The Week of August 7, 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

Law enforcement in what SOUTHWESTERN US CITY stated that they believed that the recent killings of four Muslim men may be the work of the same person?

Albuquerque

Question 2

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened guidelines related to Covid-19, including no longer recommending that people socially distance how many FEET from each other?

six

Question 3

Explosions rocked Russia's Saky military base near the west coast of what AREA OF UKRAINE annexed by Russia, killing one? Russia denied the explosion was due to an attack, while Ukraine denied causing it.

Crimea

Question 4

What AUTHOR was stabbed multiple times before he was slated to speak at an event near Buffalo? The assailant pled not guilty to second degree murder and assault charges, while authorities investigate if the attack was related to a 1989 fatwa calling for the author's death.

Salman Rushdie

Question 5

Employees at the US consulate in what MEXICAN BORDER CITY were told to shelter in place due to multiple car fires and other street violence linked to rival drug cartels fighting for control of smuggling routes into the US?

Tijuana

Question 6

South Korea's government planned a pardon for Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of what CONGLOMERATE, who was convicted of bribing a former South Korean president to allow for a merger beneficial to the company? The pardon is seen as a bid to help South Korea's economy by allowing Lee to officially return to the company.

Samsung

Question 7

Election officials in what EAST AFRICAN NATION blamed agents working for the two leading presidential candidates for the slow certification of results? Announced tallies have William Ruto with a 2.5 percent lead over former prime minster Ralia Odinga.

Kenya

Question 8

Johnson & Johnson announced it would cease global sales of baby powder made with what MINERAL? Sales were stopped in the US two years ago in the face of thousands of lawsuits alleging that powder using the mineral were contaminated with asbestos, causing ovarian cancer.

talc

Question 9

What SAUDI-BASED OIL COMPANY announced record profits for the second quarter of 2022? Its $48.4 billion profit was roughly equal to its entire profit for the year 2020.

Aramco

Question 10

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (TM): Warrant and Unwarranted. The FBI executed a search warrant at what FLORIDA CLUB/ PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE? The unsealed warrant and property receipts indicated that the agents retrieved multiple sets of classified documents.

Mar a Lago

Question 11

A man incensed by the FBI's action in the previous question attempted to breach the FBI field office in what OHIO CITY? Armed with an AR-15 and a nail gun, the man was killed by police after a standoff on a local highway.

Cincinnati

Question 12

Health officials in New York City and London detected increased levels of what VIRUS in wastewater? London officials said the virus appeared to be derived from that found in vaccines, while New York officials worried that the virus was coming from unvaccinated individuals, such as the person in Rockland County that contracted the disease last month.

Polio