The Week of March 13, 2016 by CoenM

Champion(s):

jveditz
You'll Have to Speak Up, I'm Wearing a Towel


Runner(s)-Up:

OlewnickB
Strictly speaking, I'm not a pedant.


Quiz Description

It is not true that I offered Ben Carson a job if he would write this week's quiz for me.

Full Results:

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1 jveditz 350 99 15
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2 OlewnickB 341 97 15
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3 SchwartzD 339 96 15
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4 thorsleyd 327 95 15
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5 AmmermanA 324 93 15
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6 CannonAJ 322 92 15
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7 McDougallJV 319 91 15
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8 CarterBurke 315 89 15
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9 Dmm9999 312 88 00
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10 MatherV 293 86 15
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11 srs 260 83 15
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11 gregariouschinchilla 260 83 15
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11 KingJA 260 83 15
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11 WangA 260 83 15
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17 MillerC37 251 76 15
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Questions:

President Obama named what JUDGE from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as his nominee for the open seat on the US Supreme Court?

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Merrick Garland

Presidential primaries in what STATE saw both Democratic and Republican races end with winning margins of less than one half of one percent?

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MIssouri

What US CITY saw its subway system shut down Wednesday for a system-wide inspection of electrical cables after a fire on Monday that caused delays across three lines?

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Washington, D.C.

Turkish officials claimed that a female suicide bomber who killed 37 in Ankara was a member of the PKK, an organization that represents what ETHNIC GROUP?

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Kurds

What EUROPEAN COUNTRY embargoed arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing human rights concerns over that country's continued strikes in Yemen?

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The Netherlands

Egypt's antiquities minister announced that radar scans of what PHAROAH'S tomb indicate the presence of two chambers behind its main vault?

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Tutankhamun

Vladimir Putin visited what REGION on the second anniversary of its annexation to Russia, inspecting a bridge being built to connect it to the mainland?

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Crimea

A jury awarded what former PRO WRESTLER $115 million in his lawsuit against Gawker, saying that the website violated the wrestler's privacy in 2012 by publishing a sex tape featuring the wrestler?

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Hulk Hogan (ne Terry Bollea)

Sea World announced they would stop their captive breeding program for what ANIMAL, and will shift the focus of their remaining group away from trick shows to more natural encounters?

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orcas

Htin Kyaw became the first civilian president in over 50 years in what COUNTRY?

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Myanmar

Salah Abdeslam, wanted in connection with the November attacks in Paris that killed 130, was apprehended in what NATIONAL CAPITAL?

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Brussels

The growing rift within the Conservative party over Great Britain's potential exit from the EU became visible with the resignation of what CABINET MINISTER for work and pensions, a former Tory leader who backs exit?

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Iain Duncan Smith