The Week of July 5, 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

Uber stepped up its role in the delivery market by purchasing what COMPANY that delivers both food and non-food items in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal?


Question 2

What AUSTRALIAN CITY imposed a six week lockdown to counter a spike in Covid-19 cases? Police set up a “ring of steel” with checkpoints around the city, and borders between Victoria and neighboring states were closed.


Question 3

An explosion at a factory that killed two was the latest in a string of explosions and fires in what COUNTRY that are officially being written off as accidents but may be part of a cyber war with Israel? The most notable incident, at a uranium enrichment site in Natanz, caused "significant" damage but no casualties.


Question 4

What WORLD LEADER, after telling followers that he'd had a "lung screen" and it came back clean, tested positive for Covid-19?

Jair Bolsinaro

Question 5

What CLOTHING RETAILER, best known for dressing US presidents from Lincoln to Kennedy, filed for bankruptcy as demand for suits has plummeted during the extended period of working from home caused by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Brooks Brothers

Question 6

Donald Trump postponed a rally in what US STATE, citing concern over weather from Tropical Storm Fay? Forecasts had the storm passing well west, but with possible rain and wind on the morning of the event.

New Hampshire

Question 7

The mayor of what ASIAN NATIONAL CAPITAL was found dead, just a day after being implicated in a sexual harrassment complaint? He was found after his daughter informed the police that he'd left her a "will-like" voicemail.


Question 8

Robert Unanue, the CEO of what FOOD COMPANY, said that calls to boycott the company after he praised Donald Trump at a White Hose event were "suppression of speech?"

Goya Foods

Question 9

Name EITHER of the Walt Disney World parks that reopened this week, even as the state of Florida recorded record one-day highs of new cases of Covid-19?

Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom

Question 10

What US STATE saw at least 26 members of its legislature test positive for Covid-19 after weeks of working in close quarters without masks? House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann both tested positive, while Governor Tate Reeves tested negative.


Question 11

What FEDERAL AGENCY withdrew its guidance on reopening schools safely after Donald Trump commented that they were "tough & expensive" and "impractical?" The agency's director, Robert Redfield, said the guidance wasn't being revised but that they were adding "additional reference documents?"

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Question 12

Mitt Romney and Robert Mueller were among those who spoke out against Donald Trump's commutation of what FRIEND AND ADVISOR's prison sentence? He was found guilty of lying to Congress during its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Roger Stone