The Week of December 13, 2020 by CoenM

Champion(s):

SchiefelbeinM
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Runner(s)-Up:

TaylorMA


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 33 03 09 30 09 33 09 30 50 09 50 09
1 SchiefelbeinM 352 98 15
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2 TaylorMA 334 95 15
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3 grimesr 332 92 15
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4 ecpekkle 313 89 15
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5 srs 311 85 15
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5 GoodmanDL 311 85 15
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7 MattK 308 80 15
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8 RalliP 296 77 15
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9 KlionskyG 293 75 00
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10 BClemens 290 70 15
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10 UncleTed 290 70 15
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12 Tarn 278 66 15
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13 DreyfusB 272 63 00
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14 HortonR 266 60 15
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15 LynchT 263 57 00
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16 KPope 248 54 15
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17 AmySue 246 50 15
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17 NathanL 246 50 15
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19 KonkelT 239 45 15
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20 Atomiccoffey 236 42 00
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21 helene 225 39 15
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22 mwg 222 36 15
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23 GarciaD 216 33 15
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24 imogen 204 30 15
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25 RobinJRichards 195 27 15
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26 jveditz 192 25 15
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27 groug 186 22 00
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28 JCEurovision 161 19 00
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29 DMTsurel 153 14 00
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29 Vendy12 153 14 15
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31 SokolM 144 8 00
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31 GovindGrewal 144 8 00
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33 JeanMcBoatFace 120 4 00
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34 DouglasLovesVixey 42 1 00
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Questions:

Donald Trump publicly contradicted what CABINET SECRETARY regarding an ongoing hack of US federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies? The secretary agreed with the common belief that the Russians are behind it, while Trump has floated the idea that China is behind it.

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Mike Pompeo

What ISLAMIC EXTREMIST GROUP claimed responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria? While over 300 boys were later released, it is unclear if any are still being held.

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Boko Haram

In his annual address to the nation, the king of what EUROPEAN COUNTRY stated that its relaxed approach to stopping Covid-19 infections had failed? The country has recorded 350,000 cases and over 7800 deaths, both higher than neighboring countries that took a more aggressive approach.

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Sweden

Members of what FAMILY appeared before a Congressional committee to answer questions on the role their company, Purdue Pharma, played in creating the opioid crisis?

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Sackler

Residents of Palm Beach sent a demand letter to the city stating that Donald Trump cannot live at what CLUB that he owns after leaving the White House, as the deal he struck to buy the property strictly limits the amount of time that club members can stay?

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Mar-a-Lago

What EUROPEAN COUNTRY was labeled as a currency manipulator by the Trump administration? The country's state bank denied the charges, noting that its acting as a "safe haven" for investors during the Covid-19 pandemic played a major role in changing its financial relationship with the US?

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Switzerland

What CABINET OFFICIAL announced he would be leaving his post before Christmas, with Jeff Rosen taking his role in an acting capacity? A Trump loyalist, he broke with the president on the issue of election fraud saying he did not see any in the 2020 presidential vote.

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Attorney General William Barr

The US Army has soldiers. The US Navy, sailors. According to Vice President Mike Pence's announcement, what TERM will be used to describe individual members of the US Space Force?

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guardian

Name EITHER RUSSIAN CITY that will see its US consulates close, according to an announcement by the Trump administration? The reduction, blamed on Russia's limits on US diplomatic personnel, follows the 2018 closure of the St. Petersburg consulate, and will leave the embassy in Moscow as the sole American diplomatic outpost in Russia.

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Vladivostock or Yekaterinburg

Your HallR mini-theme (TM) of the week: Stocking the Cabinet. President-elect Joe Biden picked his first former presidential primary opponent for his Cabinet, tapping Pete Buttigieg as his secretary-designate for what DEPARTMENT? Buttigieg would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary if confirmed.

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Transportation

Biden also picked what US REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEW MEXICO to serve as Secretary of the Interior? If confirmed, she would be the first Native American to serve in a presidential Cabinet.

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Deb Haaland

What AUTHOR born David Cornwell passed away at age 89, after a spell working in intelligence led to a career of writing spy novels?

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John Le Carre