The Week of January 31, 2016 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:

SchwartzD
Never Underestimate The Power of the Schwartz


Quiz Description

I feel like something big was supposed to happen this week. I hope I remember to ask a question about it.

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1 CarterBurke 430 98 15
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2 SchwartzD 406 96 15
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3 Dmm9999 402 94 15
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4 zerocrates 387 92 15
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5 cprov77 384 90 15
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6 gregariouschinchilla 381 88 15
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7 Makdeezy 378 86 00
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8 KashyapN 376 84 15
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9 FlaxmanR 364 81 15
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10 JordanG 348 79 15
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11 RichmondJ 334 77 15
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12 PolinskyL 325 74 15
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12 GambinoG 325 74 15
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16 WilliamsK 305 67 15
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18 KingJA 282 62 15
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Questions:

What REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR US PRESIDENT was the subject of a disinformation campaign by Ted Cruz supporters saying he was dropping out of the race? His team would later say he was leaving Iowa for home so he could get a change of clothes.

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Ben Carson

A team from MIT won a design competition and will create a passenger pod for testing as part of what TRANSIT project, a high-speed tube system championed by Tesla founder Elon Musk?

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Hyperloop

European Council leader Donald Tusk negotiated an agreement with what MEMBER NATION related to payments for refugees, which now must be ratified by all EC member states? It will not prevent a referendum on the nation's continued membership, which is expected to be held in the summer.

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United Kingdom

CVS pharmacies launched their first locations inside branches of what RETAIL GIANT, the start of a process kicked off when CVS bought the chain's pharmacy division for $1.9 billion last June?

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Target

What COUNTRY dissolved its parliament and announced general elections set for February 26, with current Prime Minister Enda Kenny seeking a return to office?

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Ireland

President Obama made his first visit to a mosque on US soil when he spoke at the Islamic Society of what CITY?

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Baltimore

At a ceremony in Auckland, New Zealand, representatives from 12 nations signed what TRADE AGREEMENT, which member nations now have two years to ratify?

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

A UN panel found that what MAN's three and a half year residency in Ecuador's UK embassy is arbitrary detention, scuttling plans he made to leave the embassy - and thus likely be arrested and extradited to Sweden - if the panel ruled against him?

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Julian Assange

The Syrian civil war took a turn when government forces - supported by Russian air strikes - started to retake what NORTHERN SYRIAN CITY back from rebels?

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Aleppo

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook what ISLAND, resulting in at least 18 deaths, with 130 people still missing?

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Taiwan

A suicide bomber is being blamed for an explosion that killed only himself on what AIRLINE, a Somali carrier based in the UAE with its main hub in Djibouti?

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Daallo AIrlines

Toyota announced it would be discontinuing what BADGE aimed at millenials, with the FR-S, iA and iM slated to become Toyota models?

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Scion