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What is the name of the journalist that disappeared after entering the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey? What paper does he write for? Why was he at the embassy?
Jamal Khashoggi writes for the Washington Post and has been very critical of the Saudi Arabian government. He entered the Turkish embassy to obtain documents related to his marriage on October 2, 2018 and hasn't been seen since.

Who is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia? What positions does he hold in the government of Saudi Arabia? What current controversy is dogging him?
Mohammad bin Salman has been accused of being complicit in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Bin Salman is currently serving as deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, along with other portfolios.

Who is the chief operating officer of Facebook?
Sheryl Sandberg

Who is Megyn Kelly?
She's an American journalist and political commentator. She was a news anchor at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and with NBC News until 2018. From 2007 to 2012, she co-hosted the Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve specials with Bill Hemmer.

Attorney General in the Trump Administration?
Jeff Sessions
Who is Emilia Clarke?
She plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.

What position did Jeff Sessions hold before becoming Attorney General?
He was a Senator for Alabama from 1997 to 2017.
What major corporation was Rex Tillerson involved with before becoming Secretary of State?
He was the CEO of Exxon Mobile from 2006 – 2016.
Name one movie that Emilia Clarke starred in before Game of Thrones?
She starred in Me Before You, playing a girl in a small town that forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.
Why has Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigations?
In March 2017, news reports revealed that Sessions had twice met with the Russian Ambassador.
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Who is Kellyanne Conway?
Currently Counselor to President Trump, she was Trump’s campaign manager prior to the election.
What is the name of the Russian Ambassador that Jeff Sessions met with?
Sergey Kislyak
President of Mexico?
Enrique Pena Nieto
King of Saudi Arabia?
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
What was the name of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico?
Maria
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This United Arab Emirates activist was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison for social media posts?
Ahmed Mansoor

Who is Sarah Huckabee Sanders?
She is President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary.

What are the names of Russia's intelligence agencies?
The Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), and the Federal Security Service (FSB).

What Russian intelligence agencies are the successors of the KGB?
The FSB and the SVR are the main successor agencies to the KGB.

What is the name of the porn actress who claimed that Donald Trump had an affair with her? How much hush money was she paid? Her real name? Alleged affair was when?
Stormy Daniels, AKA, Stephanie Clifford, was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about the alleged affair that she claims took place in 2006. Trump and his surrogates paid $130,000 hush money to silence Daniels about an affair she said she had with Trump in 2006. Trump's spokespersons have denied the affair and accused Daniels of lying.

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What is the purpose of the SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service) in Russia?
The SVR is focused on intelligence and espionage activities outside the Russian Federation.
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What is the purpose of the GRU in Russia?
It's a foreign military intelligence agency.
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What is the main purpose of the FSB in Russia?
The FSB is responsible for counter-intelligence and other aspects of state security. It's also involved in intelligence gathering in some countries.
What do the acronyms of Russia's intelligence services stand for?
FSB stands for Russian Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti.

GRU
stands for Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravleniye.

SVR
stands for Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki.
Who did Donald Trump refer to as horse face?
Stormy Daniels, AKA Stephanie Clifford, a porn actress that has claimed that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

Who am I?
Megyn Kelly, an American journalist and political commentator. She was a news anchor at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and with NBC News until 2018. From 2007 to 2012, she co-hosted the Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve specials with Bill Hemmer. She was recently fired for remarks she made about black face.

President Obama's daughters?
Malia (oldest) & Sasha (youngest)
What is the name of the agency in Russia engaged in online influence operations on behalf of Russian business and political interests? Where are they located?
The Internet Research Agency (IRA) is known in Russian Internet slang as the Trolls from Olgino. It's located in St. Petersburg, Russia. Olgino is a historical area in St. Petersburg.
What did countries agree to under the Paris Climate Agreement? Did the USA sign onto it?
Countries agreed that the goal should be to limit warming to below 2°C by 2100, with a nice-to-have target of capping warming at 1.5°C. The USA did sign on to the agreement. However, Donald Trump has indicated that the USA will withdraw from the agreement.
How long must the USA wait until it can withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?
The formal notice of withdrawal cannot be submitted until the agreement is in force for 3 years for the US, in 2019.
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Who is the the Golden State Killer?
The Golden State Killer is a serial killer, rapist, and burglar who committed at least 12 murders, more than 50 rapes and over 100 burglaries in California from 1974 to 1986. He's been identified as Joseph James DeAngelo.

What is the newest team to join the NHL?
Vegas Golden Knights joined in 2017
Who is Steve Bannon?
He’s the former White House Chief Strategist for the Trump Administration.
How was Steve Bannon involved with Breitbart news?
Bannon was a founding member of the board of Breitbart and became the executive chairman before joining the Trump campaign.
What personal genomics website was used to help catch Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo?
GEDmatch

Who Am I?
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook.
What is the most viewed video on youtube?
Despacito has over five billion views!

What company, associated with Facebook, combined data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication during recent electoral processes and has come under fire for breaches of privacy? Where are they based?
Cambridge Analytica is based out of London England.

Name the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. Is the company still active?
Cambridge Analytica is now defunct. The parent company is SCL Group (Strategic Communication Laboratories).
Besides the 2016 USA election, what recent referendum did Cambridge Analytica have an influence on?
The 2016 Brexit referendum.

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Who is the founder of Wiki-leaks?
Julian Assange
Who is the current Pope?
Pope Francis
Where is Pope Francis from?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
What other interesting facts should you know about Pope Francis?
His given name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio and he's the first non-European pope in 1,000 years. He reportedly received the second most votes in the 2005 papal election.
Newly divorced country singer Blake Shelton is linked to what newly divorced pop star?
Gwen Stefani
What is the name of Prince William's & Kate Middleton's baby boy born July 22, 2013?
George Alexander Louis. He was named after King George VI.
Where did Kate & William get the name George from for their new baby?
George V1 was the father of Queen Elizabeth
Royals Kate & William have a son named George Alexander Louis. What is the source of his middle name?
Louis is one of William's middle names and was the given name of Prince Charles' mentor and great-uncle Louis Mountbatten (Lord Mountbatten), who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979.
Who was Lord (Louis) Mountbatten?
Lord Mountbatten was Prince Charles' mentor and great-uncle. He was assassinated by the IRA in 1979. He was known informally as Lord Mountbatten, but was actually Louis Mountbatten, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
When did King George V1 reign?
1936 - 1952
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What recent Oscar winning movie depicted the life of King George VI?
The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush & Helena Bonham Carter, won best picture for 2010 (2011 Oscars ceremony).
President Obama's daughters?
Malia (oldest) & Sasha (youngest)
He leaked details of top-secret American and British government mass surveillance programs to the press?
Edward Snowden
What did Kanye West & Kim Kardashian name their baby daughter, who was born on June 15, 2013?
Their daughter is named North West (first name 'North,' last name 'West'). They will call her 'Nori,' for short.
In August, 2013, this South African-American entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor unveiled a proposal for a new form of transportation between the Greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area, named 'hyperloop.' It will use a tube and partial vacuum to reduce aerodynamic drag?
Elon Musk, Product Architect of Tesla Motors.
What other ventures is Elon Musk involved in?
He founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) and co-founded Tesla Motors and PayPal.
Chair of the Federal Reserve System in the USA?
Janet Yellen
Who is Al Sharpton?
An American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and television/radio talk show host. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election.
Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election?
Mitt Romney,an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.
Who was Michael Jackson's doctor and what drug did he prescribe that killed the king of pop?
Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentanced to 4 years in prison. Jackson died June 25, 2009 after a dose of propofol combined with eight tablets of lorazepam he had taken previously. It has been claimed the Jackson self-administrated the propofol.
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What is 'Chelsea Lately?'
It's a late-night talk show on E! Entertainment Television hosted by American comedian, actress, author, talk show host and producer Chelsea Handler.
He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol?
Simon Cowell
Who is Banksy?
Banksy is a United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Known for his contempt for the government in labelling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls.
Who is Kris Jenner?
She's the mother of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe,and Robert Kardashian, as well as having two children with Bruce Jenner. She's appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Khloe & Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Good Morning America, The Talk, America's Next Top Model and The Kris Jenner Show.
In February, 2013, this South African sprint runner was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp?
Oscar Pistorius
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China?
Xi Jinping
President of Iran?
Hassan Rouhani
Supreme Leader of North Korea?
Kim Jong-un. He succeded his father, Kim Jong-ill.
President of Syria?
Bashar al-Assad
President of France?
Francois Hollande
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Chancellor of Germany?
Angela Merkel
President of Russia?
Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of England?
Theresa May
Prime Minister of Canada?
Justin Trudeau
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba?
Raul Castro (He succeeded his brother Fidel Castro)
President of Venezuela?
Nicolas Maduro He succeeds Hugo Chavez, who hated the USA and called George W. Bush the devil, claiming that the U.S. President George Bush left a sulfur smell around the U.N. speakers' podium.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the inter-mediation of any central authority. The concept was introduced in a 2008 paper by a pseudonymous developer known only as 'Satoshi Nakamoto'.

Where & When was the world's first Bitcoin ATM installed?
Two companies, Robocoin and Bitcoiniacs launched the world's first Bitcoin ATM on October 29, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, allowing clients to sell or purchase Bitcoin currency at a downtown coffee shop (source: Wikpedia)
Who Am I?
Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and actor. His real name is Christopher Brian Bridges.
Who is the fastest man on the planet?
Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever.

He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. (source: Wikipedia)
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Jimmy Kimmel, host and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC.
Who Am I?
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He is the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Who Am I?
Stephen Colbert, an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits. (Source:Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Jon Stewart is an American political satirist, writer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. He is widely known as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central. (source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Conan O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows, the most recent of which, Conan, premiered on American cable television station TBS in 2010. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, actor, singer, musician and television host. He currently hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late night talk show that airs on NBC. Prior to that he appeared in several films, and was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer and writer, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that have spun off from it.
Who is Lorne Michaels?
Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer and writer, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that have spun off from it.
Who Am I?
Chloe Grace Moretz is an American film actress. She began her acting career at the age of seven and has appeared in films such as The Amityville Horror (2005), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Kick-Ass (2010), Let Me In (2010), Hugo (2011), Dark Shadows (2012) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013). She starred in the 2013 re-adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie, in the titular role. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Mehmet Cengiz Oz, also known as Dr. Oz, is an Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality. Oz first appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health was launched by Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures. (Source: Wikipedia)
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This star of 'The Fast & Furious' film series was killed in a car crash in Santa Clarita, California on November 30, 2013?
Paul Walker
What was Paul Walker's passion?
He studied Marine Biology at community college and had intended on becoming a marine biologist. In 2010, Walker spent 11 days off the coast of Mexico catching great white sharks with a crew for National Geographic's series Expedition Great White. He took the role in 'Into The Blue' (with Jessica Alba) so he could spend time in the water.
What humanitarian organization did Paul Walker start?
Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). ROWW dispatched medical teams to Indonesia following the 2010 tsunami and into the Philippines to provide care to those suffering the effects of Typhoon Haiyan. It was at a ROWW charity event that his tragic car crash occurred.
Who replaced Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show after his last show on August 6th, 2015?
Trevor Noah
This notorious gangster escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico on July 11, 2015 and was re-captured on January 8, 2016?
Joaquin Guzman, otherwise known as El Chapo
What is Notorious RBG?
It's a book. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Who is Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg?
She's an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, appointed by President Bill Clinton. She is one of three female justices currently serving on the Supreme Court (along with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan).
This Mexican actress brokered an interview between American actor Sean Penn and Guzman in October 2015, shortly before Mexican Marines recaptured him?
Kate del Castillo
Rolling Stone Magazine published an interview with El Chappo conducted by this Hollywood actor in January, 2016?
Sean Penn
What is CRISPR?
It's a gene editing tool hailed as a breakthrough. CRISPR has enormous potential application, including altering the germline of humans, animals and other organisms, and manipulating the genes of food crops.
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What is Al-Shabaab?
Al-Qaeda's Somalia-based affiliate

Who is Chelsea Handler?
She hosted a late-night talk show called Chelsea Lately on the E! network from 2007 to 2014. She's currently preparing to host a show on Netflix in 2016.
This comedian, actress, author, television host has generated lots of publicity recently for posting topless selfies?
Chelsea Handler
What is the Zika Virus?
A mosquito-borne infection linked to birth defects in South and Central America and the Caribbean. It's made its way to Florida and three other USA states.
What is the main concern regarding Zika Virus?
I'ts been linked to microcephaly, a rare brain birth defect in newborns whose mothers were most likely infected early in their pregnancy.
What is the PKK?
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistane, PKK). It's a terrorist organization based in Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan.
What is the aim of PKK?
Since 1984 the PKK has waged an armed struggle against the Turkish state for cultural and political rights and self-determination for the Kurds in Turkey.
These two celebrities were front & center in urging Chris Rock to boycott the 2016 Oscars?
50 Cent and Tyrese Gibson.
Who is Tyrese Gibson (AKA Tyrese)?
He's an American R&B singer & former MTV VJ, best known for his roles as Joseph 'Jody' Summers in 'Baby Boy' and as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and the Furious series.
What is Lucha Libra?
In Spanish speaking countries it means freestyle wrestling. It involves colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds and maneuvers, as well as high-flying maneuvers. It's being introduced into the USA.
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Who is Eve Hewson?
The daughter of U2's Bono, she's an actress, best known for This Must Be the Place (2011), Bridge of Spies (2015) and Enough Said.
What was Alexis Arquette's name at birth?
Born Robert Arquette, she transitioned from male to female in her late thirties.
Who is Elizabeth Vargas?
She's a journalist for ABC, known for her work on 20/20.
What was the focus of Elizabeth Vargas' Sept 2016 interview with Diane Sawyer?
Her addiction. She's done 3 stints in rehab and wrote a book recently.
This legendary director recently released a film about Edward Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
Oliver Stone
Dr Oz started as a celebrity surgeon on what daytime TV show?
Dr Oz became a household name after appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Who has served as a Vice Chairman of the Pro-Brexit Leave Means Leave organisation and the leader of the UK Independence Party? He's been a vocal support of the Brexit movement?
Nigel Farage.

What does DACA stand for and when was it introduced?
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and was introduced by the Obama administration in 2012.
What was the purpose of DACA?
DACA allowed some individuals who had entered the United States illegally as minors to receive a two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit during that time.
What action has the Trump administration taken on DACA?
DACA was rescinded by the Trump administration on Sept 5, 2017, but Congress will now take 6 months to decide how to deal with the population that was previously eligible under the policy.
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Who founded the #MeToo movement & when did it originate?
Tarana Burke founded the Me Too movement in 2006.
What caused the #MeToo movement to become an international phenomenon?
Actress Alyssa Milano popularized the Me Too hashtag in October 15, 2017, and it went viral shortly after sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke.
What organization is Tarana Burke the senior director of?
Girls for Gender Equity
Who is Harvey Weinstein?
He’s an American film producer and co-founder of the major entertainment company Miramax.
What has Harvey Weinstein been accused of?
Since October 2017, Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 80 women.
What repercussions have there been for Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct?
He’s been dismissed from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
What is the Breitbart News Network?
It’s an American far-right news and opinion website founded by Andrew Breitbart in 2007.
What kind of views does Breitbart espouse?
Breitbart’s journalists follow an extremely conservative ideology.
What accusations have been leveled at Breitbart News?
It’s been accused of promoting racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic content in line with white supremacist views.
Who is Steve Bannon?
He’s the former White House Chief Strategist for the Trump Administration.
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How was Steve Bannon involved with Breitbart news?
Bannon was a founding member of the board of Breitbart and became the executive chairman before joining the Trump campaign.
When did Steve Bannon leave Breitbart news?
He had returned to Breitbart after parting ways with Trump, only to step down as executive chairman in January, 2018.
Who is the Vice-President of the United States?
Mike Pence
Who is the Secretary of State for the USA?
Rex Tillerson
What major corporation was Rex Tillerson involved with before becoming Secretary of State?
He was the CEO of Exxon Mobile from 2006 – 2016.
Who is Kellyanne Conway?
Currently Counselor to President Trump, she was Trump’s campaign manager prior to the election.
Previous Attorney General in the Trump Administration?
Jeff Sessions
What position did Jeff Sessions hold before becoming Attorney General?
He was a Senator for Alabama from 1997 to 2017.
What investigation did Jeff Session recuse himself from?
He recused himself from investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election?
Why did Jeff Sessions recuse himself from the Russia investigations?
In March 2017, news reports revealed that Sessions had twice met with the Russian Ambassador.
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What is the name of the Russian Ambassador that Jeff Sessions met with?
Sergey Kislyak
What does transgender mean?
Transgender, often shortened to Trans, describes a person whose gender identity and/or gender expression is different than the sex they were assigned at birth.
Who is the first openly transgender person to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly?
Danica Roem
What does LGBTQ+ stand for?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others. It refers to a population of people united by having sexual and gender identities that differ from heterosexual and/or cisgender identities.
What does cisgender mean?
Cisgender, often shortened to CIS, describes a person whose gender identity and/or gender expression matches the sex they were assigned at birth.
President of Mexico?
Enrique Pena Nieto
Prime Minister of Israel?
Benjamin Netanyahu
President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization?
Mahmoud Abbas
King of Saudi Arabia?
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

What is the name of the Arabic global news organization and where is it based?
Al Jazeera is based in Doha, Qatar.
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What does NAFTA stand for?
North American Free Trade Agreement, an agreement signed between Canada, Mexico, and the United States which creates a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
What does NATO stand for?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an intergovernmental alliance between a number of North American and European countries.
How many countries are members of NATO?
Twenty-Nine
What is the newest team to join the NHL?
Vegas Golden Knights joined in 2017
The Chicago Cubs won the MLB World Series in 2016. How long had it been since their previous World Series win?
108 years
How many teams are in Major League Baseball?
Thirty
Which MLB team holds the most World Series titles?
New York Yankees, with 27 World Series titles
How many teams are in the National Football League?
Thirty-Two
Which NFL team holds the record for most Super Bowl wins?
Pittsburgh Steelers, with 6 Super Bowls
What does ISIS stand for?
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and Daesh (the group’s Arabic language acronym)
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What is ISIS?
It’s a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows a fundamentalist doctrine of Sunni Islam.
How long has ISIS been around?
ISIS has been active since 1999, but the group rose to global prominence in 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces away from key cities, captured Mosul, Iraq, and committed the Sinjar Massacre.
Which five sovereign states are currently considered nuclear-weapon states?
The United States of America, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and China
What country is generally understood to have nuclear weapons, but doesn’t acknowledge it?
Israel
What is the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or NPT?
It has three major objectives: 1) prevent the spread of nuclear weapons & weapons technology 2) promote peaceful uses of nuclear energy 3) nuclear disarmament.
Since the NPT entered into force in 1970, what 3 states, (not parties to the Treaty) have conducted nuclear tests?
India, Pakistan, and North Korea.
Was North Korea ever a party to the NPT?
Yes, but it withdrew in 2003.
Could North Korea launch a nuclear attack on the USA?
No. In order to do this, North Korea would need to produce nuclear devices small enough to fit on its missiles. It's believed they have not yet successfully developed and tested such a device.
Where is North Korea's main nuclear research facility?
Yongbyon
How many nuclear weapons does North Korea have?
Estimates vary, but the Institute for Science and International Security estimates they have between 13 - 30 nuclear weapons and could have up to 50 by 2020.
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What are the main types of nuclear bombs?
Atomic (fission) bombs split atoms, whereas thermonuclear (fusion) bombs (H-Bombs) fuse atoms together.
What material is used in thermonuclear (fusion) bombs?
Hydrogen (that's why they're called H-Bombs)
What materials are used in atomic (fission) bombs?
The core of a fission bomb is either plutonium or highly enriched uranium.
Which kind of bomb is more powerful, atomic or thermonuclear?
A thermonuclear hydrogen (fusion) bomb can be 1,000 times more powerful as an atomic (fission) bomb.
What is the advantage of plutonium over uranium for atomic (fission) bombs?
Plutonium enrichment must be conducted in large, easy-to-spot facilities, whereas uranium enrichment can be more easily carried out in secrecy.
Are North Korea's bombs H-bombs (fusion) or atomic bombs (fission)?
They have claimed to have tested H-Bombs, including their Sept, 2017 test.
How powerful was North Korea's Sept, 2017 test?
It produced tremors equivalent to a magnitude 6.3 earthquake (US Geological Survey). Nuclear weapons specialists put the yield of the bomb at about 100 kilotons.
How powerful was the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima?
Approximately 15 kilotons
Was North Korea’s Sept, 2017 nuclear test an H-Bomb?
They claim it was, but it's been speculated it might have just been a boosted fission bomb.
If North Korea's nuclear bombs are Atomic (fission) are they made of Uranium or Plutonium?
Uranium enrichment can easily be carried out in secrecy, making it the more likely option.
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Who is Chelsea Manning?
A former US soldier who was arrested in 2010 after leaking sensitive military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.
What punishment did Chelsea Manning receive?
She was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment, but her sentenced was commuted in 2017 by former President Barack Obama.
Chelsea Manning has been honored and recognized as an advocate for what?
She’s been honored as a whistleblower and recognized as an advocate for government transparency and transgender rights.
What was Chelsea Manning’s name before transitioning?
Chelsea Manning was previously known as Bradley Manning.

What is the Me Too Movement?
It's a movement to encourage young women to show solidarity with one another.
What is the Times Up Movement?
It's a movement against sexual harassment founded on January 1, 2018 by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Weinstein effect and #MeToo.
What actions has the Times Up movement taken?
Among others: 1) $13 million legal defense fund 2) push for gender parity in studio and talent agencies 3) calling for women to wear black at the seventy fifth Golden Globe Awards.
Who first came forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein & when did the story break?
Actresses Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd were among the first to come forward, as detailed in a New York Times article on October 5, 2017.
What is the most viewed video on youtube?
Despacito has over five billion views!
What was the name of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico?
Maria
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In May 2018 the Time's Up Women of Color movement called for a boycott of this singer & ex basketball player's music and performances over the many allegations against him?
They called for a boycott of R. Kelly, using the hashtag #MuteRKelly.

What is MS-13?
It's an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980s. MS is short for Mara Salvatrucha,while the 13 represents their Sureño affiliation.

Who is Emilia Clarke?
She plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.

Name one movie that Emilia Clarke starred in before Game of Thrones?
She starred in Me Before You, playing a girl in a small town that forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Who is the Mayor of New York?
Bill de Blasio

Who am I?
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York
Who was Mayor of New York before Bill de Blasio?
Michael Bloomberg

Who was Mayor of New York before Michael Bloomberg?
Rudy Giuliani

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Who is Rudy Giuliani?
He's recently acted as attorney for Donald Trump. He was also Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001 and USA Attorney General from 1981 to 1983.

Who am I?
Rudy Giuliani. He's recently acted as attorney for Donald Trump. He was also Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001 and USA Attorney General from 1981 to 1983.
What company, associated with Facebook, combined data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication during recent electoral processes and has come under fire for breaches of privacy? Where are they based?
Cambridge Analytica is based out of London England.

Name the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. Is the company still active?
Cambridge Analytica is now defunct. The parent company is SCL Group (Strategic Communication Laboratories).
Besides the 2016 USA election, what recent referendum did Cambridge Analytica have an influence on?
The 2016 Brexit referendum.

Who is Boris Johnson?
He's a British politician, popular historian, and journalist. He was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and from 2016 to 2018 he served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

What does the term Gerrymandering mean?
It's a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries.

What subject matter is author Yuval Noah Harari especially interested in? What are some of the books that he's written?
Many of his writings examine free will, consciousness and intelligence. He is the author of the international bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016), and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

When discussing the future, what movie does Yuval Noah Harari make reference to?
The movie Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.

Who is the speaker of the House of Representatives in the USA? What major position did he run for in 2012?
In 2012, Paul Ryan was was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, running alongside former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

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Who am I?
Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives in the USA. In 2012, Ryan was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, running alongside former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
What did countries agree to under the Paris Climate Agreement? Did the USA sign onto it?
Countries agreed that the goal should be to limit warming to below 2°C by 2100, with a nice-to-have target of capping warming at 1.5°C. The USA did sign on to the agreement. However, Donald Trump has indicated that the USA will withdraw from the agreement.
How long must the USA wait until it can withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?
The formal notice of withdrawal cannot be submitted until the agreement is in force for 3 years for the US, in 2019.
Who is Fan Bingbing? What happened to her recently?
Since 2013, Fan Bingbing has been listed as the highest-paid celebrity in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for four years in a row. She was presumed missing from 1 July 2018 for nearly three months, but subsequently appeared on social media, offering a public apology over tax evasion.

Who am I?
Fan Bingbing is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and has been called a global fashion icon due to her frequent appearances on the red carpet, movie premieres, and fashion shows.
Who am I?
Megyn Kelly, an American journalist and political commentator. She was a news anchor at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and with NBC News until 2018. From 2007 to 2012, she co-hosted the Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve specials with Bill Hemmer. She was fired after making comments about blackface and Halloween costumes.

Who is Megyn Kelly?
She's an American journalist and political commentator. She was a news anchor at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and with NBC News until 2018. From 2007 to 2012, she co-hosted the Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve specials with Bill Hemmer. She was fired after making comments about blackface and Halloween costumes.

Who is George Soros?
A Billionaire.
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This CBS Chairman and CEO resigned on September 9, 2018 in light of allegations that he sexually abused many women? Who is he married to?
Les Moonves is married to Julie Chen.

Who am I?
Les Moonves, the former Chairman and CEO of CBS. He resigned on September 9, 2018 in light of allegations that he sexually abused several women.
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Who is Kim Jong Un married to?
The first lady of North Korea is Ri Sol-ju.

What is the most sacred place in North Korea? Why is it sacred?
Paektu Mountain is considered sacred because it's the birthplace of Dangun, the mythical founder of the first Korean kingdom named Gojoseon.

Who is Anthony Bourdain? What TV show was he famous for?
He had a American travel and food show on CNN called Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. On June 8, 2018, he committed suicide while on location in France for his show.

Who was Anthony Bourdain dating at the time of his death? What major news story involved her?
Italian actress Asia Argento became a leader of the #metoo movement. She was accused of sexually assaulting actor Jimmy Bennett in 2013 when he was 17 and she was 37.

Who Am I?
Anthony Bourdain had a American travel and food show on CNN called Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. On June 8, 2018, he committed suicide while on location in France for his show.
Who am I?
Italian actress Asia Argento became a leader of the #metoo movement. She was accused of sexually assaulting actor Jimmy Bennett in 2013 when he was 17 and she was 37. She was dating Anthony Bourdain at the time of his death.

How much money did Asia Argento pay to Jimmy Bennett to avoid negative publicity? Name a film that Jimmy Bennett is known for?
Her partner Anthony Bourdain paid Bennett $380,000 to avoid negative publicity. Bennett played a young James T. Kirk in a 2009 Star Trek Film.

Who is Mackenzie Foy?
She plays Clara in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018).

Who am I?
Mackenzie Foy plays Clara in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018).
Who is Justin Bieber dating or married to?
Model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin, niece of actor Alec Baldwin.

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Who Am I?
Brett Kavanaugh is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Who did Brett Kavanaugh replace on the USA Supreme Court? Who claimed accused him of sexual assault?
He replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy. He was accused by Christine Blasey Ford, an American professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, of assaulting her in the summer of 1982.