The Week of June 2, 2024 by CoenM



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.


Question 1

Israel rescued four hostages from Nuseirat, one of eight of what TYPE OF LOCATION of which there are 58 official ones in the Middle East for Palestinians? The Hamas-run health ministry said 274 Palestinians were killed during Israel's daylight raid.

refugee camp

Question 2

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft finally launched, bringing two astronauts to the ISS, while what SIMILARLY NAMED craft developed by SpaceX had its first successful launch and landing?


Question 3

Measurements taken in Hawaii showed a new record for the level of what GREENHOUSE GAS in the atmosphere, at 427 parts per million? Levels of this gas tend to peak in May due largely to the drop in plant photosynthesis during the winter months.

carbon dioxide

Question 4

Alex Jones agreed to liquidate his assets to help pay the $1.5 billion he owes to families of victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting, including his ownership of what ALT-RIGHT WEBSITE, where he originally spread the conspiracy theories about Sandy Hook?


Question 5

President Biden used executive action to implement restrictions on asylum seekers, with entry for migrants denied when there are HOW MANY INTERACTIONS at the border in a seven day average? Answers within 200 will be accepted.


Question 6

Mette Frederiksen, the prime minister of what EUROPEAN COUNTRY. suffered whiplash but was otherwise unhurt after being attacked in Kultorvet Square? The attack does not appear to be politically motivated.


Question 7

Over 150 people across 25 states were sickened by salmonella contracted by eating what VEGETABLE? A recall targeted specimens that are 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and 5 to 9 inches long, and did not include mini or English varieties.


Question 8

A landslide caused the collapse of a highway through what MOUNTAIN RANGE, closing the main route between Victor, Idaho and Jackson, Wyoming? The pass is a critical route for workers and tourists to ski areas and national parks in Wyoming.


Question 9

Officials from Japan's transport ministry raided the headquarters of what CAR COMPANY, due to its admitting to submitting falsified or incorrect safety data to the ministry? This came after Daihatsu, which is owned by the company, closed all of its plants last December after admitting to similar issues.


Question 10

In what WESTERN HEMISPHERE COUNTRY did Claudia Sheinbaum become the country's first female president, besting another female candidate, Xóchitl Gálvez?


Question 11

What INDIAN PRIME MINISTER saw his BJP party underperform polls, winning less than half the seats available during parliamentary elections? He is expected to serve a third term, but in a coalition government.

Narendra Modi

Question 12

The US Food and Drug Administration reversed its marketing ban on what VAPING DEVICE, though it said it had not reached a final decision on its approval. The product faced scrutiny both for health impacts and its popularity with teenagers.