The Week of June 11, 2017 by CoenM



Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

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Question 1

Voters in what US TERRITORY overwhelmingly voted for statehood in a non-binding referendum which was boycotted by one of its major political parties and only saw 23 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot?

Question 2

What COMPANY announced the retirement of CEO Jeff Immelt, who will be replaced on August 1 by the head of its healthcare division, John Flannery?

Question 3

What CABINET MEMBER, in his testimony to the Senate intelligence committee over his contacts with representatives of the Russian government, denied doing anything illegal but failed to answer several questions claiming he did not remember details?

Question 4

Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie won the Democratic and Republican primaries and will square off in the general election to pick the next governor of what US STATE?

Question 5

What CEO of Uber took a leave of absence, citing personal reasons? He will have less direct power over the company on his return, part of a strategy to overcome several scandals?

Question 6

Over 60 people died as forest fires whipped through what EUROPEAN COUNTRY, believed to have started from a dry lightning strike in Pedrógão Grande?

Question 7

What US HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP was among five people shot while practicing for the annual Congressional softball game, suffering injuries requiring multiple surgeries?

Question 8

Nick Lyon, the head of Michigan's health and human services department, was one of five people charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the water quality crisis in what MICHIGAN CITY?

Question 9

At least 58 people died or are missing and presumed dead from a fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower apartment building in what NATIONAL CAPITAL?

Question 10

At a rally in Miami, Donald Trump announced new restrictions against what COUNTRY, including an end to person-to-person travel exchanges?

Question 11

A deadlocked jury led a judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania declared a mistrial in the case of what CELEBRITY, accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constant?

Question 12

Seven missing sailors were found dead in a flooded compartment of what US NAVAL DESTROYER, which nearly sank after colliding with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan?