The Week of May 12, 2024 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

President Biden and Donald Trump agreed to meet in two debates prior to the Presidential election in November. Name EITHER NETWORK that will host a debate - one on basic cable, the other a commercial broadcast network.

CNN or ABC

Question 2

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that while the renewed Russian offensive in what REGION, which shares its name with Ukraine's second-largest city, was "controlled," it was likely only the first of several waves?

Kharkiv

Question 3

Robert Fico, the prime minster of what EUROPEAN COUNTRY, survived an assassination attempt but remained in serious condition? The alleged gunman is a writer who has been involved in anti-government protests.

Slovakia

Question 4

Wildfires broke out in the northern part of what PROVINCE, causing damage and widespread evacuation in and around Fort Nelson? Residents in neighboring Fort McMurray, Alberta, were also put under warning for evacuation.

British Columbia

Question 5

Billionaire real estate developer Frank McCourt announced a bid to purchase what SOCIAL MEDIA SITE from its current owner, ByteDance?

TikTok

Question 6

What MEMBER OF THE ISRAELI WAR CABINET said he would quit the cabinet if prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't provide a specific war plan within the next two weeks? The third member of the cabinet, Yoev Gallant, also voiced concern over a lack of a war plan this week.

Benny Gantz

Question 7

Walgreens announced plans to sell a version of what DRUG used to reverse opioid overdoses? Their generic brand of naloxone is currently available online and will be available in stores by the end of the month.

Narcan

Question 8

In what US STATE did Prince Georges County executive Angela Alsobrooks defeat Congressman (and Total Wine and More co-owner) David Trone in the Democratic primary for US Senate? Her main opponent in the general election is Republican former governor Larry Hogan.

Maryland

Question 9

What EUROPEAN COUNTRY may finally have a government, as four right-wing parties agreed to form a coalition six months after parliamentary elections? Geert Wilders, the anti-immigrant leader of the coalition's largest party, is not expected to become prime minister.

Netherlands

Question 10

The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke what MILESTONE NUMBER on Thursday, and closed over that number on Friday? Markets generally closed higher this week thanks to news of an easing in inflation.

40000

Question 11

In what COASTAL TEXAS CITY did a barge hit the Pelican Island Causeway, collapsing a train trestle while spilling up to 2000 gallons of oil? The bridge reopened to vehicular traffic over the weekend.

Galveston

Question 12

What FORMER TRUMP LAWYER AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE was served notice of being indicted in the Arizona presidential election fraud case at his 80th birthday party in Palm Beach?

Rudy Giuliani