The Week of December 16, 2018 by CoenM

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

grimesr


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 60 03 22 08 77 63 15 08 35 06 77 11
1 BarthR 426 99 15
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77
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63
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35
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2 grimesr 411 97 15
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77
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63
00
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35
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3 srs 405 96 15
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77
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77
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4 LorinBurte 402 94 15
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22
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77
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63
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5 jveditz 365 93 15
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77
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63
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00
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6 akambour 363 92 15
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35
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77
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7 gaufqwi 341 90 15
60
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77
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08
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35
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8 GoodmanDL 334 89 15
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63
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9 MoyseyC 331 87 00
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10 HowellT3 310 86 15
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22
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11 EllisA2 305 84 15
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12 TaylorMA 301 83 00
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13 TimL 298 81 15
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22
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63
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14 JCEurovision 294 79 15
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08
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14 CrosbyT 294 79 15
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16 KingJA 288 77 00
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17 Nicole 286 76 15
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18 EdwardsT 281 74 00
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19 BClemens 277 73 00
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20 Commodore 273 71 00
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21 hypotactic 271 70 15
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22 DreyfusB 266 68 15
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23 AmmermanA 259 67 00
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24 PollockJ 256 65 15
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25 ElendilPickle 254 64 15
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26 MercureT 252 63 15
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27 GarciaD 251 61 00
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28 RautY 246 60 15
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29 Mickey 244 58 15
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30 Michalle 241 57 00
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31 Ren 229 55 15
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32 brando3429 223 54 00
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33 RaiaB 222 52 00
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34 LynchT 220 51 15
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35 Timm 217 50 00
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36 MilesTeg 213 48 15
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37 RobinJRichards 209 47 00
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38 ecpekkle 207 45 00
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39 orwant 202 44 00
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40 crm 199 42 00
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40 GarstJ 199 42 15
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42 CasaleggiL 196 39 15
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43 Vendy12 194 38 00
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44 MatherV 192 36 00
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45 MartinJ2 189 34 00
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45 Jon1234 189 34 15
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47 ShampooCell 186 32 00
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48 wouterst 182 31 00
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49 DeeKay 181 29 00
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50 KPope 180 28 00
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51 MattK 179 26 00
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52 AnthonyBianca 175 25 15
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53 Crow-T-Robot 174 23 00
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54 petkunm 170 21 00
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54 John 170 21 00
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56 Svoyager-11 159 19 00
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57 MatchenD 158 18 00
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58 denise517 144 16 00
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59 HightB 135 15 00
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60 FauxD 132 13 00
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61 YuC 131 12 00
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62 BringMoreLegos 130 10 00
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63 ArunH 120 9 00
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64 DreierR 119 7 00
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65 RJRouge 112 5 00
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65 Tarn 112 5 00
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67 MitchellWA 107 3 00
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68 JennyV 69 2 00
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69 DouglasLovesVixey 64 1 00
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Questions:

Merriam-Webster named what WORD as its word of the year, noting that it was "at the center of many of our national debates in the past year," with respect to issues including race, crime, and the economy?

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justice

The US Supreme Court voted to uphold a lower court ruling preventing the implementation of stricter asylum rules favored by the Trump administration, with what JUSTICE voting is from a hospital bed while recovering from lung surgery?

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Not to be left behind by Amazon and Apple, what TECH COMPANY announced it would invest in a $1 billion Hudson Square campus in New York City to go along with its $2.4 billion purchase of shopping and office complex Chelsea Market?

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Google

The White House announced that there would a full withdrawal of US troops from what MIDDLE EASTERN NATION, stating that there was no more need to be there as they defeated the Islamic State there?

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Syria

What AFRICAN COUNTRY delayed its presidential vote - already two years overdue - by a week in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed nearly 80 percent of its voting machines?

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

In a year-end press conference, what WORLD LEADER chided the US and UK for not being democratic enough (with actions against Donald Trump and Brexit seen as going against the will of the voters), while also saying the chances of nuclear war are understated based on the "breakdown of the international arms control order?"

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Vladimir Putin

What COUNTRY announced it wold withdraw from the International Whaling Commission so it could resume commercial whale hunting?

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Japan

What US SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, apparently not in agreement with the decision on withdrawing troops, announced his resignation effective in February, saying that Trump has "a right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned’’ with Trump's?

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James Mattis

What UK AIRPORT was shut down (just in time for the holidays!) due to repeated drone flights near runways and planes? The airport resumed operations the following day, though the drones were still flying.

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Gatwick

Your HallR mini-theme(TM) of the week: Anti-Social Media. The New York Times reported that what SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY shared user data with other tech firms - including Microsoft, Netflix, and Spotify - that allowed the companies to read users' private messages and access the data of users' friends?

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Facebook

Two reports compiled for the US Senate detailed Russia's sophisticated use of social media to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election, with the most notable new revelation being the widespread use of what SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, where disinformation postings received over twice as many impressions as more widely-reported posts to Facebook?

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Instagram

Over 200 died as a tsunami hit Indonesia in the wake of a volcanic eruption on an island whose name identifies it as the “child” of what VOLCANO whose 1883 eruption killed over 35000?

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Krakatoa