The Week of November 1, 2020: Everything Else by CoenM


Other things that happened this week.


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

Overshadowed by the first full day of ballot counting, the US officially left the climate accord named for what WORLD CAPITAL on November 4?


Question 2

What COUNTRY launched a military offensive against separatists in Tigray, ostensibly for their attack on a military installation? The country spent most of the 1990s in a civil war, and only recently normalized relations with the country created in the aftermath of that conflict.


Question 3

The search for survivors ended in what TURKISH CITY, its third largest, after an earthquake in the Aegean Sea caused several buildings to collapse? All but two of the quake's 116 victims were from the city.


Question 4

Australia's High Court ruled that the border closure of what STATE, the country's largest, is constitutional? The state closed borders in April and hasn't seen a case since.

Western Australia

Question 5

While 57 people are confirmed dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta, what CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY may lead that figure to triple as bodies are recovered from a landslide where at least 100 people are thought to be entombed?


Question 6

A judge in Minneapolis announced that the four police officers charged in the death of what MAN would be tried together?

George Floyd

Question 7

What US AIRLINE announced the first furloughs in its 49 year history, with 42 parts inventory workers given notice? They may wind up keeping their jobs if the government provides further relief for the industry or if their union agrees to pay cuts and other measures.


Question 8

What CHINESE BILLIONAIRE saw the government cancel the planned $37 billion IPO of his Ant Group after a speech where he was critical of regulations and compared banks to pawnshops?

Jack Ma

Question 9

Intelligence officials in Central Europe admitted that mistakes were made in keeping tabs on a suspected jihadist who killed four in a gun attack in what CAPITAL CITY?


Question 10

Your HallR mini-theme (TM): The Beat Goes On. What US STATE hit the 1 million mark for total Covid-19 infections? Were it still independent, it would be in the top ten countries for total infections.


Question 11

Covid-19 made a return visit to the West Wing, as what WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF reportedly tested positive?

Mark Meadows

Question 12

Covid-19 infections took a gruesome turn in Denmark, as all 15 million of what ANIMAL, farmed for its fur, had to be culled after widespread infection with a mutated form of the virus?