The Week of October 18, 2015 by CoenM

Champion(s):

TaylorMA


Runner(s)-Up:

PolinskyL
If you're gonna procrastinate, do it right


Quiz Description

Many things happened this week. Answer these questions that involve 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): 04 61 13 94 33 10 04 29 90 57 77 55
1 TaylorMA 427 99 15
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2 PolinskyL 374 97 15
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3 thorsleyd 366 95 15
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3 MarcotteM 366 95 15
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5 GrahamJ 339 92 15
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6 Moland-KovashS 336 91 15
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7 GoodmanDL 324 89 15
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8 WolfischL 322 88 15
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9 UllspergerA 319 85 15
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9 wilsona 319 85 15
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11 srs 316 83 15
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12 metrognome 311 82 15
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13 McDougallJV 310 80 15
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14 Guynemer 289 78 15
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15 ElendilPickle 288 77 15
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16 BruceM 284 75 15
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17 RobinJRichards 282 74 15
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18 MacGregorM 278 72 15
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19 OlewnickB 275 71 15
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20 JohnD 268 69 15
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21 LuskT 257 67 00
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22 ChrisRosenberg 253 66 15
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23 MorrisK 249 64 15
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24 BeanA 244 63 15
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25 VaccaD 233 61 15
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26 MoyseyC 228 60 15
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27 KamenskyJ 226 58 15
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28 GambinoG 221 57 15
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29 RichmondJ 219 55 15
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30 KingJA 212 53 15
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31 FrankensteinP 209 52 15
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32 HightB 206 49 15
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32 HallR 206 49 15
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32 ConnorA 206 49 15
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35 DC3 201 44 15
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35 helitzur 201 44 15
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35 PotatoD 201 44 15
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38 MatherV 197 41 15
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39 milton 194 39 15
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40 GoldsteinB 193 38 15
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41 AdamK 192 36 15
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42 Kristen 191 35 15
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43 PrestonC 187 33 15
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44 LoveF 180 32 15
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45 GersonA 178 30 15
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46 FrostL 176 28 15
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47 SochackiA 174 27 15
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48 BeningoS 170 25 15
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49 ThomasR 167 24 15
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50 MangaserA 166 22 15
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51 WhitmireS 165 21 15
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52 jefe 163 19 15
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53 RaiaB 155 17 15
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54 felsenheldd 146 16 15
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55 MercureT 139 14 15
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59 HoH 118 8 15
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61 HallW 107 5 15
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62 quarterrican 91 3 15
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62 LasL 91 3 15
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Questions:

Who became the new PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA after leading the Liberal party to winning a majority of seats in the House of Commons?

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Justin Trudeau

What ORGANIZATION changed its recommendations regarding mammograms, saying that women should now start getting them annually at 45, and switch to every other year at 55?

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American Cancer Society

What ATHLETE/CONVICTED FELON was put under house arrest after serving less than a year in prison for the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp?

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Oscar Pistorius

What COUNTRY deployed its military to handle an increase in refugees caused when Croatia opened its border with Serbia to allow refugees through?

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Slovenia

A raid on an Islamic State prison freed 70 hostages and led to the first US combat death in what COUNTRY since 2011?

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Iraq

What HURRICANE made landfall in Mexico as a category 5 storm, with measured winds of up to 165 mph?

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Patricia

What US REPRESENTATIVE agreed to run for Speaker of the House after obtaining support from the various factions of the Republican party?

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Paul Ryan

What ACTRESS, best known for collaborating with John Wayne and acting in non-Wayne films such as How Green Was My Valley and Miracle on 34th Street, died at the age of 95?

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Maureen O'Hara

Ahmed Adeeb, the vice president of what COUNTRY, was arrested for treason due to his alleged involvement in the failed assassination bombing of its president, Abdulla Yameen?

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The Maldives

Trey Gowdy, the chair of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, spent much of his questioning of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking about emails from what ADVISER AND CONFIDANT, whose deposition to the committee has not yet been made public?

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Sidney Blumenthal

The Vatican strongly rejected reports that Pope Francis had been diagnosed with a treatable form of what CANCER?

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Brain cancer

Oprah Winfrey announced that she was buying a 10 percent stake in what COMPANY, whose stock doubled in value by the end of the week?

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Weight Watchers