The Week of July 25, 2021 by CoenM

Champion(s):

Svoyager-11
Doubt anyone will ever see this, since I didn't join in until after the Phillies quiz (oh, my!)


Runner(s)-Up:

ecpekkle


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 16 77 00 16 04 08 20 20 39 74 12 24
1 Svoyager-11 329 98 15
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2 ecpekkle 283 94 15
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3 UncleTed 272 90 15
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4 hypotactic 260 86 15
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5 DreyfusB 245 82 15
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6 groug 241 78 15
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7 phelanguist 238 75 15
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8 LynchT 237 71 15
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9 HortonR 234 67 15
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10 Vendy12 222 63 15
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11 GarciaD 218 59 15
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12 KPope 215 55 00
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13 TaylorMA 206 50 15
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13 EggCzar 206 50 15
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15 NathanL 203 44 00
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16 Tarn 187 38 00
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16 Squidpickles 187 38 15
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18 KlionskyG 177 32 15
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19 SokolM 175 28 15
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20 helene 173 25 15
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21 JCEurovision 168 17 15
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21 DeeKay 168 17 15
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21 randalleng 168 17 15
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24 RobinJRichards 160 9 15
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25 DFisher 145 5 00
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26 DouglasLovesVixey 130 1 15
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Questions:

What AFRICAN COUNTRY saw its president, Kais Saied, sack prime minister Hichem Mechichi. and suspend parliament in the face of protests over Covid-19 spikes, the economy, and unstable political leadership since a change in government after 2011's Arab Spring?

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Tunisia

President Biden announced that the US combat mission in what COUNTRY will shut down by the end of the year? American troops will remain in country in advising and training roles.

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Iraq

What US FEDERAL AGENCY revised its Covid-19 pandemic guidelines on mask wearing, saying everyone, including those already vaccinates, should wear masks indoors in areas where the virus is surging? It also said everyone working or attending a school should wear masks.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

"One Upon a Time in Shaolin," a one-off album by the Wu Tang Clan that originally sold for $2 million, was auctioned off as part of a forfeiture agreement against what PHARMA BRO, who is currently serving a prison sentence for fraud?

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Martin Shkreli

What ACTRESS sued Disney for breach of contract, saying that releasing Black Widow in theaters and streaming on the same day violated a clause guaranteeing an exclusive release in theaters?

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Scarlett Johansson

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake shook remote parts of what US STATE, causing little damage? It was the strongest earthquake in the US since 1965, when a 8.7 magnitude quake struck the same state.

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Alaska

Protestor Tong Ying-kit became the first person found guilty of violating a controversial security law in what REGION OF CHINA? He may face life in prison, though his lawyer is arguing for no more than a 10 year sentence.

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Hong Kong

What INVESTMENT APP COMPANY saw its stock enter trading on the New York Stock Exchange, with its value fluctuating wildly (perhaps fittingly) ending the day nearly 5 percent down from its initial offering price?

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Robinhood

Cori Bush, a US Representative from what US STATE, slept on the Capitol steps in protest of a lack of Congressional action on the eviction moratorium, which expired at the end of July?

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Missouri

A federal court assigned ownership of the M/V Corageous to the US federal government, who seized it when it was identified as transferring petroleum products to what COUNTRY in violation of international sanctions?

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North Korea

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, installed as the leader of what COUNTRY after a February coup against its democratically-elected government, named himself as prime minister and stated new elections would be held in 2023?

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Myanmar

The US and the UK blamed what COUNTRY for a drone attack on an Israeli-operated oil tanker off the coast of Oman that killed two?

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Iran