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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:24 pm

I took the Teen one today. Did anybody else take it?
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Post by Gonzagapuma1 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:44 pm

I did. The word questions were hard.

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Post by Youse Da Force » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:54 pm

Oh, was that today?

Dang.

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Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:57 pm

I plan on failing the college one again tomorrow. Either that or my browser can act up again and the test won't start.
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Post by TheCzarMan » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:47 pm

I took the teen one. Wasn't a fan of it at all, either I knew the answer easily or it was something really obscure or unknown to me.

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Post by dtaylor4 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:02 pm

I will be taking the test for the first time tomorrow.

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Post by Stat Boy » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:12 pm

Yeah, oops.
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Post by BGSO » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:22 pm

I actually thought most of the questions were very easy, with the occasional one I had no idea. The one question who's topic was "V" I had no idea, but otherwise I thought it was relatively easy.

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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:16 pm

I want to do it tonight, but I have an astronomy observing session I can't miss at 8 PM that will last for at least an hour. Too bad.
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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:47 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I plan on failing the college one again tomorrow. Either that or my browser can act up again and the test won't start.

hey .. i plan on failing again as well !!!

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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:14 pm

Five letter F word, Mike ???

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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:17 pm

Kent B wrote:Five letter F word, Mike ???
What?

That wasn't too bad, though. I definitely missed the British general one, and two other ones that I can't think of.

Edit: I appear to have guessed right on the Radium question.

Oh, and maybe you're talking about "frill"?
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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:17 pm

Yeah, it wasn't that bad. I know I missed at least three or four, and probably something more like seven or eight.
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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:20 pm

Looking up some of the questions, I realize I didn't miss as many as I thought just be straight up guessing right.

British general ?... I don't remember that one.

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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:21 pm

Kent B wrote:Looking up some of the questions, I realize I didn't miss as many as I thought just be straight up guessing right.

British general ?... I don't remember that one.
The one asking for the dude with a non-pull over sweater named after him. Cardigan turned out to the be answer. All I could think of was the dude who lost at Saratoga who brought the chests of lavish supplies with him.
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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:22 pm

oh yeah .. i got that off the sweater ... didn't even think about the british general lol

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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:23 pm

Answers pulled out of ass:
Hemingway, Smits, Winehouse .....

but the five letter f word ... wtf .... i still haven't figured that out

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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:30 pm

Kent B wrote:Answers pulled out of ass:
Hemingway, Smits, Winehouse .....

but the five letter f word ... wtf .... i still haven't figured that out
If it's the bird / airline upgrade thing, then it's frill.
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Post by ieppler » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:40 pm

BGSO wrote:I actually thought most of the questions were very easy, with the occasional one I had no idea. The one question who's topic was "V" I had no idea, but otherwise I thought it was relatively easy.
I think (and I hope) that was "vicarious."

The test seemed a little bit harder this year than it was last year.
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Post by Gautam » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:22 pm

I liked how the only real science question was "absolute zero." if there was anything else that was remotely close to being science, I think I missed it then :(
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Post by BGSO » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:26 pm

Hopper wrote:
BGSO wrote:I actually thought most of the questions were very easy, with the occasional one I had no idea. The one question who's topic was "V" I had no idea, but otherwise I thought it was relatively easy.
I think (and I hope) that was "vicarious."

The test seemed a little bit harder this year than it was last year.
Thats the one, some of the pop culture ones gave me a scare, barely got in victoria adams (beckham), and managed to pull hinder out of thin air

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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:56 pm

It was pretty awesomely bad, in so many ways. I can't believe that they asked for absolute zero.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:32 am

Does anyone know how long it takes them to send out audition e-mails from the online tests?
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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:50 am

no idea .... i tried last year and failed (either the test or the random drawing)... but hopefully soon

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Post by cornfused » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:54 am

I wish I could tell you, but, um, I don't remember.

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Post by vig180 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:43 pm

It took about six days last year according to my email records.

I'm always curious what the cutoff for the random pool might be though.

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Post by quizbowllee » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:12 pm

I took the adult test last year and it was several months before I heard anything. I figured I had failed, but then I got something like 6 or 7 months later.

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Post by gonzagaeagleahy » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:16 am

Zac Efron made the Teen Test for me. That alone satisfied me.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:42 pm

So anyone get an e-mail yet?
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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:10 pm

nope

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Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:51 pm

me neither

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Post by The Time Keeper » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:56 pm

GiveMeBrindleeOrDeath wrote:I took the adult test last year and it was several months before I heard anything. I figured I had failed, but then I got something like 6 or 7 months later.
This was the case for me as well. I'm not sure if the college/teen tests are processed any faster, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting to hear back from them.

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Post by CameronC » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:55 pm

I got an e-mail yesterday saying I had passed the test and made it to the next round of auditions, so some e-mails have been sent out.

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Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:58 pm

CameronC wrote:I got an e-mail yesterday saying I had passed the test and made it to the next round of auditions, so some e-mails have been sent out.
Did you do the high school or college test?
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Post by vig180 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:19 pm

Just got a college test email. Unfortunately, the audition happens to be the exact same time as ACF Fall in the southeast...

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Post by CameronC » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:04 pm

I took the teen test.

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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:54 pm

I just got the college email also. I'm going to try to make the Nashville tryouts three weeks from now.
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Post by MiltonPlayer47 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:28 pm

I got an audition in Nashville for the college tournament but it is on the same day as ACF Fall, so I declined the invite. Most people I've told have thought I am crazy for not going, but given that the odds of being picked are so slim I'd rather go to ACF Fall.

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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:16 pm

I got one of the New York High School golden tickets in my E-mail, but, as there seems to have been some time-lapse, probably somebody else turned it down first. I'm going.
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Post by ieppler » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:56 pm

I got one for New York today. This is about when I remember getting mine last year, so maybe they send out the New York ones late? I'll be going.
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Post by dtaylor4 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:43 pm

I just got one for Chicago, and I'm taking it.

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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:01 pm

I also just got one for Chicago... but it's the same day as Brainal Leakage.

Now the question is whether I should ditch our own hosted tournament for a chance to get on the college tourney .... why'd they have to make it difficult with that date.

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Post by Gautam » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:11 pm

Kent B wrote:I also just got one for Chicago... but it's the same day as Brainal Leakage.

Now the question is whether I should ditch our own hosted tournament for a chance to get on the college tourney .... why'd they have to make it difficult with that date.
Me too...
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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:00 pm

kandlifornication wrote:
Kent B wrote:I also just got one for Chicago... but it's the same day as Brainal Leakage.

Now the question is whether I should ditch our own hosted tournament for a chance to get on the college tourney .... why'd they have to make it difficult with that date.
Me too...
I got one too.... And I have the same dilemma.
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Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:26 pm

I'm supposed to moderate and/or keep stats ... do stuff for the tournament. So yeahhhh ..... I probably shouldn't do Jeopardy as much as I want to .... but I have two days to change my mind.

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Post by Fucitol » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:18 pm

This is probably a stupid question, but...

Do they like quiz bowl players or not?
and
Should I tell them if I am a quiz bowler
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Post by orangecrayon » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:16 pm

One of the questions you'll get asked at the call back is whether you've played quiz bowl and/or had any experience with NAQT (don't remember why they specifically asked about NAQT; think :kenj: has something to do with that).

At my call back last year, there were two or three other current or former quiz bowl players. Didn't seem to be a big issue. The folks there care more about (a) how you do on the buzzer round, (b) where you're from (trying for geographic diversity) and (c) whether you'll be halfway interesting on camera.

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Post by Fucitol » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:24 pm

what do you mean by "think he( :kenj: ) has something to do with that question??

Do they not want someone like him, or do they?
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:10 pm

All it means is that Ken Jennings had been active in NAQT and once played quizbowl, and while he was on the show they had scheduling problems because other NAQT people he knew were lined up to play him. After he came on they started getting more conscious of quizbowl in general, I think.
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Post by ktour84 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:34 am

In addition to asking if you have any experience with quiz bowl, they also ask if you personally know anyone who has appeared on the show.

Something that I wish I would have done when I auditioned for it was to treat it like a job interview, especially in terms of personal attire. Most of the older men present were wearing dress shirts and ties, some even had suits on. Most of the women dressed fairly conservatively.

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