The Week of March 21, 2021 by CoenM



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

What COMPANY announced its own enticement for Americans to get the Covid-19 vaccination by pledging a free doughnut every day for the rest of 2021 to anyone who shows proof of vaccination?

Krispy Kreme

Question 2

The container ship Ever Given ran aground and blocked what WATERWAY, where it may tie up global shipping for weeks?

Suez Canal

Question 3

For the second time in less than a week. the US saw a mass shooting event, with a supermarket in what COLORADO CITY the site of an attack that killed ten?


Question 4

What US STATE continued its war on pornography when governor Spencer Cox signed a bill into law that requires cellphones and tablets to have porn-blocking filters?


Question 5

What US STATE became the first that was formerly part of the Confederacy to repeal the death penalty? The state has executed more people than any other, though it had a head start by executing its first person in 1608.


Question 6

China called for boycotts against products sold by H&M and Nike after both companies voiced concerns that China was using forced Uighur labor in the production of what FABRIC CROP? The comments, made last year, were republished in China after increased sanctions by Western countries.


Question 7

President Biden said that the Justice Department was looking into a recently-enacted election law in what US STATE that increased ID requirements for absentee voting, limited the number of ballot drop-off locations, and criminalized giving food or water to people waiting in line to vote?


Question 8

What former HEAD OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION said in a CNN interview that he believed the Covid-19 virus was accidentally released from a Chinese lab?

Robert Redfield

Question 9

What US CAPITAL CITY saw flash flooding that killed four and required over 130 people to be rescued? While the rain that caused the flooding moved on, the Cumberland and Harpeth Rivers were expected to crest on the day after the flooding.


Question 10

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): Two Art, Please. a 30 million Euro renovation to a cathedral in what BELGIAN CITY created a visitor center and new display case for its famed altarpiece, created by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck in 1432?


Question 11

Aberdeen University joined Cambridge University and several institutions in Germany and the US to return bronzes looted from what AFRICAN KINGDOM during a 1897 expedition that destroyed the kingdom's capital?


Question 12

Clashes between police and Muslim protesters marked a visit by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to what NEIGHBORING COUNTRY? The protesters were motivated by what they consider the marginalization of Muslims during Modi's ternure in office.