The Week of December 22, 2019 by CoenM

Champion(s):

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!


Runner(s)-Up:

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Quiz Description

A merry/happy whatever you celebrate (or I hope you had a good week if you didn't celebrate anything).

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 38 02 47 02 40 31 68 34 54 79 11 09
1 akambour 414 99 15
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2 BarthR 387 97 15
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3 grimesr 365 95 15
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4 MoyseyC 364 93 15
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5 BClemens 338 91 15
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6 TWright17 337 90 15
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7 GarciaD 333 88 15
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8 GoodmanDL 330 86 15
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9 srs 323 84 15
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10 RichmondJ 318 83 15
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11 HortonR 309 81 15
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12 HomerS 302 79 15
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13 LorinBurte 295 77 15
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14 LynchT 294 74 15
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14 MartinJ2 294 74 15
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14 Vendy12 294 74 15
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17 Michalle 293 70 15
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18 Svoyager-11 292 68 15
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19 RauscherM 284 66 15
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20 gaufqwi 279 65 15
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21 KreitzerJ 277 63 15
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22 LakeMA 275 61 15
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23 IyerM 274 59 00
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24 melvillean 268 57 15
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24 ShampooCell 268 57 15
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26 DreyfusB 262 53 15
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26 ecpekkle 262 53 15
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28 KonkelT 260 50 00
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29 McClintockJ 258 49 15
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30 KPope 251 47 15
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31 colleenw 250 45 00
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32 mathew5000 247 43 15
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33 KesslerA2 243 41 00
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34 TimL 241 40 00
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35 NathanL 239 38 15
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36 imogen 235 36 00
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37 Timm 232 34 15
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38 ChrisRosenberg 227 33 00
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39 petkunm 224 31 00
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40 OrientalWizDad 214 29 00
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41 onetruepanda 210 27 15
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42 MattK 196 25 00
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43 DeeKay 192 24 00
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44 FauxD 190 22 00
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45 ElendilPickle 180 20 00
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46 DouglasLovesVixey 168 18 00
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47 BringMoreLegos 163 16 00
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48 mellyjo 162 15 15
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49 orwant 152 13 15
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50 Atomiccoffey 150 11 00
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51 JCEurovision 140 9 15
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52 Ren 133 8 00
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53 ArunH 127 6 00
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54 PipkeR 102 4 00
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55 EricMurphy 99 2 00
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Questions:

What REPUBLICAN US SENATOR said she was "disturbed" by the level of coordination between the Senate and the White House on a potential impeachment trial?

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Lisa Murkowski

The organizers behind what FESTIVAL sued the US Bureau of Land Management, claiming millions of dollars in overcharges by that body in order to hold its annual event in Nevada's Black Rock Desert?

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Burning Man

The FBI reportedly started investigating some of the pardons made by what FORMER GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY, to see if they were favors done in return for campaign support?

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Matt Bevin

After not holding Christmas services for the first time in two centuries, the rector of what CATHEDRAL said that there was still a 50 percent chance that the building cannot be saved?

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Notre Dame de Paris

What US STOCK MARKET saw its main index close at over 9000 points for the first time ever, powered by gains in Amazon's stock price and optimism over a US-China trade deal?

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NASDAQ

Facing three criminal indictments and potentially another general election, Benjamin Netanyahu was still able to fend off Gideon Saar to remain as leader of what ISRAELI POLITICAL PARTY?

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Likud

Turkey's Constitution Court ruled that the blocking of what WEBSITE violated rights to free speech and expression and ordered the ban lifted? The Turkish government ordered the ban in 2017 over entries suggesting it worked with Islamic extremists in Syria's civil war?

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Wikipedia

Astronomers reported the dimming of what STAR in the constellation Orion, which they said may be a precursor to its going supernova?

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Betelgeuse

At least 90 people were killed when a bomb ripped into morning rush hour traffic in what AFRICAN CAPITAL CITY? While no one claimed responsibility, the al-Shabab terrorist group is suspected.

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Mogadishu (edited at 2:23 pm, December 31, 2019 (EST))

What COUNTRY appealed to the International Court of Justice to ensure that Bolivia would respect its diplomatic facilities in that country? The country has nine Bolivians seeking asylum in its embassy, and was the original country of exile for former president Evo Morales.

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Mexico

What is the new national MINIMUM AGE in the US for purchasing tobacco products, set by a provision in the recently-approved spending bill?

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21

Japanese officials announced a delay in removing spent fuel rods from what NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, critically damaged in a 2011 earthquake and tsunami?

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Fukushima