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Week of October 11, 2020 (Grade 9)

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Week of October 11, 2020

1. 
Although technically not a Nobel Prize, the 2020 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded on Monday to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson. What was their research subject?

a. how supply-side economics has affected modes of COVID-19 treatments
b. innovative research on Keynesian economics
c. improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats
d. how game theory is used to predict the outcomes of political decision making



2. 
On Tuesday, how did the U.S. Supreme Court rule on the Trump administration's request to end counting for the 2020 census?

a. The Census Bureau can end counting now
b. The Census Bureau must continue counting until Oct. 31



3. 
What was remarkable about Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's hours-long grilling before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday?



4. 
Governments in what region of the world are imposing curfews and closing schools, as the area overtakes the United States in the rate of new COVID-19 cases?

a. Australia
b. South America
c. South Asia
d. Europe



5. 
WHO SAID IT?

"I am not a liar."

a. Vladimir Putin
b. Joe Biden
c. Donald Trump
d. Amy Coney Barrett



6. 
Facing a strong African American Democratic challenger in Jamie Harrison, what incumbent GOP Senator is facing a tough re-election campaign in South Carolina?



7. 
The U.S. Justice Department filed suit Tuesday in federal court against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff for allegedly breaking a nondisclosure agreement in publishing her tell-all book about what White House figure?

a. Donald Trump
b. Melania Trump
c. Ivanka Trump
d. Barron Trump



8. 
Which country's government has declared a "state of extreme emergency" in its capital, Bangkok, after an extraordinary day of anti-government protests Wednesday?

a. Taiwan
b. Cambodia
c. Thailand
d. Vietnam



9. 
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, reopened on Monday for just one lucky Japanese tourist after he spent seven months stranded in Peru due to global travel restrictions. What is the name of this 15th-century Inca citadel?

a. archaeological ruins at Moenjodaro
b. Machu Picchu ruins
c. archaeological ruins at Copán
d. the ruins at Axum



10. 
A six-ton "earthquake" bomb known as a Tallboy and dropped by Britain during World War II was detonated this week after being discovered in a canal in what country?

a. Poland
b. Hungary
c. Austria
d. Germany



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