The Jeopardy contestant search exam

Mudcat

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Awww, bumping this thread got my hopes up that they were finally doing an online test. Looks like they're skipping the whole year.

As for chicky-poo, I think she's having a series of mini-strokes right before our eyes.
 

Mudcat

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Not ready to come in off the ledge yet but maybe this is something ??? Hopefully not just a pile of political bullshit.


OTTAWA - Game show host Alex Trebek says it looks as if Canadians will soon be able to apply to compete on Jeopardy again.

Trebek, who has presided over the quiz show for more than 30 years, is in Ottawa to receive the key to the city and met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau briefly. The two also discussed a return of Canadians to Trebek's popular show.

Changes in Canada's digital privacy laws last year caused problems over Internet applications, but Trebek says they are being ironed out.
 

Mudcat

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back in business.

Canadians are back in the game. Contestant exams Oct. 4-6.
 

Mudcat

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It's this week all y'all. Going on the 6th myself.

I'm worked out and back in shape and ready to crush it.
 

Mudcat

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Kickoff in ~an hour and a half. Ready to rock and roll. I think. Am I? Dunno. I don't feel as in-the-game as I have in the past.

But we're doing it.
 

Mudcat

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Yap. 39 out of 50. One particularly stupid error but whatever - 35 needed.

Here were the questions I was dealing with:
 

Mudcat

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It doesn't look like anyone has transcribed last night's test yet.

Here was Wednesday's. I got 36 on that one. Answers in the following post.


1 AUTHORS
IN ADDITION TO HIS MANY SPY NOVELS, HE WROTE CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

2 THE ACTRESS ROLE
IN 2016 SHE PLAYED MYSTIQUE IN AN X-MEN FILM

3 SCIENTISTS
IN THE 1830S HE NOTED THE DIFFERENCES IN MOCKINGBIRDS ON 4 ISLANDS IN THE GALAPAGOS

4 U.S. GEOGRAPHY
THE MISSOURI RIVER PROVIDES AROUND 150 MILES OF THIS STATES BORDER WITH NEBRASKA

5 RELIGION
ITS JAPANS OLDEST RELIGION

6 ANCIENT ROMANS
IN 40 B.C. HE WED OCTAVIANS SISTER OCTAVIA BUT SOON HAD HIS EYES ON CLEOPATRA

7 RESTAURANTS
THE BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. WAS INSPIRED BY THIS FILM

8 HOLIDAYS
THIS MAY HOLIDAY WAS ONCE KNOWN AS DECORATION DAY

9 ANIMALS
TYPES OF THIS MARSUPIAL INCLUDE RED & EASTERN GRAY

10 MUSEUMS
MUSEUMS DEVOTED TO THIS WRITER CAN BE FOUND IN KENYA & DENMARK

11 8-LETTER WORDS
ITS A COURSE OUTLINE OF A SCHOOL CLASS

12 SEAS
THE GULF OF BOTHNIA IS AN EXTENSION OF THIS SEA

13 HITMAKERS
SHE HIT THE CHARTS WITH SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER)

14 ENGLISH LITERATURE
PART OF THIS E.M. FORSTER NOVEL TAKES PLACE AT THE PENSIONE BERTOLINI IN ITALY

15 THE CONSTITUTION
THE PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION PROMISES TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON THIS

16 DISEASES
IT IS CANCER OF THE BONE MARROW

17 NAME THAT BIBLE BOOK
PHARAOHS MEN HAVE BIG PROBLEMS WITH THE RED SEA IN CHAPTER 14 OF THIS BOOK

18 TRAVEL & TOURISM
THE MURANO ISLANDS IN THIS CITYS LAGOON ARE FAMED FOR THEIR GLASSWARE

19 GRAMMAR
OUCH & UGH ARE EXAMPLES OF THIS PART OF SPEECH

20 AMERICAN NOVELISTS
HE SET MANY OF HIS NOVELS IN THE MYTHICAL YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY

21 HISTORIC WOMEN
IN 1774 HER TROOPS CRUSHED A PEASANT REVOLT LED BY YEMELYAN PUGACHEV, A COSSACK

22 MONEY
ITS THE UNIT OF CURRENCY OF BAHRAIN & IRAQ

23 POETS & POETRY
IN ODE TO THE WEST WIND, HE WROTE, O WIND, IF WINTER COMES, CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND?

24 TRANSPORTATION
IN 2001 THIS JET MANUFACTURER MOVED ITS HEADQUARTERS FROM SEATTLE TO CHICAGO

25 THE WESTERN U.S.
CALIFORNIANS KEEP AN EYE ON THIS GEOLOGICAL FEATURE THAT RUNS 800 MILES SOUTH TO NORTH, ENDING AROUND SAN FRANCISCO

26 TV DRAMAS
RAMI MALEK PLAYS ELLIOT ALDERSON, A HACKER ON THIS SHOW ON USA

27 AMERICAN LITERATURE
THIS WILLIAM STYRON NOVEL TELLS THE STORY OF A POLISH WOMAN & HER FRIGHTFUL EXPERIENCES IN NAZI GERMANY

28 CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
Hg IS THE SYMBOL FOR THIS ELEMENT

29 ARCHITECTURE
THIS VERTICAL SUPPORT CONSISTS OF A BASE, A SHAFT & A CAPITAL

30 THE 19TH CENTURY
AN 1820 AGREEMENT BY CONGRESS REGARDING SLAVERY WAS THIS STATES COMPROMISE

31 CLASSICAL MUSIC
IN 1826 THIS GERMAN COMPOSED THE OVERTURE TO A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

32 RHYME TIME
A MAXED OUT MALE BOVINE

33 BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
THIS AIRLINE IS HEADQUARTERED IN THE SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA SUBURB OF MASCOT

34 MYTHOLOGICAL ITEMS
MJOLNIR IS THIS TYPE OF WEAPON

35 CHILDRENS LITERATURE
A CLASSIC BOOK BY GEORGE SELDEN TELLS OF THIS NOISY INSECT IN TIMES SQUARE

36 ISLANDS
THE LARGEST FORM OF GRIZZLY BEAR CAN BE FOUND ON THIS ALASKAN ISLAND OF THE SAME NAME

37 QUARTERBACKS
THE PACKERS CHOSE THIS MAN IN ROUND 1 OF THE 2005 NFL DRAFT

38 THE U.S. SENATE
IN THE U.S. SENATE, THIS MANY VOTES ARE NEEDED TO END A LEGISLATION FILIBUSTER

39 OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
THIS 2-LETTER MOON ORBITS JUPITER

40 ALGEBRA
GIVEN 4x + 1 = 7y, IF x = 5 THEN y = THIS

41 MIDDLE D
DESIGNATION OF A STUDENT AT A MILITARY SCHOOL

42 WORLD CAPITALS
ITS THE CAPITAL OF SERBIA

43 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
THIS MILWAUKEE UNIVERSITY IS NAMED FOR A 17TH CENTURY FRENCH JESUIT MISSIONARY & EXPLORER

44 VICE PRESIDENTS
HE WAS GEORGE H.W. BUSHS VICE PRESIDENT

45 NONFICTION
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE 1936 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM PURSUING GOLD IN THIS SPORT

46 ART & ARTISTS
IN 1888 THIS DUTCHMAN PAINTED HIS PORTRAIT OF PERE TANGUY

47 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
ITS ALPHABETICALLY FIRST AMONG THE 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

48 AT THE MOVIES
A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST IS ONE OF THE TWO MAIN CHARACTERS IN THIS 1999 M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN FILM

49 SHORT STORIES
IN AN 1819 TALE, HIS DAUGHTER TELLS HIM ITS BEEN TWENTY YEARS SINCE HE WENT AWAY FROM HOME WITH HIS GUN

50 HOMOPHONES
CLANGING PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS, OR THINGS THAT REPRESENT OTHER THINGS
 

Mudcat

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Answers:


1 Ian Fleming
2 Jennifer Lawrence
3 Charles Darwin
4 Iowa seems right, still trying to confirm that South Dakota isn't a similar length
5 Shinto
6 Mark Antony
7 Forrest Gump
8 Memorial Day
9 Kangaroo
10 Karen Blixen (or Isak Dinesen)
11 Syllabus
12 Baltic
13 Adele
14 A Room with a View
15 Defense
16 Leukemia
17 Exodus
18 Venice
19 Interjection
20 William Faulkner
21 Catherine the Great
22 Dinar
23 Percy Shelley
24 Boeing
25 San Andreas Fault
26 Mr. Robot
27 Sophie's Choice
28 Mercury
29 Column
30 Missouri
31 Felix Mendelssohn
32 Full Bull
33 Qantas
34 Hammer
35 Cricket
36 Kodiak
37 Aaron Rodgers
38 60
39 Io
40 3
41 Cadet
42 Belgrade
43 Marquette
44 Dan Quayle
45 Rowing (Crew)
46 Vincent Van Gogh
47 Brown
48 The Sixth Sense
49 Rip Van Winkle
50 Cymbals/Symbols
 
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