The Jeopardy contestant search exam

Mudcat

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And here was Tuesday's. 41/50 for me.


SHAKESPEARE
1. The monarch with this first name was ruling England when Shakespeare died

TOP 10 HITS
2. Top 10 hits for Meghan Trainor include "Lips Are Movin'" at no. 4 & this song at no. 1

BOTANY
3. This green pigment is necessary for plants to carry out photosynthesis

CITIES OF THE WORLD
4. Mosul & Ramadi can both be found in this mideast country

ANIMALS
5. Its name is from the Greek for "River Horse"

ANCIENT ROME
6. Julius Caesar was assassinated on the 15th, or ides, of this month

AMERICAN LITERATURE
7. "The Naked and the Dead" & "The Executioner's Song" are books by this novelist

COLLEGES
8. After receiving a gift of $1 million in 1873, Nashville's Central University changed its name to this
AFTER RECEIVING A GIFT OF $1 MILLION IN 1873, NASHVILLES CENTRAL UNIVERSITY CHANGED ITS NAME TO THIS

ART
9. "Night Watch" is a classic painting from this 17th century master

HOBBIES
10. Not gardening, but this hobby with a 9-letter name is getting to the roots of your ancestors

RHYME TIME
11. Musical instrument for the Mrs.

CANADA
12. Canadas 3 territories are Nunavut, the Northwest Territories & this one

The Olympics
13. The 2008 Olympics were held in this city
THE 2008 OLYMPICS WERE HERLD IN THIS CITY

BESTSELLING NONFICTION
14. "The Devil in the White City" tells of this city's 1893 World's Fair

WWII
15. The 1944 battle of the Ardennes is also alliteratively called the "Battle of" this

ASTRONOMY
16. The 7 brightest stars in Ursa Major are collectively known as this

THE ORCHESTRA
17. Castanets & the tambourine belong to this section of the orchestra

COOKING
18. A speciality of Naples, this pizza turnover's name means "trouser leg"

FOREIGN PLACES
19. Hajj is a pilgramage to this city
My answer: Mecca

BIBLE PEOPLE
20. All 4 Gospels say Jesus was buried by Joseph of this place

FIRST LADIES
21. She wrote several books including First Lady From Plains in 1984

WEIGHTS & MEASURES
22. Like a ship's, an aircraft's speed is typically measured in these units
LIKE A SHIPS, AN AIRCRAFTS SPEED IS TYPICALLY MEASURED IN THESE UNITS

POETS & POETRY
23. This Scot's beloved poems include "To A Mouse" & "Address To A Haggis"

LET'S MOVE
24. Sometimes called an aerial rope slide, it's best known as this

DESERTS
25. Simpson Desert is a 55,000-square mile region in this country's Northern Territory

REALITY TV SHOWS
26. The elimination catchphrase from this competition reality TV show is "Please pack your knives & go"

PULITZER PRIZES
27. This author's dystopian novel "The Road" took the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

THE HUMAN BODY
28. An enlargement of this gland is called a goiter

FASHION
29. The French phrase pret-a-porter literally means this

EARLY AMERICA
30. Crispus Attucks, killed during this event, was one of the first to die for American independence

CLASSICAL MUSIC
31. This composer's 1869 work "Wiegenlied" is better known to us as "Lullaby"

BEGINS & ENDS WITH THE SAME LETTER
32. A guess as to the price or weight of something

AUTOMOBILES
33. Powered by multiple sources, Honda's Insight was the first of these cars sold in the U.S.

OPERA
34. Italian for "first lady" gives us this term for the lead female singer of an opera company

NONFICTION
35. This 3-named economist wrote the influential 1936 work "General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money"

GEOGRAPHIC TERMS
36. A country that has no direct access to the sea is referred to by this 10-letter term

MUSICAL THEATER

37. Lola helps save a failing shoe factory in this high-heeled 2013 Tony winner for best musical

ON THE MONEY
38. In 2017 this female author will replace Charles Darwin on the ten pound note

PARTS OF THE BODY
39. This vestigial organ is attached to a part of the large intestine called the cecum

BALLET
40. Cursed by a sorcerer, Odette is the lead role in this Tchaikovsky work.

VOCABULARY
41. A type of humor includes the name of this structure used in hangings

MOUNTAINS
42. You'll find 5-mile high Nanga Parbat in this range

TECH TALK
43. It's what LAN stands for

WOMEN OF HISTORY
44. Clara Barton was the founder of this group

FICTIONAL DETECTIVES
45. The 1930 book "Murder at the Vicarage" featured this female sleuth

MYTHOLOGY
46. Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire & metalworking, was identified with this Roman god

CHEMISTRY
47. The 2 main types of chemical bonds are covalent & this type found in salts

OSCAR WINNING MOVIES
48. "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire" is a tagline from this 1993 film

SCIENCE FICTION
49. In this classic novel from 1898, invaders from Mars attack planet Earth

STARTS WITH A
50. To abandon the throne
 

Mudcat

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Answers for Tuesday:

1 James
2 All About That Bass
3 Chlorophyll
4 Iraq
5 Hippopotamus
6 March
7 Norman Mailer
8 Vanderbilt
9 Rembrandt
10 Genealogy
11 Wife Fife
12 Yukon
13 Beijing
14 Chicago
15 the Bulge
16 Big Dipper
17 Percussion
18 Calzone
19 Mecca
20 Arimathea
21 Rosalynn Carter
22 Knots
23 Robert Burns
24 Zipline
25 Australia
26 Top Chef
27 Cormac McCarthy
28 Thyroid
29 Ready to Wear
30 Boston Massacre
31 Johannes Brahms
32 Estimate
33 Hybrid car
34 Prima Donna
35 John Maynard Keynes
36 Landlocked
37 Kinky Boots
38 Jane Austen
39 appendix
40 Swan Lake
41 Gallows Humor
42 Himalayas
43 Local Area Network
44 American Red Cross
45 Miss Marple
46 Vulcan
47 Ionic Bond
48 Schindler's List
49 War of the Worlds
50 Abdicate
 

Mudcat

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Found last night's which was the one I took officially and got 39:


1 SHAKESPEARE
THIS VILLIAN IS THE SECOND TO SPEAK IN OTHELLO

2 OLYMPIC ATHLETES
HE WAS THE AMERICAN FLAG BEARER AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES OF THE 2016 RIO OLYMPICS

3 PHYSICS
A NEUTRON IS COMPOSED OF 1 UP & 2 DOWN OF THESE ELEMENTARY PARTICLES

4 THE CONTINENTS
OF THE 7 CONTINENTS, ITS SECOND IN SIZE

5 STAMPS
ITS THE 4-LETTER NAME FOR THE TRIO WHO BORE GIFTS FOR THE BABY JESUS, AS SEEN ON A CHRISTMAS STAMP

6 HISTORIC DOCUMENTS
FIRST ISSUED IN 1215, IT DOCUMENTED THE LIBERTIES HELD BY FREE MEN

7 CHILDRENS BOOKS
THIS 1960 BOOK BEGINS, I AM SAM

8 NATIONAL PARKS
GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD CONNECTS THE EAST & WEST SIDES OF THIS ICY MONTANA NATIONAL PARK

9 ARTISTS
BORN IN 1898 THIS AMERICAN SCULPTON WAS QUITE MOBILE, LIVING IN 5 STATES & PARIS

10 BOARD GAMES
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THIS GAME HAS 3 QUESTION LEVELS & LETS YOU TAKE A FREE WEDGE

11 LATIN PHRASES
VIRGILS OMNIA VINCIT AMOR IS TRANSLATED AS THIS

12 RIVERS
IT FLOWS PAST BRATISLAVA, BUDAPEST & BELGRADE

13 MOVIE CHARACTERS
DAVID WEBB IS THE REAL NAME OF THIS CHARACTER PLAYED BY MATT DAMON

14 LITERARY TERMS
ONE TYPE OF THIS 14-LINE POEM IS PETRARCHAN

15 MILITARY HISTORY
THE BATTLE OF THE THAMES TOOK PLACE DURING THIS U.S. WAR

16 SCI. ABBREV.
ITS THE A IN RNA

17 OPERA
ITS THE ITALIAN WORD FOR AN OPERAS TEXT

18 AWARDS & HONORS
FELLOWSHIPS NICKNAMES GENIUS GRANTS ARE AWARDED BY THIS FOUNDATION NAMED FOR JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T.

19 PARTS OF SPEECH
THIS PART OF SPEECH USUALLY ENDS IN LY, LIKE QUICKLY

20 NONFICTION
HE WROTED THE MODESTLY TITLED, A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS

21 U.S. HISTORY
HE LED THE OCTOBER 16, 1859 RAID ON HARPERS FERRY

22 COMPOSERS
IN 1888 HE WROTE THE OFFICIAL MARCH OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS

23 WORLD AUTHORS
GREGOR SAMSA TURNS INTO A GIANT BUG IN HIS STORY THE METAMORPHOSIS

24 ANNUAL EVENTS
THIS HOLIDAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PUEBLA

25 ISLAND GROUPS
THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ARE ST. CROIX, ST. JOHN & THIS ONE

26 POP MUSIC
THEIR SONG STRESSED OUT HIT NO. 2 IN 2016

27 AMERICAN LIT
THIS WORK BEGINS, WHEN I WROTE THE FOLLOWING PAGES I LIVED ALONE, IN THE WOODS, A MILE FROM ANY NEIGHBOR

28 THE ELEMENTS
ATOMIC NUMBER 3, Li STANDS FOR THIS

29 WEBSITES
THIS POST WAS LAUNCHED IN 2005 TO BE A LIBERAL ALTERNATIVE TO THE DRUDGE REPORT

30 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
THE PTOLEMAIC DYNASTY BEGAN RULING THIS ANCIENT COUNTRY AROUND 305 B.C.

31 ARCHITECTS
THE ORIGINAL SURNAME OF LUDWIG, WHO LATER ADDED VAN DER ROHE

32 WORDS
TO ROLL AROUND IN SOMETHING, PERHAPS MUD OR SELF-PITY

33 FLAGS
THIS TREE IS ON THE FLAG OF LEBANON

34 MYTHOLOGY
SHES THE GREEK GODDESS OF LOVE & BEAUTY

35 1940s NOVELS
WINSTON SMITH WORKS FOR THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH IN THIS NOVEL

36 MOUNTAIN RANGES
40 MILES SOUTH OF MARRAKECH, MOUNT TOUBKAL IS THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THIS RANGE

37 CABLE TV
THIS FORMER DAILY SHOW CORRESPONDENT HOSTS LAST WEEK TONIGHT ON HBO

38 OFFICIAL STATE MOTTOES
ITS OFFICIAL STATE MOTTO IS NORTH TO THE FUTURE

39 NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
HE WON THE 2008 NOBEL IN ECONOMICS & YOU CAN READ HIM MONDAYS & FRIDAYS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

40 ANATOMY
THE EXTERNAL THIS ARTERY ASCENDS THROUGH THE SIDE OF THE NECK & BEHIND THE LOWER JAW

41 RHYME TIME
A BALD BIRD WITH A KINGLY BEARING

42 WORLD CAPITALS
HRADCANY CASTLE, ONCE THE HOME TO THE KINGS OF BOHEMIA, IS IN THIS CAPITAL CITY

43 FOOD & DRINK
SEVILLE ORANGES ARE BIG IN MAKING THIS PRESERVE, A WORD FROM THE PORTUGUESE

44 THE PRESIDENTS BIRTHPLACE
HE WAS BORN IN WEST BRANCH, IOWA

45 POETRY
IN A POEM IN THIS 1855 COLLECTION, THE AUTHOR INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS WALT WHITMAN, AN AMERICAN

46 MATH TERMS
IN ALGEBRA, ITS THE WORD FOR A SYMBOL STANDING FOR AN UNKNOW VALUE

47 BIOLOGY
THE STAMEN IS THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE PART OF A FLOWER; THIS FEMALE ONE CONTAINS THE OVARY, STYLE & STIGMA

48 BROADWAY MUSICALS
YORKTOWN & THE ELECTION OF 1800 ARE SONGS IN THIS HIT MUSICAL

49 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
THIS 1982 NOVEL IS WRITTEN IN THE FORM OF LETTERS, MOSTLY FROM CELIE TO GOD

50 WORDS ABOUT WORDS
ITS A PHRASE THAT IS SELF-CONTRADICTORY, LIKE DEAFENING SILENCE
 

Mudcat

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Answers:

1 Iago
2 Michael Phelps
3 Quarks
4 Africa
5 Magi
6 Magna Carta
7 Green Eggs and Ham
8 Glacier
9 Alexander Calder
10 Trivial Pursuit
11 Love conquers all
12 Danube
13 Jason Bourne
14 Sonnet
15 War of 1812
16 Acid
17 Libretto
18 MacArthur
19 Adverb
20 Dave Eggers
21 John Brown
22 John Philip Sousa
23 Franz Kafka
24 Cinco de Mayo
25 St. Thomas
26 Twenty One Pilots
27 Walden
28 Lithium
29 Huffington Post
30 Egypt
31 Mies
32 Wallow
33 Cedar
34 Aphrodite
35 1984
36 Atlas Mountains
37 John Oliver
38 Alaska
39 Paul Krugman
40 Carotid
41 Regal Eagle
42 Prague
43 Marmalade
44 Herbert Hoover
45 Leaves of Grass
46 Variable
47 Pistil
48 Hamilton
49 The Color Purple
50 Oxymoron
 

Mudcat

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I don't even remember. It's been a couple years. I always seem to be in the same range. I always pass which is 35 or more and range up to, oh, say, 44.

Actually that is easily look-uppable, isn't it? In this thread.

Yap. last official time was January 2014 and I got exactly 39.
 

Matty

Toe Toucher
Alex you big bully! WTH! :lmao:

[video=youtube_share;y2fZg0OQN-0]https://youtu.be/y2fZg0OQN-0[/video]
 

Mudcat

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Alex really is a dickwad.

I saw him playing poker once - for a more extended view than his brief little Jeopardy snippets. More of his real self came out.

Just kinda uptight and bitter.
 

Mudcat

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Anyways Jeopardy, thanks for the email with the subject heading Congratulations! It's not like that would make me think I had been invited to an audition when in fact it was just saying congratulations for, you know, basically, figuring out how to get on the internet I guess.
 

Mudcat

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Pretty confident I will pass the test but it's getting invited to an audition that is the longshot.

I signed up for Cleveland this time.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
First test was last evening. I intend to do the one on Thursday.

I practiced with yesterday's and got an adequate but unimpressive 37 out of 50.

The old brain just ain't what it used to be.

Here's the test. Answers to follow.



 
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