The Week of January 17, 2016. by CoenM

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

I'm Wolf Blitzer, and welcome to the Situation Room! OK, no, that would be cruel. Just your weekly 12 question news quiz.

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9 Makdeezy 365 89 15
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Questions:

Jason Rezaian, the former Tehran bureau chief for WHAT NEWSPAPER was one of five Americans released by the Iranian government in return for the US release of seven Iranian prisoners?

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Washington Post

Members of the UK's House of Commons spent three hours debating a non-binding resolution that would support a ban on what AMERICAN from visiting the country?

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Donald Trump

The CDC released new guidelines for pregnant women who have traveled or may travel to regions currently undergoing an outbreak of what VIRUS, which is not typically dangerous to the mothers but is believed to cause birth defects?

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Zika virus

Researchers at the University of Central Missouri announced the now-largest WHAT, at more than 22 million digits?

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Prime number

In what COUNTRY did terrorists attack a ceremony held at Bacha Khan University, killing 19?

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Pakistan

What US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE was taken to task for co-opting a preschool field trip to a botanical garden so they could appear for her at a pro-life meeting?

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Carly Fiorina

A British inquiry found that Vladimir Putin "probably approved" the 2006 killing of KGB agent turned Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko, which was accomplished by having him ingest an isotope of what RADIOACTIVE ELEMENT?

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polonium

The Coast Guard called off the search and rescue mission for 12 Marines missing since two helicopters crashed off the coast of what HAWAIIAN ISLAND?

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Oahu

What COUNTRY cancelled its runoff election for president in the wake of violence spurred by opposition candidate Jude Celestin's decision not to participate?

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Haiti

Reports surfaced that what BILLIONAIRE/POLITICIAN is considering a third party bid for US President should the two major parties nominate Trump or Cruz and Sanders?

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Michael Bloomberg

A rare school shooting in Canada saw four killed at La Loche Community School in what PROVINCE?

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Saskatchewan

The weekend blizzard that blanketed several eastern US states saw its highest snow total with 42 inches in Glengary, which is located in what STATE?

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West Virginia