The Week of December 13, 2015 by CoenM

Champion(s):

CarterBurke
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?


Runner(s)-Up:

UllspergerA


Quiz Description

For this holiday season, the gift of a dozen news questions for you.

Full Results:

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Questions:

The Federal Reserve Board unanimously agreed to increase the Federal Funds Rate by a quarter percentage point, resulting in a range of rates with what HIGHEST PERCENTAGE?

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.50

What AFRICAN LEADER faced protests calling for his ouster due to allegations of corruption, student protests over fee hikes, and the firing of two finance ministers within a week?

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Jacob Zuma

Pope Francis confirmed a second miracle attributed to what NOBEL LAUREATE, paving the way for her expected canonization in 2016?

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Mother Teresa

What US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE was disciplined by their party's national committee for exploiting a data breach to view confidential voter information collected by another candidate?

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Bernie Sanders

What WORLD LEADER voiced his approval of Donald Trump, calling him a "bright and talented person" and "the absolute leader of the presidential race"?

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Vladimir Putin

Voters in what AFRICAN COUNTRY voted on a referendum that would amend the constitution so current president Paul Kagame could serve for a third term?

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Rwanda

What ONLINE RETAILER was sued by Gillette, claiming that the retailer uses a coating on its products that infringes on a 2004 patent?

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Dollar Shave Club

What WORLD CAPITAL issued its second "red alert" in less than a week over dangerous levels of air pollution, including a level of the smallest particulates measuring over 20 times the maximum safe level established by the World Health Organization?

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Beijing

A study published in JAMA Surgery found antibiotics were a reasonable treatment option over surgery for children in treating what CONDITION that is most often treated by surgery to remove an organ?

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Appendicitis

The governor of what US STATE issued an apology after trying to use her position to get information from a police dispatcher regarding who called in a noise complaint against a holiday after-party she was hosting?

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New Mexico

Authorities began a search for the now-missing Ethan Couch, a Texas teen who killed four people while driving drunk but got probation based on the argument that he had what "CONDITION" where his family's wealth and dysfunctional relationships made him incapable of understanding the consequences of his actions?

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affluenza

What US CITY shuttered its school system for a day, leaving over 640,000 students out of class after an email threat claiming a planned attack on schools using automatic weapons and explosives?

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Los Angeles