The Week of September 27, 2020 by CoenM

Champion(s):

TaylorMA


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 04 15 12 37 25 43 15 19 16 14 23 18
1 TaylorMA 318 99 15
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2 GoodmanDL 316 98 15
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3 EggCzar 313 96 15
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4 DeeKay 309 94 15
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4 DreyfusB 309 94 15
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6 hypotactic 307 92 15
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7 grimesr 306 91 15
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8 IyerM 302 88 15
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8 UncleTed 302 88 15
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8 TWright17 302 88 15
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11 GrellerA 301 86 15
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12 Cosmo 300 84 15
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13 DavidsonBS 299 83 15
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14 srs 297 82 15
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15 TimL 293 80 15
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16 RichmondJ 290 79 15
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17 SchiefelbeinM 286 78 15
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18 ElendilPickle 284 76 15
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19 shambolic 282 75 15
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20 watkinsAF 280 74 15
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21 orwant 279 71 15
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21 LynchT 279 71 15
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21 GarciaD 279 71 15
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21 KreitzerJ 279 71 15
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25 MatchenD 268 67 15
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26 KlionskyG 264 66 15
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27 MattK 261 65 15
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28 HowellT3 259 63 15
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29 ecpekkle 256 62 15
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30 IFSEsq 252 60 15
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30 FauxD 252 60 15
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32 JoeM 248 57 15
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32 KPope 248 57 15
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34 melvillean 247 55 15
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34 Aniket 247 55 15
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36 Vendy12 246 53 15
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37 gaufqwi 245 50 15
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37 Svoyager-11 245 50 15
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37 HortonR 245 50 15
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37 DrSteveC 245 50 15
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41 RobinJRichards 240 46 15
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42 mwg 239 45 15
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43 petkunm 238 44 15
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44 MartinJ2 235 42 15
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45 MaccaroneM 232 41 15
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46 Tarn 230 40 15
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47 AnthonyBianca 226 37 15
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47 felsenheldd 226 37 15
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47 colleenw 226 37 15
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50 LakeMA 224 34 15
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51 jveditz 219 33 15
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52 helene 218 32 00
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53 ChrisRosenberg 217 30 15
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54 SokolM 216 28 15
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54 KCrest 216 28 15
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56 zerocrates 214 26 15
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57 groug 213 25 15
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58 WatskyA 210 23 15
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58 DMTsurel 210 23 00
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58 JasonDuiuc 210 23 15
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61 HoodM 207 19 15
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61 LeungT 207 19 15
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63 JCEurovision 201 17 15
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64 Nicola 200 16 15
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65 KesslerA2 199 15 15
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66 ADeLong 197 13 15
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67 BlomE 195 12 15
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68 MiriamL 188 10 15
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68 GoldfarbDavidJ 188 10 15
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70 DavidA 184 8 15
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71 PSUrose 181 7 15
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72 DFisher 165 5 15
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72 Stanley 165 5 15
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74 ArunH 164 3 15
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75 JNathan 124 1 15
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76 DouglasLovesVixey 0 1 00
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Questions:

The New York Times reported that, based on tax documents they obtained, Donald Trump paid HOW MUCH in federal taxes in 2016? He paid the same amount in 2017; for 10 of the 15 years prior to taking office he paid no taxes as they were offset by losses.

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$750

What COMPANY announced it would be laying off 28,000 workers, two-thirds of them part time employees, from its parks division?

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Disney

The first presidential debate turned into a rancorous affair, with what MODERATOR lamenting he hadn't tried to exert control more seriously at the beginning?

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Chris Wallace

Almost 500 days after parliamentary elections, what EUROPEAN COUNTRY finally formed a government, with seven parties from both of the country's dominant languages agreeing to a budget and the naming of Alexander De Croo as prime minister?

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Belgium

A study in the journal Nature suggested that people with a particular haplotype, or group of genes, inherited from what SPECIES OF HUMAN may increase the risk of hospitalization and respiratory failure from Covid-19?

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Neanderthals

The foreign ministry of what COUNTRY said it was ready to enter talks to end fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh and "re-establish a ceasefire regime based on the 1994-1995 agreements?" The other country in the conflict, backed by ally Turkey, continues to reject talks.

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Armenia

In a move cited as either increasing election security or voter suppression, in what US STATE did its governor order that there could only be one mail-in ballot drop off location per county? Donald Trump and incumbent US senator John Cornyn have mid- to high-single digit leads in polling of their races in the state.

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Texas

An Irish court found that the bread used by what FAST FOOD CHAIN did not meet the legal definition of bread as a staple food, as it adds too much sugar to its dough? The ruling has tax implications, as bread as a staple food isn't taxed in Ireland, while other bread is taxed.

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Subway

What INSECT returned to the news when a half dozen were found in Blaine, Washington, leading agricultural officials to seek out and destroy any nests it could find?

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Asian giant hornets, aka murder hornets

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): Gone Viral. Both Donald and Melania Trump stated that they tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after it was learned that what SENIOR ADVISOR AND FORMER TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR tested positive?

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Hope Hicks

Two members (as of this writing) of what US SENATE COMMITTEE also tested positive for Covid-19? Speculation is that they caught the virus at the same event as Trumps and other members of his staff.

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Judiciary

What WORLD LEADER declined a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying he does not give audiences to politicians during elections? Pompeo had earlier written that the leader had compromised his state's moral authority in making an agreement with China over the naming of bishops.

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Pope Francis