The Week of March 29, 2020 by CoenM

Champion(s):

RichmondJ


Runner(s)-Up:

Svoyager-11
Doubt anyone will ever see this, since I didn't join in until after the Phillies quiz (oh, my!)


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 60 49 75 43 27 31 24 31 06 72 58 66
1 RichmondJ 408 99 15
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2 Svoyager-11 402 97 15
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72
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58
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3 hypotactic 398 95 00
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72
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58
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4 GoodmanDL 375 93 15
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72
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5 rouquinne 342 91 00
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75
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58
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6 DreyfusB 338 89 15
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75
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31
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06
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7 Michalle 333 87 15
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31
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31
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72
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8 quidortdine 331 85 00
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75
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27
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58
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66
9 imogen 330 83 00
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10 TWright17 327 81 15
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11 GarciaD 311 79 15
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12 SchiefelbeinM 308 77 15
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13 ElendilPickle 306 75 15
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24
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58
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14 daddariod 305 74 15
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15 KelsoT 302 72 15
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16 MattK 299 70 00
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66
17 JasonDuiuc 296 68 15
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66
18 grimesr 294 66 15
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19 Ren 281 64 00
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66
20 srs 270 62 00
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21 KesslerA2 263 60 15
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72
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22 colleenw 259 57 00
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66
22 garrybl 259 57 15
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24 Vendy12 258 54 00
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25 MartinJ2 255 52 15
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26 KlionskyG 253 50 00
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27 ecpekkle 252 49 15
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28 Atomiccoffey 251 47 00
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29 WatskyA 244 45 15
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30 BClemens 236 43 15
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31 Tarn 233 40 00
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31 HoodM 233 40 00
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33 LakeMA 231 37 00
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34 MoyseyC 230 35 00
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35 KPope 226 33 15
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36 ArunH 224 31 00
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37 mwg 223 29 00
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38 LynchT 222 27 15
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39 gaufqwi 219 25 00
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40 RobinJRichards 202 24 00
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41 ChrisRosenberg 194 22 00
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42 GovindGrewal 190 20 00
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43 Fisher 169 18 00
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44 HortonR 155 16 00
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45 Aniket 148 13 00
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45 orwant 148 13 00
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47 BringMoreLegos 117 10 00
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48 RaiaB 91 8 00
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49 SokolM 60 6 00
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50 JCEurovision 0 2 00
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50 DouglasLovesVixey 0 2 00
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50 RautY 0 2 00
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Questions:

What RETAILER announced they would furlough the bulk of its 125,000 workers,after having shuttered its 775 stores in March to help limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus?

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Macy's

After a weekend send-off from Virginia, what HOSPITAL SHIP arrived in New York to provide beds for non-Covid patients? Reports later in the week noted that the 1000-bed ship only had a handful of patients.

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USNS Comfort

What ASIAN COUNTRY's high court upheld a colonial-era law criminalizing sex between men, saying that its non-enforcement against consensual sex in private did not make the law redundant?

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Singapore

Art thieves took advantage of widespread museum closures to steal "The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring" a work by what ARTIST?

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Vincent Van Gogh

What EUROPEAN COUNTRY passed a law allowing its government to rule by decree during the Covid-19 crisis, with opponents citing that the law does not have an expiration date and that it could allow the government to jail journalists and others who voice opposition to the government?

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Hungary

A Pakistani court reversed the convictions of four men in the murder of what JOURNALIST, executed by militants in 2002? The four were re-arrested before being released from prison.

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Daniel Pearl

In an effort to help end the shortage of personal protective equipment for medical personnel, the owner of what NFL FRANCHISE purchased over a million masks from China, and used the team plane to get them to the US?

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New England Patriots

Donald Trump threatened what COMPANY with the Defense Production Act to compel them to sell all of their masks domestically? The company argued that it had increased output and that curtailing international sales could allow foreign producers to retaliate, resulting in a net decease in the number of masks available?

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3M

What TECH COMPANY said it was freezing work on projects to focus on improving security and privacy on its conferencing platform after several reports of hackers gaining access to meetings they were not invited to?

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Zoom

Your HallR mini-theme(tm) of the week: Irresponsible responses. What FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC banned the use of the word "coronavirus," removing it from health literature and news reports? There are also reports that people wearing masks or talking about the pandemic in public may be arrested.

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Turkmenistan

The leader of what FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC called the Covid-19 pandemic a "psychosis," and suggested vodka and saunas as a way to beat the disease?

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Belarus

What MUSICIAN, known for songs like "Lean on Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine," passed away due to heart disease at the age of 81?

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Bill WIthers