The Week of August 8, 2021 by CoenM

Champion(s):

KPope


Runner(s)-Up:

UncleTed


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 13 46 75 75 92 96 59 30 00 42 55 09
1 KPope 405 97 15
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92
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30
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42
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2 UncleTed 360 93 15
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46
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75
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00
15
59
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30
15
15
15
15
3 GoodmanDL 351 89 15
15
46
15
75
00
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00
15
59
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15
15
42
00
15
09
4 EggCzar 311 85 15
15
46
15
75
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00
00
00
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15
15
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00
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55
15
5 MattK 290 81 15
15
46
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75
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15
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55
15
09
6 Timm 282 77 15
13
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00
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00
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96
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59
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15
00
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15
15
09
7 DreyfusB 278 72 15
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46
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00
00
00
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00
15
30
15
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42
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55
15
8 jveditz 261 68 15
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46
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00
00
00
00
15
59
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42
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15
09
9 Svoyager-11 250 64 15
00
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15
75
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00
00
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30
15
00
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55
15
10 LynchT 248 60 15
13
15
46
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15
75
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00
00
00
00
15
15
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15
09
11 DeeKay 225 56 15
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46
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00
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15
59
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30
15
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15
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00
12 JCEurovision 219 52 15
13
15
46
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00
00
15
15
15
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00
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55
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13 Vendy12 201 47 15
13
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15
59
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30
15
00
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09
14 Nicola 193 43 15
13
00
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75
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30
15
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15 ecpekkle 184 39 15
13
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30
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42
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09
16 HortonR 173 35 15
13
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46
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30
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09
17 helene 172 31 00
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46
15
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42
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09
18 gaufqwi 171 25 15
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59
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09
18 Squidpickles 171 25 15
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59
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09
20 randalleng 133 18 00
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42
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21 Tarn 124 14 15
13
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42
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09
22 ElendilPickle 114 10 15
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30
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23 SokolM 112 6 15
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24 DouglasLovesVixey 96 2 00
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42
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09

Questions:

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, filed a lawsuit against what ROYAL, saying that he sexually abused her when she was 17?

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Prince Andrew

Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York due to the sexual harassment allegations against him, which will make what LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR the first woman to serve as New York's governor?

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Kathy Hochul

Both Latvia and Lithuania made moves to stem the flow of refugees from what COUNTRY, which is thought to be allowing migrants, mostly from Iraq, to pass through in order to cause problems for the EU?

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Belarus

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report on global warming, which included five scenarios of the future, all of which will see global temperatures rise by more than what THRESHOLD number of degrees Celsius by 2030? The Paris Accords set this threshold as its ideal limit for temperature growth, but set a target rise of no more than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.

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1.5

The US Senate passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, but not after what SENATOR AND FORMER AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN used Senate rules to delay the vote by several days? He was ostensibly protesting the act's potential contribution to the national debt, but was also likely acting at the behest of Donald Trump.

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Bill Hagerty

What SICILIAN CITY appeared to set a new high temperature record for Europe at 48.8 C (119.8 F)? If confirmed it would break the previous record of 48.0 C set in Athens in 1977.

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Syracuse

The Taliban continued their rapid takeover of Afghanistan, assisted by the departure of what AFGHAN PRESIDENT, who said he left Kabul for an undisclosed location in order to prevent bloodshed?

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Ashraf Ghani

What US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE rejected a request to have the full court hear a case brought by a group of Indiana University students opposed to the school's Covid-19 vaccine mandate? This person serves as the circuit justice of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which they were serving on prior to being named to the Supreme Court.

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Amy Coney Barrett

Over 1200 people died in what CARRIBEAN NATION when it was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake? The country is still recovering from a 2010 quake that killed tens of thousands.

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Haiti

Israel recalled its top diplomat to what EU NATION after passing a law that limits the right to seek restitution for property seized by its former communist government? The law is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Holocaust survivors and their descendants given the country’s large Jewish population prior to World War II.

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Poland

Justin Trudeau called for a snap election in September, hoping that the country’s successful Covid-19 vaccination drive will give what POLITICAL PARTY, to which he belongs, a majority in Parliament? Trudeau currently leads a minority government that requires support from other parties to pass legislation.

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Liberal

Farmers across the American west prepared for the Bureau of Reclamation to announce cuts to water allocations from what RIVER? The cuts were triggered by the falling level of Lake Mead, the result of an ongoing drought.

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Colorado River