The Week of June 19, 2022 by CoenM

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


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:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 75 38 69 25 50 07 19 44 57 00 13 19
1 GoodmanDL 354 96 15
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2 ChrisRosenberg 308 90 00
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3 eternally5th 265 84 00
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4 SokolM 256 75 00
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4 MaddyE 256 75 15
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6 HortonR 249 65 00
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7 KonkelT 246 56 15
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7 ElendilPickle 246 56 00
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9 DFisher 244 46 00
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10 AbdalianA 239 40 00
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11 Tarn 205 34 00
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12 ecpekkle 203 25 00
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12 LynchT 203 25 00
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14 randalleng 199 15 15
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15 JCEurovision 145 9 00
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16 DouglasLovesVixey 95 3 00
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Questions:

Belgium returned a gold tooth that belonged to what CONGOLESE INDEPENDENCE LEADER to his family? It is the only known remains, as his body was dissolved in acid after he was assassinated in a Belgian-backed coup.

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Patrrice Lumumba

Over 1000 people died and more than 3000 were injured when an earthquake struck the Paktika province in what ASIAN COUNTRY?

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Afghanistan

The Biden administration announced that they would push for a federal gas tax holiday to help with the high cost of gasoline. WITHIN TWO CENTS, what is the federal tax on a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline?

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18.4 cents

While the US Senate approved its bipartisan legislation on gun control, the US Supreme Court struck down a law in what STATE that required people to demonstrate a particular need to carry a handgun in public?

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New York

What FLORIDA-BASED SUPERMARKET CHAIN, with nearly 1300 stores in seven states, said it would not offer Covid-19 vaccinations to children under the age of 5 "at this time" but no further explanation for not doing so? The chain was deeply involved in the initial rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, and does provide other immunizations for children as young as six months.

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Publix

The US Food and Drug Administration announced that what E-CIGARETTE MAKER would be banned from selling its products in the US, saying that the company failed to show that "marketing of the products would be appropriate for the protection of the public health?" A federal appeals court has stayed the ruling.

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Juul

The European Union granted candidate status to Ukraine and what NEIGHBORING COUNTRY? Russia warned of the "negative consequences" of candidacy, and accused the EU of encroaching on their sphere of influence within the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Moldova

Public testimony in front of the US House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol discussed a January 3, 2021 meeting where Donald Trump tried to coerce what CABINET DEPARTMENT into casting doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election? This included a plan to replace then-acting head Jeffrey Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, who at the time headed both the environment and natural resources division and the civil division.

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Department of Justice

What SPORTS RETAILER announced it would be pulling out of Russia permanently, no longer taking online orders and winding down operations for the last of its 100 or so stores? In May they announced the end of their sponsorship of Spartak Moscow.

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Nike

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): Precedent Schmesident. The US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, allowing individual states to determine the legality of abortion within its jurisdiction. Four justices signed on to Samuel Alito's opinion, but what JUSTICE wrote in a concurring opinion that “In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents?"

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Clarence Thomas

What US SENATOR said she felt "misled" by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying he gave assurances to her in a private meeting that he would not vote to overturn Roe?

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Susan Collins

What COUNTRY is headed for its fifth election in three years, as its ruling eight party coalition showed signs of fracturing? Current foreign minister Yair Lapid will take over as interim prime minister once parliament dissolves.

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Israel