The Week of May 15, 2022 by CoenM

Champion(s):

KPope


Runner(s)-Up:

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Quiz Description

Full Results:

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1 KPope 288 98 15
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2 ChrisRosenberg 282 94 15
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3 RobinJRichards 278 88 15
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3 HortonR 278 88 15
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5 Tarn 271 82 00
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6 eternally5th 270 78 15
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7 TWright17 258 74 15
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8 BoulierJ 251 70 15
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9 GoodmanDL 249 66 15
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10 loganstarr 246 62 15
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11 Timm 231 58 15
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12 LynchT 223 54 15
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13 alamble 220 50 00
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14 KonkelT 215 46 15
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15 ElendilPickle 214 42 15
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16 SheChameleon 211 38 15
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17 Rational-Shrieking 208 34 15
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18 gaufqwi 196 30 00
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19 JCEurovision 189 26 15
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20 helene 172 22 00
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21 Myron 166 18 00
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22 KCrest 161 14 00
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23 SokolM 145 10 15
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24 RobertK 130 6 00
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25 DouglasLovesVixey 76 2 00
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Questions:

Sweden and Finland officially applied for NATO membership, but what ORIGINAL ALLIANCE MEMBER said they would veto membership for both countries? Reasons for the veto include Swedish sanctions against the country for its military involvement in Syria and both countries refusal to extradite Kurds back to the country.

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Turkey

What RESTAURANT announced it would sell all of its 847 restaurants in Russia? The eateries were closed at the start of the way in Ukraine.

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McDonalds

A review of the 2020 Census found 14 states with significant miscounts, with what SOUTHERN STATE of just over 3 million people having the largest undercount, of just over five percent?

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Arkansas

President Biden authorized moving 500 troops to what AFRICAN NATION to help counter its al Qaeda affiliate, al Shabab? Donald Trump withdrew US troops from the country in 2000.

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Somalia

Scientists weee surprised by an outbreak of what VIRAL DISEASE in Western countries in people who hadn’t traveled to Africa? The disease, which causes fever, chills, and lesions on the face or genitals, has cropped up in nearly a dozen countries, including the US.

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monkey pox

What BANK, previously caught opening over a million fake accounts, was the focus of a New York Times piece alleging it held fake interviews with minority job applicants to increase its diversity interview numbers?

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Wells Fargo

President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to bolster supplies of what FOOD ITEM, in short supply after Abbott voluntarily recalled several brands?

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Baby formula

What AEROSPACE COMPANY finally saw it’s Starliner space capsule launch and reach the ISS? The launch had been delayed for years to fix buggy software an corrroded valves?

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Boeing

Choosy mothers may have chosen salmonella when buying what BRAND OF PEANUT BUTTER? At least 14 illnesses were tied to jars produced at a plant in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Jif

Your extended HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): At the Polls. What LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA easily won the Democratic primary for US Senate, even though he suffered a stroke days before the election?

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John Fetterman

What FIRST TERM CONGRESSMAN from North Carolina lost his primary, apparently done in by a number of missteps, from trying to board a plane with a loaded gun to accusing his Congressional colleagues of attending cocaine-fueled orgies?

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Madison Cawthorne

What COUNTRY sent prime minister Scott Morrison and his Conservative coalition government packing, with Labor leader Anthony Albanese expected to form a new government?

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Australia