The Week of July 19, 2020 by CoenM

Champion(s):

emilyaviva
attention horseys and gentlecorns: trivia


Runner(s)-Up:

SchiefelbeinM
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Quiz Description

Full Results:

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1 emilyaviva 434 99 15
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2 SchiefelbeinM 420 97 15
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3 RichmondJ 399 95 15
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4 srs 387 93 00
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5 MartinJ2 381 92 15
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6 MoyseyC 378 90 15
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7 RobinJRichards 358 88 15
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8 Svoyager-11 344 86 00
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9 MorrisK 341 85 15
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10 grimesr 334 83 15
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11 BClemens 332 81 15
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12 GarciaD 331 79 00
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13 HortonR 326 78 15
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14 GoodmanDL 309 76 00
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15 JasonDuiuc 307 74 00
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16 DeeKay 301 72 15
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17 ecpekkle 290 71 00
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18 UncleTed 288 69 15
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19 griffism 283 67 00
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20 bdavery 276 65 15
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21 HoodM 275 64 00
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22 mwg 266 62 00
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23 FauxD 263 60 00
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24 colleenw 260 58 15
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25 imogen 252 57 00
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26 DreyfusB 247 55 00
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27 KlionskyG 241 53 15
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28 orwant 240 51 00
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29 MaccaroneM 238 50 15
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30 Michalle 235 48 15
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31 LynchT 222 46 15
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32 Vendy12 217 44 00
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33 ChrisRosenberg 208 42 00
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34 TWright17 205 41 00
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35 jveditz 199 39 15
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37 ColeB 194 35 00
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40 GovindGrewal 188 30 15
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Questions:

What MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRY became the first in the Arab world to send a probe to Mars, with its Amal (Hope) probe lifting off using a Japanese rocket?

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

What PART OF THE US TREASURY DEPARTMENT asked Americans to start spending the coins they've collected during the Covid-19 pandemic, noting that while there is an "adequate amount of coins in the economy," retailers do not always have the coinage they need to provide correct change?

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US Mint

What FORMER GOVERNOR OF OHIO AND 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE is expected to speak in support of Joe Biden during the Democratic National Convention?

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John Kasich

The US abruptly ordered China to close its consulate in what CITY, saying it was doing so "in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information?" China retaliated by ordering the US to close its consulate in Chengdu.

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Houston

Larry Householder, the speaker of what US STATE's House of Representatives, was one of four people arrested in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme over a law that gave financial support to two nuclear power plants while cutting support for renewable energy?

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Ohio

The European Union agreed to a €750 billion Covid-19 aid fund after four days of negotiations won over the "frugals," a bloc led by what COUNTRY that wanted aid to be less grant-based and tied to reforms? Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, had previously chided this country's prime minister, Mark Rutte, for trying to link aid to political reforms.

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The Netherlands

What US STATE was the first this week to pass New York in total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases? As of this writing the state has reported over 450,000 cases.

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California

Donald Trump signed a quartet of executive orders aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, with one specifically requiring that government discounts on EpiPens and what other DRUG be passed on to low-income patients?

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insulin

Bowing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and concerns over security, Donald Trump announced that the portion of the Republican National Convention scheduled for what CITY was cancelled?

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Jacksonville

What MAKER OF SMARTWATCHES AND OTHER WEARABLES reported an "outage" that prevents users from accessing or downloading health, fitness, location, and aviation data? The company has not confirmed the widely-reported rumor that it is suffering a ransomware attack.

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Garmin

What COUNTRY reported its first case of Covid-19, which it blamed on a person who defected three years ago but returned illegally last week? International health experts doubt that this is actually the country's first case, given its long border with China.

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North Korea

What COUNTRY said that passengers on Mahar Air flight 1153 could sue the US if they were injured when the flight had to abruptly change course after being intercepted by a US military jet over Syria?

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Iran