The Week of June 13, 2021 by CoenM

Champion(s):

MattK
Ready. Fire. Aim.


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): 48 72 76 72 04 04 48 20 20 32 16 84
1 MattK 406 98 15
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72
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15
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15
20
15
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32
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84
2 jveditz 390 94 15
15
72
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00
15
04
15
15
48
15
15
15
32
15
15
84
3 DeeKay 364 90 15
48
00
15
76
00
15
04
15
00
15
00
15
32
15
15
84
4 TaylorMA 343 86 15
48
00
15
76
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15
04
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15
48
15
15
15
32
15
00
5 Squidpickles 323 82 00
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72
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72
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04
15
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20
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20
00
15
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6 ecpekkle 310 78 15
48
15
72
00
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15
04
15
15
15
20
15
15
15
16
00
7 UncleTed 296 74 15
48
15
72
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00
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04
15
00
00
15
20
15
32
15
00
8 SokolM 289 70 00
00
00
15
72
15
04
15
04
00
15
15
20
00
15
15
84
9 Ojan 257 66 15
48
00
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04
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48
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20
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32
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00
10 HortonR 256 62 00
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48
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20
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32
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16
00
11 GoodmanDL 242 58 15
48
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04
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48
00
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20
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32
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00
12 BlumenthalS 239 54 15
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00
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48
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20
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32
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00
13 JamesDenny 238 50 15
48
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48
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32
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00
14 gaufqwi 213 46 15
48
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04
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04
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20
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32
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15 JCEurovision 201 42 15
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20
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20
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16 ElendilPickle 199 38 15
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72
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17 KPope 193 34 00
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48
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18 LynchT 186 30 00
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19 DouglasLovesVixey 184 26 00
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72
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04
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32
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20 imogen 181 22 00
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32
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21 randalleng 154 18 00
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22 helene 135 14 00
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32
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23 Tarn 134 10 00
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20
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24 MurabitoB 119 6 00
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25 Nicola 84 2 00
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00

Questions:

By a 60-59 vote, the Knesset confirmed WHAT PERSON as the new prime minister of Israel? The head of the right-wing Yamina party, his coalition includes left-wing and Arab parties.

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Naftali Bennett

What BIOTECH COMPANY announced that its Covid-19 vaccine, administered in two doses like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, was safe and 100 percent effective against moderate and sever cases of the disease? The Maryland-based company said it planned to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization in the third quarter of 2021.

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Novavax

Firefighters contained but had not yet extinguished a fire at the Chemtool chemical plant located at Rockton in what US STATE? Compounding the danger of exposure to burning chemicals, a company hired by Chemtool to help put out the fire used foam containing PFAS, a class of chemicals that do not degrade and may cause health issues in humans.

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Illinois

What US AIRLINE temporarily halted all flights on Tuesday due to what the Federal Aviation Administration called a "reservation computer issue?" The airline, along with Delta and Alaska Airlines, had to delay or cancel several flights on Monday due to an issue with a third-party company that provides weather data.

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Southwest

What SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY saw Pedro Castillo collect the most votes in its presidential run-off election? He was not declared the winner, due to several legal challenges posed by his opponent, Keiko Fujimori.

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Peru

After quick passage by both houses of Congress, President Biden signed into law the creation of what new FEDERAL HOLIDAY, just in time for its celebration on Saturday?

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Juneteenth

President Biden and Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, discussing topics including human rights, cybersecurity, and starting negotiations to build on what NUCLEAR WEAPONS TREATY, whose "New" version was extended this year to 2024?

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START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty)

The US Department of Education published guidance stating that day and transgender students have their rights protected by what TITLE of the Education Amendments of 1972? This reversed Trump administration policy that said gay and transgender students were not protected under any federal law.

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IX

In a 7-2 decision, the US Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit brought by two individuals and several Republican-led states, including Texas, that sought to overturn what LAW based on the theory that once the penalty mandate was set to zero, the rest of the law should be void?

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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Ebrahim Raisi, the judiciary head of what COUNTRY, was elected its president? Raisi, sanctioned by the US for his role in thousands of killings of political prisoners in 1988, won in a race that saw low turnout and a higher than average number of voided ballots.

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Iran

Weighing in at almost 1100 carats, the Jwaneng mine in Bostwana unearthed what might be the third largest example of what GEMSTONE in history?

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diamond

What TROPICAL DEPRESSION killed more than a dozen people in Alabama, as it set off a string of tornadoes and its rains led to a multi-vehicle accident that killed eight?

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Claudette