The Week of June 5, 2022 by CoenM

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Instructions

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.)

This quiz is closed for grading, and you can no longer submit answers. When the author has finished grading, the results will be published on this page.

Questions

Question 1

What BRITISH PRIME MINISTER survived a no confidence vote within the Conservative party, but with less support than Theresa May, who was out of office six months after winning her vote?

Boris Johnson

Question 2

A group of current and former US women gymnasts filed suit against what LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY over their lack of response to allegations of sexual abuse by Larry Nasser?

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Question 3

The US House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol held its first public hearing, airing new video that showed how a tweet by Donald Trump led rioters to chant for the hanging of what GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, who was presiding over the joint session of Congress certifying the 2020 presidential election?

Mike Pence

Question 4

Western Hemisphere leaders meeting at the Summit of the Americas in what US CITY issued a declaration regarding migration, setting pathways for legal migration as well as plans to aid communities impacted by migration and improve border management?

Los Angeles

Question 5

Police arrested 31 members of a far right white supremacist group who appeared to be planning to attack a Pride celebration in Coeur d'Alene in what US STATE?

Idaho

Question 6

Researchers announced they had found the wreckage of the HMS Gloucester, which went down in 1682 while carrying what FUTURE KING OF ENGLAND, IRELAND, and SCOTLAND? The wreck was found in 2007, but the announcement was delayed while the identity of the ship was confirmed and its location secured.

James II (or James VII or James Stuart)

Question 7

The airport serving what MIDDLE EASTERN CAPITAL was shut down after an Israeli air strike damaged its only operable runway? The strikes targeted weapon depots established by Iran in support of Hezbolloah and related groups.

Damascus

Question 8

Further investigation into Ginni Thomas, wife of US Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, found she had contacted 29 legislators in what WESTERN US STATE suggesting that they put aside the results of the presidential election and name a "clear" slate of pro-Trump electors? Joe Biden won the state be just over 10,000 votes, the first time a Democrat had won the state since Bill Clinton in 1996.

Arizona

Question 9

For the first time in US history, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline topped what DOLLAR VALUE?

$5

Question 10

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): Election Time. California had primary elections for statewide and US House seats, but also saw Chesa Boudin, the progressive district attorney of what CITY lose a recall election?

San Francisco

Question 11

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke won the Republic primary for the 1st district US House seat in what STATE? Zinke served two terms in the House when the state only had an at-large seat.

Montana

Question 12

What COMPANY suspended engineer Blake Lemoine after he publicly claimed that the company’s LaMDA chatbot is sentient?

Google