The Week of September 19, 2021 by CoenM

Champion(s):

ecpekkle


Runner(s)-Up:

helene
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 00 80 25 30 67 42 09 50 05 92 00 05
1 ecpekkle 296 97 15
15
80
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25
15
00
15
42
15
09
00
15
05
00
15
15
2 helene 293 93 15
00
00
00
15
15
15
42
15
09
15
15
15
92
15
00
15
3 GoodmanDL 272 89 15
00
15
25
15
00
15
42
15
15
50
15
05
15
15
00
15
4 Timm 261 85 15
00
15
25
15
30
15
15
42
15
09
15
15
05
00
15
15
5 DeeKay 246 81 15
00
15
25
00
00
15
42
15
09
15
50
15
00
15
00
15
6 Tarn 241 77 15
00
15
25
15
30
15
15
42
15
09
00
15
00
15
00
15
7 alamble 239 70 15
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80
15
25
15
00
00
15
09
00
15
00
15
00
15
05
7 Squidpickles 239 70 15
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80
15
25
15
00
00
15
09
00
15
05
00
15
00
15
9 KPope 231 64 15
00
15
25
15
15
15
42
15
09
15
15
00
15
00
15
05
10 Vendy12 216 58 15
00
15
25
15
00
15
42
15
09
15
15
05
00
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00
15
10 TaylorMA 216 58 15
00
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25
15
00
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42
15
09
15
15
00
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00
15
05
12 RobinJRichards 202 52 15
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25
00
15
67
00
15
00
15
05
00
00
15
00
15
13 KlionskyG 186 47 15
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15
00
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42
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09
00
00
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00
00
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00
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14 randalleng 174 41 15
00
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25
15
15
00
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09
15
15
05
00
00
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00
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14 MattK 174 41 15
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25
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00
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09
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05
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00
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16 UncleTed 164 35 15
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09
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50
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17 HortonR 161 31 15
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42
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09
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05
18 gaufqwi 159 27 15
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25
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09
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19 LynchT 155 22 15
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25
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05
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20 orwant 154 18 15
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30
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09
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21 GarciaD 149 14 15
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25
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09
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22 SokolM 134 10 15
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25
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09
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23 JCEurovision 122 6 15
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42
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24 DouglasLovesVixey 50 2 15
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Questions:

Canada's snap parliamentary election more or less maintained the status quo, and will see what PRIME MINSISTER return for a third term, again leading a minority government?

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Justin Trudeau

What US STATE reported that for 2020 it had more people die than be born? The roughly 7000 deaths above the number of births almost exactly matches the number of people from the state who died of Covid-19 in 2020.

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Alabama

Paul Rusesabagina, who was played by Don Cheadle in what 2004 FILM, was found guilty on terrorism charges in his home country? The charges stem from a group he supports in opposition to president Paul Kagame.

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Hotel Rwanda

While Pfizer reported positive results for its Covid-19 vaccine trial for 5-11 year olds, what OTHER COMPANY reported that a second shot of its vaccine given two months after the first results in a 94 percent effectiveness in preventing moderate to serious Covid-19 symptoms?

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Johnson & Johnson

A MIT study reported that Tesla drivers who use what ASSIST SYSTEM become inattentive and spend more time looking away from the road?

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Autopilot

A deal was struck to allow Meng Wanzhou, an executive with what TECHNOLOGY COMPANY who was under house arrest in Caanda, to return to China? Two Canadians arrested by China in retaliation were also released.

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Huawei

A 3600 year old tablet bearing a fragment of the Epic of Gilgamesh was returned to Iraqi officials after it was surrended by what CRAFT RETAIL CHAIN, which had purchased the looted artifact for the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC?

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Hobby Lobby

What AFRICAN COUNTRY closed its air space to all flights from Morocco? Relations between the two countries have been steadily deteriorating, with the country backing Western Sahara's Polisario Front, while some Moroccan officials voiced support for self-determination of the Kabylie region.

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Algeria

Daniel Foote resigned as the US special envoy to what COUNTRY, citing the US's "inhumane" expulsion of several thousand migrants?

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Haiti

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced a policy to sharply curtail the domestic production and use of what CLASS OF GASES, used predominantly in refrigerators and air conditioners? These gases replaced a version featuring chlorine, which were phased out of production in the 1990s.

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hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

A Republican-backed audit of presidential voting in what ARIZONA COUNTY not only failed to uncover evidence of fraud, but also found 99 more votes for Joe Biden and 261 fewer votes for Donald Trump?

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Maricopa

A study suggested that the aerial explosion of a meteor was the likely cause of the 1650 BCE destruction of Tall el-Hammam, a city in the Jordan Valley, and perhaps the inspiration for the Bible story of the destruction of what CITIES?

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Sodom and Gomorrah