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August 8, 2018

# Points Question Answer
1 5 The world's oldest person has died at age 117. Her name was Chiyo Miyako, a citizen of which country? Ans. Japan
2 20 In what country was a former cricket star elected as the new prime minister? Ans. Pakistan
3 25 Warner Brothers has opened a billion-dollar theme park in which United Arab Emirates city? Ans. Abu Dhabi
4 10 Stock in what company lost more than $118 billion in value in one day, the largest single-day drop in any company’s value in stock market history? Ans. Facebook
5 5 The Obama Foundation has delayed the presidential center groundbreaking in what city until next year? Ans. Chicago
6 5 Last year, many school districts warned parents about what Netflix series that some critics say glorifies teen suicide? Ans. 13 Reasons Why
7 5 He says he's not sure collusion with Russia would be considered a crime despite the Robert Mueller investigation. Name this Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor. Ans. Rudy Giuliani
8 10 What team that lost the 2016 World Series now has the longest current drought, 70 years since their last win in 1948? Ans. Cleveland Indians
9 10 Officials at a Syracuse, New York zoo have announced the birth of twin red pandas, an endangered species native to which continent? Ans. Asia
10 5 What competitor, No. 2 in the industry, gained market share over Uber after Uber was hacked, exposing the data of over 57 million users globally? Ans. Lyft
11 10 Thousands of immigrants daily are being absorbed by what country west of Venezuela, fleeing the food shortages and politics there? Ans. Venezuela
12 10 What US company said “iLike” to Inner Mongolia in 2018 and will build its first cloud-based data center in northern China there? Ans. Apple
13 10 Augusta National Golf Club, often considered the most beautiful in America, finally accepted its first women members in 2012, including which African-American, a former Secretary of State? Ans. Condoleeza Rice
14 10 What two social media sites are releasing a new tool to limit how much time people spend on their apps? Ans. Facebook and Instagram
15 10 What company has made history by becoming the first U.S. company to reach $1 trillion in market value? Ans. Apple
16 5 Pope Francis has declared what punishment unacceptable in all cases? Ans. The death penalty (capital punishment)
17 5 Russian border guards were holding an American man who came ashore in the remote far eastern Chukotka region after sailing in a dinghy from which state? Ans. Alaska
18 15 After a slump on August 2, China was eclipsed by what country as the World's Second-Biggest Stock Market? Ans. Japan
19 10 Urban Meyer has been placed on leave as his employer investigates what he knew about multiple instances of domestic abuse involving one of his former assistant coaches. He is which football team’s head coach? Ans. Ohio State’s
20 10 President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn't get what? Ans. (Funding for) a border wall

August 1, 2018

# Points Question Answer
1 5 Ex-FBI chief Comey is urging voters to support which political party this fall? Democratic
2 10 The NFL players union filed a grievance on July 17 over the league's new requirement that players can choose between what two alternatives? Stand for the national anthem or wait in their locker rooms.
3 5 Walk Free Foundation posted its 2018 Global ______ Index. North Korea and Eritrea were at the top. Fill in the blank with the name of an institution that tore apart America during the 19th century. Slavery
4 10 When Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, what nation will be the only EU member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council? France
5 10 What politician, who is 25 years younger than his wife Brigitte, founded En Marche, and defeated the National Front's Marine Le Pen to become president of France? Emmanuel Macron
6 5 President Hassan Rouhani warned President Donald Trump about “mother of all wars.” Rouhani is the president of which country? Iran
7 10 Francesco Molinari won the British Open on July 22, giving what country its first victory at one of golf's major championships? Italy
8 5 The EU slapped a $5 billion fine on what Internet giant for pushing apps on Android users? Google
9 10 Which former U.S. President spoke at an event in South Africa to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, that nation’s first black president? Barack Obama
10 20 The European Union signed a historic free-trade deal with what nation, creating the world’s largest open economic area? Japan
11 10 If it were a country, which US state would be one of the world's top three oil producers, only falling behind Russia and Saudi Arabia? Texas
12 5 What singer was treated with naloxone for an apparent heroin overdose, and is recovering? Demi Lovato
13 10 They reportedly put a $70,000 hit on a dog's head after the pup recently found roughly 22,000 pounds of the gang's cocaine supply. I’m talking about a drug gang in what country? Colombia
14 5 Remains of U.S. servicemen from 1950-53 have been retrieved from what country? North Korea
15 10 After 16 years, what state is expected to see a 2019 opening for a premier entertainment and shopping complex, American Dream Meadowlands? New Jersey
16 15 Combating climate change since 2006 is the subject of what 2017 documentary by Al Gore? An Inconvenient Sequel
17 5 Scientists report that worms frozen for 42,000 years in the permafrost of which vast Russian region were successfully revived? Siberia
18 15 Imran Khan is poised to become the next prime minister of Pakistan after his party won national elections last week. He’s a former standout in what sport? Cricket
19 10 Scientists from Italy recently discovered evidence of an underground body of water on which heavenly body? Mars
20 20 "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAINOR YOU WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE." President Trump threatened the leader of which country in that tweet? Iran