The Adelie type of this bird builds nests from pebbles

27. THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Crassus, Pompey & Julius Caesar formed the first one in 60 B.C.

28. COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE
This Provo, Utah university was founded in 1875

29. 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE
In 1729 he presented A Modest Proposal

30. RECENT HITMAKERS
In 2008 this singer from the West Indies visited Disturbia

31. FROM THE GREEK
It's from the Greek for five-angled

32. BOOKS INTO MOVIES
This 1985 Orson Scott Card novel came to the big screen in 2013

33. WORLD CAPITALS
It's the capital of Libya

34. LEGALESE
It's the willful giving of false testimony under oath

35. THE BIBLE
Get out! It's the second book of The Bible

36. MEDIEVAL TIMES
King Harald II was killed at this battle in 1066

37. POETS & POETRY
This 3-named poetess wrote, It is enough to bear / This image still and fair

38. SCIENTISTS
In 1831 he got his Cambridge degree & set out on the H.M.S. Beagle

39. U.S. CITIES
This state capital's seal shows a phoenix, symbolizing its rebuilding after the Civil War

40. KIDDY LIT
The narrator did not like this Seuss-ian title breakfast here or there

41. ANYONE FOR DESSERT?
Ice cream & cake topped with browned meringue is baked this state

42. THE GREEK GODDESS
She was born dressed in armor & had no mother, so she sprang from Zeus' head

43. LONG-RUNNING TV
This Mark Harmon drama debuted in 2003 & is still on today

44. NOVELISTS
In 1826 he published The Last of the Mohicans

45. MY STARS!
Appropriately, this dog star is in Canis Major

46. HISTORIC WORLD LEADERS
He led Russia during WWII

47. TECH COMPANIES
This brand makes the Pentium Processor 967

48. OH, CANADA
On Burrard Inlet, Vancouver is in this Canadian province

49. FEMALE AUTHORS
Aliens, not vampires, helped this author stay on the bestseller lists with her novel The Host

50. BEFORE & AFTER
1980s sportswear designer who was used as an immigration center near the Statue of Liberty
 

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1. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Thurgood Marshall

2. TV TITLE ROLES
The Good Wife

3. STAMP COLLECTING
Queen Victoria

4. SHORT STORY WRITERS
Washington Irving

5. LAKES & RIVERS
Rio Grande

6. THE INTERNET
YouTube

7. ANATOMY
aorta

8. NATIONAL PARKS
Everglades

9. 9-LETTER WORDS
fortnight

10. SHAKESPEARE
Richard III

11. COUNTRY MUSIC
Carrie Underwood

12. POTENT POTABLES
Captain Morgan

13. QUEENS OF FRANCE
Catherine

14. FISHY ANAGRAM
flounder

15. BALLET MOVES
pirouette

16. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
Mother's Day

17. FROM PAGE TO STAGE
Fiddler on the Roof

18. STATE OF THE UNION
Pennsylvania

19. THE OLYMPICS
Los Angeles

20. ANCIENT ANIMALS
pterodactyl

21. TRANSPORTATION
Chunnel/Channel Tunnel

22. ENDS WITH O
lingo

23. MCPEOPLE
Terry McMillan

24. NEWSPAPERS
Baltimore Sun

25. THE PERIODIC TABLE
copper

26. FOR THE BIRDS
penguin

27. THE ROMAN EMPIRE
triumvirate

28. COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE
Brigham Young

29. 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE
Jonathan Swift

30. RECENT HITMAKERS
Rihanna

31. FROM THE GREEK
pentagon

32. BOOKS INTO MOVIES
Ender's Game

33. WORLD CAPITALS
Tripoli

34. LEGALESE
perjury

35. THE BIBLE
Exodus

36. MEDIEVAL TIMES
Hastings

37. POETS & POETRY
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

38. SCIENTISTS
Charles Darwin

39. U.S. CITIES
Atlanta

40. KIDDY LIT
Green Eggs & Ham

41. ANYONE FOR DESSERT?
baked alaska

42. THE GREEK GODDESS
Athena

43. LONG-RUNNING TV
NCIS

44. NOVELISTS
James Fenimore Cooper

45. MY STARS!
Sirius

46. HISTORIC WORLD LEADERS
Stalin

47. TECH COMPANIES
Intel

48. OH, CANADA
British Columbia

49. FEMALE AUTHORS
Stephanie Meyer

50. BEFORE & AFTER
Perry Ellis Island
 

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I went to a Who Wants to Me a Millionaire tryout thing in Denver. I forget the specifics, but seems like I got a spot by qualifying on a radio call-in. I did ok, nothing great by any means, and nothing obviously ever came of it...but it was a fun experience.
 

Mudcat

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We think you got the Canada one right.

Which ones did you miss?

You know what? - on further review, I actually got 40. Only missed 10.

Inexcusable misses: 6 (YouTube), 19 (Los Angeles Olympics), 22 (lingo).

Stuff I absolutely know but couldn't access the memory in time due to being old and decrepit: 1 (Thurgood Marshall), 23 (author of Waiting to Exhale).

Others: 3, 13, 26, 32, 49


I think it was a serious mistake to eat a big meal immediately before the test. I was just not firing on all cylinders and my brain felt like it was laboring under extra weight.
 

Mudcat

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Here is Test #2 for 2014. Found it quite a bit easier myself. Answers in the next post.

Mudcat score --> 44



1. EXPLORERS
In 1724 Peter the Great commissioned this Dane to explore the Pacific coast of Siberia

2. TV DRAMAS
Claire Danes plays the Emmy-winning role of CIA agent Carrie Mathison on this Showtime Drama

3. FASHION
In bridal fashions, Blusher, Cascade & Birdcage are types of these

4. BESTSELLERS
The TV series Under The Dome is based on the bestseller by this author

5. BODIES OF WATER
The Gulf of Finland is an arm of this sea

6. A IN MYTHOLOGY
In Greek myth Jason led this famous group of sailors

7. GENERAL SCIENCE
Nearly all of the earth's weather occurs in this layer of the atmosphere below the stratosphere

8. 20TH CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS
Glengarry Glen Ross, about desperate real estate salesmen, won him a 1984 Pulitzer Prize

9. 10-LETTER WORDS
This botanical interchange is where 2 highways meet

10. MEMOIRS
She wrote the 2009 memoir Going Rogue: An American Life

11. SINGLE-NAMED PERFORMERS
Marshall Mathers goes by this stage name

12. TREES
Brought over from Australia to the U.S., blue gum is a common variety of this tree

13. AMERICAN HISTORY
In November 1906 Teddy Roosevelt left the U.S. to personally see the progress on this engineering project

14. LANGUAGE LESSONS
It's the Spanish word for the midday rest

15. ART
A rich auburn color is named for this Venetian artist, who favored that hair color in his paintings

16. FIRST NAMES
One of the top 5 for U.S. girls born in 2012, it also belongs to a Jane Austen heroine

17. BOOKS & AUTHORS
He reworked a novel called Stephen Hero into A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

18. DESERTS
This desert forms the triangular southern half of Israel

19. ACTOR-DIRECTORS
He wrote & directed 2013's Blue Jasmine but doesn't star in it

20. PHYSICS
Planck down this term for the smallest amount of energy that can be emitted as electromagnetic radiation

21. ARCHITECTURE
The 3 orders of ancient Greek column were Doric, Ionic & this ornate one named for a city

22. COMPOUND WORDS
It's an apartment house owner who overcharges tenants while allowing the property to deteriorate

23. NAME THE WORK
1902: The horror! The horror!

24. ENTREPRENEURS
In the 21st century he kept dazzling visitors to Vegas with The Encore as well as the casino that bears his name

25. CURRENT WORD LEADERS
He served in the KGB from 1975 to 1991

26. THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Triton is the largest moon of this planet

27. U.S. PRESIDENTS
He was President when the 20th century began

28. FLAGS
4 white fleur-de-lis appear on this Canadian province's flag

29. ENGLISH LITERATURE
According to a George Eliot title, the Tuillvers own a mill on this river

30. CLASSIC MOVIE ACTRESSES
She played Ilsa in Casablanca

31. ALLITERATION
Bovine term for a business product that is a dependable source of income

32. SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN
While sleepwalking she yells, Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

33. 4-LETTER CAPITALS
It's the capital of Latvia

34. TECH STUFF
In 2013 Susan Bennett was revealed to be the original voice of this iPhone assistant

35. COLONIAL AMERICA
The Pilgrims formed Plymouth colony & this religious group founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony

36. ANCIENT GREEKS
At age 70, he was put on trial for not believing the gods the state believes in

37. NONFICTION
His books included Diet Revolution, New Diet Revolution & Health Revolution

38. ANATOMY
The name of this jawbone is from the Latin for to chew

39. WORLD CITIES
Located at the south end of the Bosporus, it's the only major city to lie on 2 continents: Asia & Europe

40. AMERICAN LIT
This author's House of the Seven Gables tells of the cursed Pyncheon family

41. LEGAL ES
Often issued in times of war, this order prohibits ships or goods from leaving a port

42. BIBLE BOOKS BY STORY
3 friends are thrown into a fiery furnace in this Biblical book

43. COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
Since 1975 this New Year's college bowl game has been played at the Superdome in New Orleans

44. LITERARY TRILOGIES
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest completed the trilogy about a hacker from this country

45. HEALTH & MEDICINE
It's the learning disability in which sufferers reverse words like was & saw

46. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
During this bloody period of the revolution, at least 17,000 people were executed

47. POLITICIANS
This senator's memoir An American Son covers his family's journey from Cuba to Florida

48. THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
The West Indian island of Aruba is a self-governing part of this European country

49. SUCH A CHARACTER!
Robert Bloch based this motel owner in his novel Psycho on convicted Wisconsin killer Ed Gein

50. DOUBLE L WORDS
Hairstyle described as business in the front, party in the back
 

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1. EXPLORERS
Bering

2. TV DRAMAS
Homeland

3. FASHION
veils

4. BESTSELLERS
Stephen King

5. BODIES OF WATER
Baltic Sea

6. “A” IN MYTHOLOGY
Argonauts

7. GENERAL SCIENCE
troposphere

8. 20TH CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS
David Mamet

9. 10-LETTER WORDS
cloverleaf

10. MEMOIRS
Sarah Palin

11. SINGLE-NAMED PERFORMERS
Eminem

12. TREES
Eucalyptus

13. AMERICAN HISTORY
Panama Canal

14. LANGUAGE LESSONS
siesta

15. ART
Titian red

16. FIRST NAMES
Emma

17. BOOKS & AUTHORS
James Joyce

18. DESERTS
Negev Desert

19. ACTOR-DIRECTORS
Woody Allen

20. PHYSICS
quantum

21. ARCHITECTURE
Corinthian

22. COMPOUND WORDS
slumlord

23. NAME THE WORK
Heart of Darkness

24. ENTREPRENEURS
Steve Wynn

25. CURRENT WORD LEADERS
Vladimir Putin

26. THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Neptune

27. U.S. PRESIDENTS
William Mckinley

28. FLAGS
Quebec

29. ENGLISH LITERATURE
Floss

30. CLASSIC MOVIE ACTRESSES
Ingrid Bergman

31. ALLITERATION
cash cow

32. SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN
Lady Macbeth

33. 4-LETTER CAPITALS
Riga

34. TECH STUFF
Siri

35. COLONIAL AMERICA
Puritans

36. ANCIENT GREEKS
Socrates

37. NONFICTION
Atkins

38. ANATOMY
mandible

39. WORLD CITIES
Istanbul

40. AMERICAN LIT
Nathaniel Hawthorne

41. LEGAL “E”S
embargo

42. BIBLE BOOKS BY STORY
Daniel

43. COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
Sugar Bowl

44. LITERARY TRILOGIES
Sweden

45. HEALTH & MEDICINE
dyslexia

46. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Reign of Terror

47. POLITICIANS
Marco Rubio

48. THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Netherlands

49. SUCH A CHARACTER!
Norman Bates

50. DOUBLE “L” WORDS
mullet
 

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And here is the 3rd and final round for 2014. Answers in next post. Mudcat score - 43.




1. HISTORIC AKA
Prior to being Empress, she was Vicomtesse de Beauharnais

2. MOVIES
Steve Carell voiced the criminal mastermind Gru in this 2010 film & its 2013 sequel

3. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
The name of this 8-day Jewish festival is Hebrew for "dedication"

4. TRILOGIES
"Mockingjay" is the third part in a trilogy from this writer

5. SEAS
This sea extends southeast from Suez, Egypt for about 1,200 miles

6. RELIGION
The Latin version of the Catholic bible revised by St. Jerome in the 5th century is commonly called this

7. ASTRONOMY
Term for motion of a celestial body that is opposite to the motion of most other bodies in its solar system

8. U.S. PRESIDENTS
He carried 40 states in the 1928 election, 6 in 1932

9. HOMONYMS
To keep your tea bag in water, or marked by an extreme angle

10. NONFICTION
This TV personality had 2 nonfiction bestsellers in 2013, "Killing Jesus" & "Killing Kennedy"

11. SPORTS
In 2012 this quarterback joined the Broncos & lit up the Mile High scoreboards

12. FLAGS
This Caribbean country adopted France's tricolor flag but removed the central white stripe

13. WAR
Longbows were important to the 1346 Battle of Crecy, part of this war

14. STARTS & ENDS WITH "K"
It's a small structure open on one or more sides, used as a newspaper stand or booth

15. OPERA
This seductive gypsy foresees her own death in the cards in Act III of the opera named for her

16. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
In 1969 this women's college in Poughkeepsie, New York became coeducational

17. BESTSELLERS
His "Sycamore Row" was a follow-up to "A Time to Kill"

18. MOUNTAINS
The many eruptions of this Sicilian volcano include a fearsome one back in 475 B.C.

19. MUSICAL THEATER
The title character in this Broadway musical sings "Why So Silent?" & "The Music of the Night"

20. THE PERIODIC TABLE
The element Tungsten is also known by this "lupine" name

21. U.S. GOVERNMENT
Robert M. Gates served in this Cabinet post under both George W. Bush & Barack Obama

22. VOCABULARY
It's a lady's dressing table or a synonym for conceit

23. PULITZER PRIZE WINNING WOMEN
She got the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for an epistolary novel set in early 20th C. Georgia

24. THE LAW
The Latin phrase "onus probandi" refers to this; it lies with the plaintiff

25. FIRST LADIES
Buried at Hyde Park, she was a delegate to the U.N. after her husband's death

26. MINERALS
The Mohs scale is used to determine this in various minerals

27. MYTHOLOGY
This group of 3 goddesses who controlled human destiny were called Moirae in Greek

28. POLITICIANS
This democrat is the only person representing California to ever serve as Speaker of the House

29. ART & ARTISTS
In the 1960s he made images of celebrities like Marilyn & Jackie from photographs

30. TV SITCOMS
The Comic Center of Pasadena is a comic book store patronized by characters in this sitcom

31. 7-LETTER WORDS
As an adjective it means polite & gracious; as a noun, it's a strong, sweet liqueur

32. POETS
In 1798 a great-uncle died & he was suddenly a 10-year-old Baron

33. PLACES TO SEE
Located in Utah, it's the last National park alphabetically

34. WEIGHTS & MEASURES
Now 6 feet, this measure of water depth was once the distance between your fingertips with arms outstretched

35. THE NEW TESTAMENT
This apostle said to Jesus, "Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?"

36. TRADE WARS
The British were involved in 2 Opium Wars versus this country

37. WORLD LIT
The title character of this 2001 novel is the son of a zookeeper in Pondicherry, India

38. BIOLOGY
An allele is an alternative form of a gene on these strands of DNA

39. RIVERS
Of Pittsburgh's "Three Rivers", this one is alphabetically first

40. THE ANCIENT GREEKS
Homer's "Iliad" deals with a protracted war of the Greeks & this city

41. ECONOMICS
This American put his "Beautiful Mind" to work on game theory & shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics

42. CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
His "Songs to Remember" include about 50 mazurkas written in a 3/4 dance rhythm

43. POP MUSIC
In September 2013 "Roar" became her 8th number one single

44. TRAGIC SHAKESPEARE'
She marries the King of France & tries to use the French army to help her Dad, King Lear

45. DISCOVERIES
He won the first Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of X-rays

46. EXPLORATION
Though killed in the Philippines, he gets credit for the first circumnavigation of the earth

47. POTENT POTABLES
The finest types of this liquor are certified 100% Blue Agave

48. DESERTS
This Chilean desert's average summer temperature is 66 degrees

49. AUTHORS & THEIR CHARACTERS
He's the most famous creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs

50. WORD ORIGINS
Urdu for "dusty", this olive drab cloth was first used in the uniforms of the British Army in India in 1857
 

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1. HISTORIC AKA
Josephine

2. MOVIES
Despicable Me

3. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
Hannukah

4. TRILOGIES
Suzanne Collins

5. SEAS
Red Sea

6. RELIGION
Vulgate

7. ASTRONOMY
retrograde

8. U.S. PRESIDENTS
Herbert Hoover

9. HOMONYMS
steep

10. NONFICTION
Bill O'Reilly

11. SPORTS
Peyton Manning

12. FLAGS
Haiti

13. WAR
100 Years War

14. STARTS & ENDS WITH "K"
kiosk

15. OPERA
Carmen

16. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Vassar

17. BESTSELLERS
John Grisham

18. MOUNTAINS
Mt. Etna

19. MUSICAL THEATER
Phantom of the Opera

20. THE PERIODIC TABLE
Wolfram

21. U.S. GOVERNMENT
Secretary of Defense

22. VOCABULARY
vanity

23. PULITZER PRIZE WINNING WOMEN
Alice Walker

24. THE LAW
burden of proof

25. FIRST LADIES
Eleanor Roosevelt

26. MINERALS
hardness

27. MYTHOLOGY
Fates

28. POLITICIANS
Nancy Pelosi

29. ART & ARTISTS
Andy Warhol

30. TV SITCOMS
The Big Bang Theory

31. 7-LETTER WORDS
cordial

32. POETS
George Gordon, Lord Byron

33. PLACES TO SEE
Zion

34. WEIGHTS & MEASURES
fathom

35. THE NEW TESTAMENT
Thomas

36. TRADE WARS
China

37. WORLD LIT
Life of Pi

38. BIOLOGY
chromosomes

39. RIVERS
Allegheny

40. THE ANCIENT GREEKS
Troy

41. ECONOMICS
John Nash

42. CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
Frederic Chopin

43. POP MUSIC
Katy Perry

44. TRAGIC SHAKESPEARE'
Cordelia

45. DISCOVERIES
Roentgen

46. EXPLORATION
Ferdinand Magellan

47. POTENT POTABLES
tequila

48. DESERTS
Atacama

49. AUTHORS & THEIR CHARACTERS
Tarzan

50. WORD ORIGINS
khaki
 

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hahahahahaa Even I got that one right! Of course, WG is probably one of 3 hockey players I could name.
 

Mudcat

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WTF is going on with this for 2015, I wonder. More than a year has passed since last year's tests and there hasn't even been an announcement setting up the new dates.

They better not stop doing it. If I'm carrying around all this useless knowledge for no reason, Ima be pissed.
 
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