The Week of October 4, 2015 by CoenM

Champion(s):

WareD
Pax, Amor, et Ailuropodidae


Runner(s)-Up:

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Quiz Description

A lot of things happened this past week. Here are 12 questions about some of those things.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 77 52 28 18 00 49 03 52 37 39 28 05
1 WareD 423 98 15
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2 WellsW 413 96 15
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3 BittenbenderS 395 94 15
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4 GoodmanDL 389 92 15
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5 felsenheldd 388 90 15
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6 MorrisK 383 88 00
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7 UllspergerA 361 86 15
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8 GrossB 351 84 15
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9 JohnD 344 79 00
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9 MoyseyC 344 79 00
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9 KingJA 344 79 00
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12 John 336 75 15
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13 RichmondJ 335 73 00
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14 BruceM 332 71 00
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15 LuskT 329 69 00
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16 Okrent 326 67 00
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17 MeyerS 325 64 15
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18 srs 321 62 15
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19 GambinoG 312 60 00
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20 JordanG 306 58 00
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21 BeanA 296 55 00
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21 MarcotteM 296 55 00
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23 GoldsteinB 293 51 00
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23 ChrisRosenberg 293 51 00
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25 RobinJRichards 279 47 00
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26 SochackiA 278 45 00
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27 PolinskyL 277 43 00
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28 CooperJ 267 41 00
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29 ElendilPickle 266 39 00
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30 RaiaB 242 37 00
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31 FrostL 239 35 00
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32 AdelmanM 233 32 00
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33 Consigliari 214 29 15
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33 WhitmireS 214 29 00
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35 jefe 190 26 00
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36 milton 185 24 00
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37 HoH 180 20 00
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37 Matto 180 20 00
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37 metrognome 180 20 00
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40 GersonA 168 15 00
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41 PrestonC 165 13 00
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42 DuffyM 163 11 00
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43 randalleng 159 9 00
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44 LairdM 142 7 00
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45 BeningoS 141 5 00
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46 ConnorA 134 3 00
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Questions:

The sinking during Hurricane Joaquin of what CARGO SHIP was confirmed, with the loss of all hands?

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El Faro

ISIS militants destroyed the Arch of Triumph and other iconic ruins at what SYRIAN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE?

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Palmyra

A suicide bombing in what NATIONAL CAPITAL during a peace rally calling for improved relations between the country and Kurds killed at least 95?

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Ankara

Microsoft introduced their first laptop, the name of which shares WHAT WORD with the company's line of tablets?

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Surface

What WHISTLEBLOWER/TRAITOR (depending on your point of view) announced in an interview that he has offered to return to the US and serve prison time, but has not yet had his offer accepted?

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Edward Snowden

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their work showing that what SUBATOMIC PARTICLE flips between flavors, contributing to the difficulty in detecting them?

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neutrino

What RETAILER announced it would stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast as neither supports viewing of its streaming service, Prime Video?

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Amazon

US House of Representatives majority leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his candidacy for Speaker of the House, in part because what CAUCUS of 30 to 40members unanimously pledged their support to Florida rep Daniel Webster?

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Freedom Caucus

The National Dialogue Quartet of WHAT COUNTRY was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011?”

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Tunisia

What CELEBRITY ATTORNEY spent most of Friday deposing Bill Cosby on claims that he drugged and sexually assaulted her client in 1974 when the client was 15?

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Gloria Allred

Negotiators for 12 countries finally reached consensus on what TRADE AGREEMENT, which Hillary Clinton favored while Secretary of State but now opposes?

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

"Justice or Else" was the theme of a rally held in Washington DC to commemorate the 20th anniversary of WHAT MARCH? Both were called by Nation of Islam figure Louis Farrakhan.

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Million Man March