The Week of December 6, 2020 by CoenM

Champion(s):

SchiefelbeinM
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Runner(s)-Up:

UncleTed


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 69 00 50 95 61 27 08 22 29 06 06 56
1 SchiefelbeinM 381 98 15
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22
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29
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2 UncleTed 368 96 00
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29
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56
3 GoodmanDL 361 93 15
69
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00
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22
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29
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56
4 TimL 339 90 00
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61
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22
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5 GarciaD 330 88 00
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61
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27
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22
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29
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56
6 imogen 311 85 00
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61
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08
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29
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56
7 DreyfusB 306 82 15
69
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08
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29
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15
00
8 DarthPace 304 80 00
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95
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61
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22
00
15
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06
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9 TWright17 303 77 15
69
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27
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29
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06
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10 BClemens 295 75 15
69
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61
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08
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22
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11 EggCzar 292 72 00
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12 ElendilPickle 290 69 15
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08
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13 Vendy12 272 67 00
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14 RobinJRichards 271 64 00
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15 grimesr 268 61 00
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16 GoldfarbDavidJ 258 59 00
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17 gaufqwi 250 56 15
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18 jveditz 236 53 00
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19 ecpekkle 235 51 00
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20 Tarn 233 48 15
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21 KPope 225 46 15
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22 helene 215 42 15
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22 Timm 215 42 15
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24 KonkelT 204 38 00
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25 SLev 198 34 00
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25 MattK 198 34 00
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27 KlionskyG 189 30 00
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28 FauxD 179 27 00
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29 DMTsurel 170 25 00
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30 LynchT 163 22 15
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31 HortonR 147 19 00
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32 Atomiccoffey 140 17 00
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33 alamble 139 14 00
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34 SokolM 136 11 00
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35 HoodM 122 7 00
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35 RautY 122 7 00
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37 JCEurovision 110 3 00
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38 DouglasLovesVixey 52 1 00
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Questions:

What US STATE's legislature had to close as roughly a dozen Republican lawmakers had spent time unmasked with Rudy Giuliani (also unmasked) just prior to Giuliani's positive Covid-19 diagnosis?

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Arizona

What NOBEL LAUREATE sold the publishing rights to his entire catalog of songs to Universal Music Publishing Group? While no figure was announced, estimates put the sale price at $300 to $500 million dollars.

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Bob Dylan

President-elect Joe Biden named retired US Army general Lloyd Austin as his pick for Secretary of Defense. Austin's last post before retiring was running what COMMAND, whose area of responsibility includes the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of Africa and South Asia?

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Central Command (CENTCOM)

The test flight of what SPACEX VEHICLE, the planned upper stage of the Super Heavy rocket that could take astronauts to Mars, ended with an explosion upon landing?

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Starship

Farmers in what ASIAN COUNTRY protested new agricultural laws that the government says will spur investment? The farmers fear the changes will eliminate regulated markets for rice and wheat, which provide reliable income.

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India

An international group of climate scientists found one bright side to the Covid-19 pandemic, announcing that 2020 saw a seven percent drop in emissions of what GREENHOUSE GAS, thanks largely to a sharp drop in transportation emissions in North America and Europe?

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carbon dioxide

A trio of amateur cryptographers announced they had cracked the 340 Cipher, a message sent to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969 by what SERIAL KILLER? The content of the message did not reveal the identity of the killer, as some had hoped.

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Zodiac

Morocco became the latest Arabic country to normalize relations with Israel, thanks to the US agreeing to recognize Morocco's sovereignty over what TERRITORY? The US is the first Western country to make such a recognition.

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Western Sahara

A statement by the family of what CHILDREN'S AUTHOR apologized for his anti-Semitic statements, made in 1983 and before he died in 1990? The statement, made on the author's website, was undated, making it unclear as to when it was actually made.

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Roald Dahl

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): See You In Court! Or Not. The US Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general filed lawsuits against what SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT, alleging that acquisitions of companies like Instagram and WhatsApp have squashed competition?

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Facebook

The US Supreme Court declined to hear the case brought by what US STATE that sought to invalidate election results in four swing states? The court's order said that the state "has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections."

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Texas

The US Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act by a veto-proof 87-13 margin, important as Donald Trump has threatened to veto it because it doesn't include a provision to repeal what SECTION of the Communications Decency Act, which protects tech companies from liability over content that appears on its platforms?

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