The Week of September 10, 2023 by CoenM

Champion(s):

SokolM


Runner(s)-Up:

KPope


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 62 47 70 39 39 16 08 62 54 16 00 47
1 SokolM 360 96 15
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2 KPope 338 88 00
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3 TWright17 323 80 00
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4 Timm 306 73 00
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5 DouglasLovesVixey 299 65 15
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6 RuizJ 246 57 15
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7 JCEurovision 230 50 00
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8 RautY 192 42 15
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9 gaufqwi 191 34 15
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10 FrostL 154 26 00
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11 LynchT 146 19 00
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12 DFisher 138 11 00
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13 KCrest 115 3 00
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Questions:

As if Hawaii didn't have enough to deal with, what VOLCANO started erupting from its Halema Ľuma Ľu crater for the first time since June?

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Kilauea

Torrential rains from storm Daniel, combined with two dam failures, saw over 11000 people killed in flooding in what AFRICAN COUNTRY, mostly in the city of Derna?

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Libya

President Biden stopped in what ASIAN COUNTRY on his way home from the G20 summit, touting economic development and stability? The country has recently elevated the US to its highest level of diplomatic relations.

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Vietnam

After a federal judge blocked the original ban on carrying firearms in some public places, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of what US STATE amended the ban to public parks and playgrounds in high crime areas?

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New Mexico

The Texas state senate acquitted what STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL on alll 16 counts in his impeachment trial? The counts focused on his alleged use of his office to help a donor.

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Ken Paxton

What CARIBBEAN ISLAND saw the closure of all land, sea, an air crossings between the two countries that share it, due to a dispute over a canal being built on the Massacre River? The river is named for a battle between French and Spanish settlers.

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Hispaniola

What US SENATOR announced he would not seek re-election in 2024, saying that he wants to see a "new generation of leaders?" A quote from his upcoming autobiography was later leaked, in which he said many of his fellow Republican Senators did not really believe in the Constitution?

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Mitt Romney

Ukraine turned its counter-offensive towards what CRIMEAN CITY, with a missile and drone strike aginst its naval base? Ukraine claims to have destroyed the landing ship Minsk and submarine Rostov-on-Don, both of which were in drydock.

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Crimea

What RESORT COMPANY saw many of its Las Vegas hotels and casinos, including Bellagio, Aria, and Mandalay Bay, shut down by computer hackers? A similar attack hit Caesars Entertainment, but caused few closures.

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MGM

Your HallR mini-theme of the week (tm): Labor Days. What UNION went on strike, for the first time targeting the three major producers it covers at the same time? The strike is a "stand up" strike, where a portion of the union's 130000 members are on strike at any one time, focusing on specific plants.

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United Auto Workers (UAW)

After getting significant pushback by striking members of SAG-AFTRA and the WGA, what ACTOR AND TALK SHOW HOST announced she would not start taping a new season of her show, as she had previously planned?

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Drew Barrymore

What EUROPEAN COUNTRY saw a swell in the number of migrants coming ashore, with 8000 landing on its island of Lampedusa over a three day stretch?

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Italy