The Week of November 22, 2015 by CoenM

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


Quiz Description

A dozen questions on things that happened this past week.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 27 66 05 44 05 24 83 79 98 00 57 35
1 gregariouschinchilla 413 98 15
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2 RobinJRichards 405 96 15
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3 MoyseyC 376 94 15
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4 zerocrates 351 92 15
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5 UllspergerA 321 90 15
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6 RichmondJ 319 88 15
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7 CarterBurke 313 85 15
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8 felsenheldd 307 83 15
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9 GambinoG 292 81 15
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10 John 289 79 15
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11 MorrisK 287 77 15
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12 HightB 277 75 15
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13 srs 272 72 15
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14 BeanA 258 70 15
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15 PrestonC 257 68 00
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16 IrwinK 255 65 15
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16 ConnorA 255 65 00
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18 McDougallJV 253 61 15
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19 ChrisRosenberg 251 59 15
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20 LairdM 247 57 15
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21 Commodore 233 55 15
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22 WinchellV 216 52 15
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22 AdamK 216 52 15
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24 MangaserA 213 48 00
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25 WangA 210 46 15
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26 BeningoS 205 44 00
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27 DoyleE 199 42 15
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28 PolinskyL 190 39 15
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28 JordanG 190 39 15
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30 GoldsteinB 174 35 15
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31 HallR 171 33 15
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32 FrostL 168 31 00
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33 musicguy595 167 29 15
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34 randalleng 161 27 00
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35 jefe 159 25 00
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36 PruettC 149 22 00
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37 KingJA 147 20 15
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38 BruceM 131 18 15
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39 ElendilPickle 129 16 00
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40 JPO 127 13 15
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40 RaiaB 127 13 15
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42 BurdinRS 122 9 15
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43 HallW 120 7 00
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44 HoH 109 5 00
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45 Consigliari 94 3 00
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46 ClarksonB 57 1 15
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Questions:

What PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY announced plans to merge with Botox-maker Allergan, which would allow it to change its corporate headquarters to Ireland, leading to $21 billion in savings by tax inversion?

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Pfizer

According to the American Highway User's Alliance, a stretch of what INTERSTATE, running between the Circle Interchange and Edens junction in Chicago, is the worst traffic bottleneck in the US, wasting nearly 17 million hours of drivers' time, worth $418 million in lost productivity?

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I-90

What COUNTRY shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet, stating that the jet was the latest of several incursions into its airspace by the Russians, which that country denies?

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Turkey

Pope Francis started his first ever papal visit to Africa. Name ANY ONE of the three countries being visited.

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Kenya, Uganda, Central African Republic

In what CITY did police officer Jason Van Dyke get charged for murder more than a year after shooting Laquan McDonald 17 times?

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Chicago

COP21, the latest in a series of multinational discussions aimed at creating a plan of action for combatting climate change, opened this week in what CITY?

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Paris

Queen Elizabeth II opened the biennial meeting of the leaders of the Commonwealth of Nations states in what EUROPEAN MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH?

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Malta

Blue Origin successfully tested their space travel vehicle named for what ASTRONAUT, with a "totally nominal" flight that included launch, turn-around at 100 kilometers, and a vertical landing less than five feet from its intended target?

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Alan Shepherd

Donald Trump denied that he as making fun of what NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER's arthrogryposis during a speech in South Carolina?

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Serge Kovaleski

Three died and nine were injured in a shooting at the Colorado Springs location of what HEALTH CARE PROVIDER?

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Planned Parenthood

What REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, lagging badly in the polls, was endorsed on Saturday by the locally influential New Hampshire Union Leader?

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Chris Christie

British researchers claimed to have discovered at least one hidden chamber in the pyramid of what PHARAOH, with additional speculation that the mummy of Nefertiti may be located in the chamber?

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Tutankhamun