I’ve taken the Jeopardy online contestant test nearly every year since it was first offered in 2006. I was ineligible to take it in 2007, while I was in the contestant pool following my ’06 audition. In 2009 we had just moved and, among other pressing matters, we did not yet have home Internet access. In that last post I noted that I was considering starting a separate blog, and I did that.
After six more tries with the online test, at last the time has come to resume the quest and therefore this, my original blog. A few days ago I was notified that I had done well on the online test and that I was invited to my second in-person audition!
Generally I have a good feel for how well I do on the online test, and since 2010 I’ve blanked on too many questions to score well. This year I estimated that I blanked on or gave an incorrect answer on about seven of the fifty questions. I was able to verify this afterward, when the producers posted the test clues and questions on the Jeopardy! Facebook page. As it turns out, whatever my score, it was good enough to earn in invitation to an audition next month. When I registered for the online test, like everyone else I was asked to choose one of the cities where the auditions were likely to be scheduled. None of the options was particularly close to Cincinnati, so I chose Atlanta, to which frequent flights are available from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
As I noted in my earlier audition post, I’ll be taking another test, trying to show that I’ve got a telegenic personality, and playing a brief round of the game. I’m nine years older than I was the last time I did this, and I know that I am not quite as fast or sharp as I was then. Nevertheless, I plan on doing my best and I’m hoping for the best as well.
If you read the blog those years ago, you’ll notice that it has a new look. It originally was hosted at Google’s Blogger. I’ve been using WordPress for several years now, so I’ve decided to move Ken’s JeopardyQuest to that platform. I’ll be posting updates as I prepare for the audition, and of course I’ll let you know whether I make it to the contestant pool.