The Week of January 24, 2021 by CoenM

Champion(s):

apeekrtr
So It Goes

grimesr


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Apologies for missing last week, I was a little under the weather. Better now, so back to the quizzing!

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 46 10 16 31 31 22 31 04 10 10 07 19
1 apeekrtr 329 96 15
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1 grimesr 329 96 15
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3 GoodmanDL 326 90 15
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3 ecpekkle 326 90 15
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5 srs 320 86 15
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6 Vendy12 314 83 15
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7 GarciaD 305 80 15
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8 groug 302 77 15
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9 UncleTed 299 74 15
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10 jnowell 296 71 15
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11 BClemens 281 68 15
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12 KPope 280 65 15
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13 Timm 275 62 00
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14 DreyfusB 272 59 15
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15 LynchT 269 54 15
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15 Tarn 269 54 00
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17 Ganman 260 50 00
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18 MattK 251 45 15
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18 HortonR 251 45 15
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20 alamble 239 40 00
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21 TaylorMA 236 37 15
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22 KlionskyG 233 34 00
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23 Commodore 229 31 00
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24 JCEurovision 227 28 15
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25 KCrest 212 25 00
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26 Jenn 194 22 00
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27 JoeM 184 19 00
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28 Atomiccoffey 182 16 00
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29 KonkelT 179 13 00
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30 SokolM 172 10 00
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31 HumbabaORiley 164 7 00
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32 FauxD 157 4 00
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33 DouglasLovesVixey 19 1 00
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Questions:

What US SENATOR FROM OHIO stated that he would not run for re-election in 2022? He becomes the third GOP senator to announce his retirement.

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Rob Portman

What PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY announced that its one-shot Covid-19 vaccine is 66 percent effective?

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Johnson & Johnson

Two unrelated cases in South Carolina marked the first detected cases in the US of the Covid-19 variant from what COUNTRY?

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South Africa

Pakistan’s Supreme Court decided to release the Pakistani-British man previously found guilty of killing what JOURNALIST in 2002?

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Daniel Pearl

The US House delivered its single charge against Donald Trump to the US Senate, where what DEMOCRAT and longest-serving member of the Senate, will preside over the trial?

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Patrick Leahy

Anti-vaccine protesters shut down a COVID-19 vaccination site at what CALIFORNIA STADIUM? Vaccinations were still given out during the hour where the main entrance was closed.

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Dodger Stadium

What EUROPEAN COUNTRY saw several days of protests against new laws that widely restrict the availability of abortion?

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Poland

Investigators from the World Health Organization visited what CHINESE CITY to investigate the origins of Covid-19, visiting hospitals and markets where the virus was first detected?

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Wuhan

What FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY announced she is running for governor of Arkansas?

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): playing the market. The stock of what RETAILER saw its price rise and fall precipitously as Reddit-based amateur traders squared off against professional traders who had sold the stock short?

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GameStop

Private equity firm Silver Lake announced it had sold its holdings of what MOVIE THEATER CHAIN for over $700 million, taking advantage of a short squeeze to recoup its original 2018 investment?

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AMC

Robert Malley was named the US's special envoy to what COUNTRY, where he will try to restart the 2015 nuclear accord that fell apart after it was abandoned by the Trump administration? (edited at 8:54 am, February 1, 2021 (EST))

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Iran (edited at 8:54 am, February 1, 2021 (EST))