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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Sep 30, 2016 #841 of 1069
    pdhenry

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    They don't do sudden death in normal Jeopardy games, do they? I thought the two tied players both come back.

    Google tells me they had a sudden death during a Teen Tournament, but that was a tournament.

    But I agree, it's better to win alone and face two fresh faces the next night.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2016 #842 of 1069
    busyba

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    That used to be true. They recently (last season?) changed it to sudden death.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2016 #843 of 1069
    ehusen

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    Yeah, the first time I discovered that was when a guy bet 1$ and lost to the person behind him who had exactly 1/2 of his money and won.

    I was going why is this guy so stupid to bet only 1$ when when he could have just bet 0$ and guaranteed a tie for the win? I thought what a moron for risking and losing all his money for the potential to win 1$. Well he wasn't being stupid he was trying to avoid the sudden death question.

    But Miranda did make a stupid bet. :)
     
  4. Oct 4, 2016 #844 of 1069
    Turtleboy

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    I just took the online test. I don't think I did that well. At the risk of subjecting myself to mockery, I recorded it so that other people may see what types of questions they ask. You can still take the test Wed and Thurs.

    Feel free to grade, score, mock my wrong answers, etc.

     
  5. Oct 4, 2016 #845 of 1069
    Tracy

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    Interesting! I watched and read the questions to my husband for his answers. He was on Jeopardy years ago and currently coaches scholastic bowl, so knows lots of stuff. He got many that you didn't but you got several that he missed. I did notice spelling errors and wonder if they penalize you for that. I think you did pretty well. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2016 #846 of 1069
    Turtleboy

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    Thanks. Pretty well but probably not good enough to make the next cut.

    LOL, the female author that is replacing Charles Darwin on the 10 pound note is Jane Austen, not JK Rowling.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2016 #847 of 1069
    Tracy

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    Yeah, that is one my husband got. You also got James Joyce wrong for the Scottish author (Burns). Trying to remember what else. My husband didn't get 'estimate' or 'abdicate'. Sometimes those words just don't come to you fast enough. It is annoying that they don't give you the answers or even a number. He also didn't get the Top Chef one. There were some that you got lightning fast and my husband hesitated and I would tell him that you pressed 'submit' instead of letting time run out so you must be right. :)
     
  8. Oct 4, 2016 #848 of 1069
    Turtleboy

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  9. Oct 5, 2016 #849 of 1069
    trainman

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    I took the test Tuesday as well, and my "proudest" moment was completely going blank on the existence of the word "genealogy." (I think I put "etymology" because it was the closest I could come up with in those 15 seconds.)

    But I'm pretty sure I scored in the high 30s/low 40s, which is supposedly enough to be called in for an audition if I get randomly chosen. (Haven't had an audition since 2010.)
     
  10. Oct 5, 2016 #850 of 1069
    dthmj

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    Seth is a professor at Stephen F Austin University where my daughters once went. I'll have to check to see if they ever had him.

    Is he still on the show? Last update I saw was yesterday was his 12th appearance, but I don't know if he won.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2016 #851 of 1069
    Howie

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    I spoilered the answer.

    Seth lost today. He had 19000 going into FJ and the lady that beat him had 17000. They both got the right answer, but she bet all 17000 and he only bet 5.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2016 #852 of 1069
    MarkofT

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    Took the Wednesday test. Pretty sure I hit the sweet spot mentioned by trainman. Now I just have to get lucky with the random pick.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2016 #853 of 1069
    Regina

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    LOL..good guess, though. I took the test last night. I am not sure how many I got right. Of course I remember the ones I remembered the answers to juuuuust as time expired (like the 1st of the Ivy League schools , alphabetically...) ...oh, well, it's fun to try. Since they don't give you your score, you never know! :D (Well, I guess you know your score since you can look up the answers-so how did you do??? :D )
     
  14. Oct 6, 2016 #854 of 1069
    Turtleboy

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    I don't know. I posted it so others could score it for me. :)
     
  15. Oct 6, 2016 #855 of 1069
    spartanstew

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  16. Oct 6, 2016 #856 of 1069
    pdhenry

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    Isn't Rule 1 of FJ to bet enough to win if your opponent bets it all and gets the right answer?
     
  17. Oct 6, 2016 #857 of 1069
    Turtleboy

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    Thanks. There are 3-4 more I should have gotten.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2016 #858 of 1069
    astrohip

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    While that's not a hard & fast rule, most of the time it makes sense.

    With all respect to Seth, he was the weakest "big" champion I've ever seen. More than once, he stayed alive due to poor betting by others (more often than usual, it seemed). He also had several weak opponents.

    Having said that, his breadth of knowledge was impressive. Very impressive.

    He stayed alive longer than he should have due to his vast store of trivia. He didn't last as long as he could have due to his poor game skills.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2016 #859 of 1069
    Ozzie72

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    Registered for tonight's test -- first time for me. Is there a score you can get where you're guaranteed an audition call?
     
  20. Oct 6, 2016 #860 of 1069
    Turtleboy

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    No. Even if you get 100% you're not guaranteed a call.
     

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