The Week of July 11, 2021 by CoenM

Champion(s):

grimesr


Runner(s)-Up:

Timm


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 16 08 35 31 08 08 85 04 12 66 31 08
1 grimesr 394 98 15
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85
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12
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66
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31
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2 Timm 294 94 15
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31
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00
00
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66
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31
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3 KPope 283 90 00
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35
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00
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04
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12
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66
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31
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4 UncleTed 279 86 15
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35
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00
00
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12
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66
00
15
5 KonkelT 275 78 15
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08
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00
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08
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00
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12
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66
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31
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5 GoodmanDL 275 78 15
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00
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00
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12
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66
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31
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5 randalleng 275 78 15
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15
08
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08
15
00
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12
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66
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15
8 Svoyager-11 263 71 15
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35
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31
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15
00
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00
00
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31
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9 KlionskyG 236 65 15
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08
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00
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08
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85
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00
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00
15
9 ecpekkle 236 65 15
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31
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08
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00
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04
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12
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31
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11 Squidpickles 225 59 15
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08
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35
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12 TaylorMA 221 55 15
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35
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08
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12
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31
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13 MattK 213 51 15
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08
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00
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04
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12
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31
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14 JamesDenny 210 48 15
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08
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31
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04
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00
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31
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15 LynchT 209 42 15
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31
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04
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15 jveditz 209 42 15
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31
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17 DeeKay 206 36 00
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31
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18 GarciaD 205 32 15
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31
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19 Vendy12 202 28 15
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31
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12
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20 Tarn 191 25 00
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31
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08
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12
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21 SokolM 187 21 15
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08
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31
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22 helene 175 17 00
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23 alamble 172 13 15
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24 JCEurovision 161 9 15
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31
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12
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25 DouglasLovesVixey 145 5 15
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04
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66
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26 BlackStone 134 1 15
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Questions:

An economic downturn paired with a crippled health system and rising Covid-19 rates led to rare public protests in what CARIBBEAN NATION, whose president took to TV to order the army to break them up?

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Cuba

Democratic state legislators in what US STATE left the state to prevent action on what they see as an overly-restrictive voting security bill, the second time they've done so this year? The state's constitution requires two-thirds of the legislators to be present to conduct business, but also allows the wayward legislators to be brought back by law enforcement.

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Texas

Wildfires rages across ten states in the western US, the largest being the Bootleg fire in what STATE, which doubled in size twice over the July 4 weekend and threatened three power transmission lines that send 5500 megawatts of electricity to California?

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Oregon

China denounced a statement by what US SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY that the US and the EU should present a unified front against China's "unfair economic practices, malign behavior and human rights abuses?"

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Janet Yellen

What COMPANY had a rough week, having to recall several brands of Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens due to contamination with benzene and learning that people who received its Covid-19 vaccine have an increased risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome?

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Johnson & Johnson

A federal judge in Texas ruled that Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he implemented what IMMIGRATION PROGRAM by executive order? The judge said his ruling would be put on hold temporarily given the large number of people who fall under it - approximately 650,000 - but suspended new applications.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA, or Dreamers)

What THIRD LARGEST CITY IN BELGIUM was evacuated after flood waters from the Meuse River inundated the city center? Over 165 have died in flooding in Germany and the Benelux countries.

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Liege

After a month in safe mode, what SPACE TELESCOPE got back to work after NASA switched over to its backup hardware? NASA hopes to keep the 30 year old telescope working through 2030.

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Hubble Space Telescope

What US COUNTY - the nation's largest, with 11 million residents - reinstated a mask mandate for all people while indoors, regardless of vaccination status? Officials hope to stem the spread of the Covid-19 delta variant, which is causing spikes in cases nationwide.

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Los Angeles County

What FORMER PRESIDENT returned to Haiti after a month in Cuba receiving medical treatment, raising speculation that he may seek to return to power? He was twice elected president, in 1990 and 2000, but was deposed both times.

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide

The US State Department is investigating several cases among diplomatic staff at the embassy in Vienna of a syndrome named for what other NATIONAL CAPITAL, where US and Canadian diplomats suffered from brain injuries believed to have been caused by a directed microwave radiation?

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Havana

President Biden's infrastructure plan hit a snag when Senate Republicans rejected one of its funding mechanisms, which would have given what FEDERAL AGENCY increased powers to collect unpaid taxes?

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)