The Week of May 23, 2021 by CoenM

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

jveditz
You'll Have to Speak Up, I'm Wearing a Towel


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 11 18 21 38 42 14 83 73 49 49 66 56
1 GoodmanDL 444 98 15
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42
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73
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66
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2 jveditz 439 94 15
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83
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3 KPope 438 91 15
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38
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73
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49
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56
4 grimesr 416 87 15
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38
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5 helene 390 84 15
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73
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6 ecpekkle 367 81 15
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56
7 Svoyager-11 350 77 15
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38
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73
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56
8 RobinJRichards 290 74 15
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42
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73
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49
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9 imogen 284 70 15
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38
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49
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56
10 alamble 260 67 15
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49
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56
11 KonkelT 259 63 15
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66
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12 Timm 255 60 15
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13 GarciaD 251 55 15
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13 HortonR 251 55 15
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15 JoeM 231 48 15
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15 McGeeDean 231 48 15
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17 Tarn 227 39 15
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17 Squidpickles 227 39 15
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17 WinstonN 227 39 15
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20 JCEurovision 222 32 15
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21 KlionskyG 206 29 15
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22 Vendy12 191 25 00
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23 DeeKay 187 22 15
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24 groug 184 18 15
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25 LynchT 166 15 15
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26 randalleng 154 12 15
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27 gaufqwi 134 8 15
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28 Jonathan 131 5 00
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29 DouglasLovesVixey 108 1 00
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Questions:

A Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius was diverted to what COUNTRY due to a fake bomb threat, apparently called in to facilitate the arrest of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich?

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Belarus

Details of President Biden's first international trip were released, which included a summit in Geneva with what WORLD LEADER? This comes nearly three years after Donald Trump's only meeting with this person, held in Helsinki

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Vladimir Putin

Amazon made a $8.45 billion offer to buy what HOLLYWOOD STUDIO, which would add over 4000 movies to its Prime Video catalog, including the James Bond franchise and classics like Some Like it Hot?

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MGM

What FORMER SPEAKER OF THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES said during a speech at the Reagan Presidential Library that the Republican Party should focus on ideals rather than personalities?

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Paul Ryan

Germany apologized for what it agreed was genocidal acts in the killings of tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people in what is now what SOUTHERN AFRICAN NATION? Germany pledged over $1 billion in reconstruction and development funding as restitution.

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Namibia

The estate of what SCIENTIST agreed to donate his papers and his office to Cambridge University and the Science Museum in lieu of paying estate taxes?

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Stephen Hawking

Farmers in Australia are set to lose up to $1 billion due to a huge population spike in what PEST, which is eating stored grain and contaminating it with droppings?

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mice

In what US STATE did its governor, Brad Little, rescind a mask mandate ban ordered by lieutenant governor Janice McGeachin while Little was out of state? McGeachin and Little have repeatedly clashed over his handling of the pandemic.

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Idaho

Senate Republicans filibustered to block the formation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, despite personal lobbying by the mother and girlfriend of what US CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER who died while responding to the riot?

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Brian Sicknick

Your HallR mini-theme of the week(TM): Coup coup ka joob. What PACIFIC NATION saw its first female prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, locked out of her own inauguration when her predecessor decided he was still actually prime minister? She was later sworn in, and a court will rule next week on who should be prime minister.

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Samoa

Assimi Goita, led his second coup in as many years in what AFRICAN NATION, where he deposed president Bah N’Daw about 18 months after deposing Ibrahim Boubacar Keita? Goita stated that the February 2022 election to reinstall a civilian government is still on track.

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Mali

The US Postal Service announced it would raise the price of a first class stamp in August. Within two cents, what will be the NEW PRICE for one first class stamp?

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58 cents