The Week of June 7, 2020 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

What REPUBLICAN FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE said he would be voting for Joe Biden, saying he could not support Donald Trump as he has "drifted away" from the US Constitution?

Colin Powell

Question 2

What US CITY saw 9 of its 13 city counselors commit to defunding and dismantling its police department, saying it would look to create "a new model of public safety that actually keeps our community safe?"


Question 3

Greg Glassman stepped down as CEO of what FITNESS REGIMEN/BRAND, after a number of gyms - and Reebok - chose to disassociate themselves after he made racially insensitive tweets?


Question 4

Prosecutors in what COUNTRY closed the investigation into the 1986 assassination of prime minister Olof Palme, as the man they believe to have committed the crime died in 2000?


Question 5

Charles Q. "C.Q." Brown became the first African-American service chief in US history, after the US Senate confirmed him in a 98-0 vote to lead what BRANCH OF THE US MILITARY?

Air Force

Question 6

Following in the footsteps of several American statues, what BELGIAN KING (name and number) saw his statue removed from its perch in Antwerp? He is often criticized for starting Belgium's brutal colonial regime in the Congo.

Leopold II

Question 7

What US CITY saw protesters establish the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (or CHAZ) where police are largely absent after the abandonment of a local precinct building?


Question 8

The GOP moved most of its presidential nominating convention, including Donald Trump's acceptance speech to what FLORIDA CITY?


Question 9

Donald Trump announced he would move a rally in Tulsa to the day after what HOLIDAY that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States?


Question 10

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): nothing to be proud of. The Trump administration announced that they had finalized a rule that will apparently remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in regards to health care and health insurance, with the rule affecting section 1557 of what ACT?

Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)

Question 11

In what EUROPEAN COUNTRY did the sitting president say that LGBT "ideology" was worse than communism, as he sought to stoke his base of support prior to elections later this month? The position is expected to resonate in the highly Catholic country, which the group ILGA-Europe says is the worst-performing country in the EU with regards to LGBTQ+ rights.


Question 12

What ASIAN COUNTRY decided to pick its own border dispute with India with a proposed official map that shows the contested areas of the Lipulekh pass, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its territory?