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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

It has been a busy, long week in news. The Supreme Court takes on license plates. An African country hits the polls. We have our first 2016 presidential candidate. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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    As part of an effort to push back ISIS' military advance in Iraq, U.S. forces launched airstrikes this week against a city considered to be a strategic stronghold for the militant group. Which city is it?
    Khalid Mohammed / AP

    As part of an effort to push back ISIS' military advance in Iraq, U.S. forces launched airstrikes this week against a city considered to be a strategic stronghold for the militant group. Which city is it?

    Mosul
    Baghdad
    Basra
    Tikrit
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Tikrit.

    The city, which is located 80 miles north of Baghdad, is expected to be a test of Iraqi forces as they try to wrestle back control of territory in northern Iraqi that was seized by ISIS last year. Read more here.

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    BuzzFeed News' Chris Geidner had a stunning story out this week on the plight of Jim Obergefell, who is still fighting for the right to be married today — even after his husband's death. Which state is Obergefell fighting against?
    Kevin Wolf / AP Images for Human Rights Campaign

    BuzzFeed News' Chris Geidner had a stunning story out this week on the plight of Jim Obergefell, who is still fighting for the right to be married today — even after his husband's death. Which state is Obergefell fighting against?

    North Carolina
    Illinois
    Ohio
    Michigan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Ohio.

    Jim Obergefell's fight against Ohio is one of several stories now before the Supreme Court, as it considers whether the U.S. Constitution requires that states recognize same-sex couples’ marriages and allow other same-sex couples to marry. Read more here.

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    The citizens of an African country will hit the polls tomorrow for its national elections. Which one is it?
    Shyamantha Asokan / BuzzFeed News

    The citizens of an African country will hit the polls tomorrow for its national elections. Which one is it?

    Liberia
    Ethiopia
    Nigeria
    Angola
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Nigeria.

    The election looks to be a tight competition between incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and former general Muhammadu Buhari. Read more about the elections on the BBC.

  4. 4)

    On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether a Confederate flag license plate falls under the protection of free speech. 

Which state brought up the case?
    Molly Riley / AP

    On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether a Confederate flag license plate falls under the protection of free speech. Which state brought up the case?

    New Hampshire
    Texas
    Maine
    New Mexico
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Texas.

    The specialty plate at the center of Monday's case was proposed by the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), who argue that they are honoring their forebears. Read more about the case on NPR.

  5. 5)

    The 2016 race kicked off early this week with the announcement of a candidacy bid. Who is the first official candidate for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections?
    Andrew Harnik / AP

    The 2016 race kicked off early this week with the announcement of a candidacy bid. Who is the first official candidate for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections?

    Ben Carson
    Ted Cruz
    Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Ted Cruz.

    The Republican senator from Texas decided to bypass the customary move to launch an "exploratory committee." Read more about the announcement here.

  6. 6)

    Ruth Porat, the Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley and the "most powerful woman on Wall Street", took a new job in Silicon Valley this week. 

Which tech giant will she grace with her talents?
    Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Ruth Porat, the Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley and the "most powerful woman on Wall Street", took a new job in Silicon Valley this week. Which tech giant will she grace with her talents?

    Facebook
    Microsoft
    Twitter
    Google
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Google.

    Porat will perform the same role in Google as she did at Morgan Stanley. Read more about Porat here.

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    Last week, four California residents filed a lawsuit against two dozen wineries that produce some of the state's most popular (cheap) wines. They claim that those wines contained a significant level of a substance that could be dangerous to consumers — a claim that BuzzFeed News' Azeen Ghorayshi argues is false. 

What substance was it?
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    Last week, four California residents filed a lawsuit against two dozen wineries that produce some of the state's most popular (cheap) wines. They claim that those wines contained a significant level of a substance that could be dangerous to consumers — a claim that BuzzFeed News' Azeen Ghorayshi argues is false. What substance was it?

    Arsenic
    Mercury
    Iodine
    Sucrose
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's arsenic.

    The substance is actually pretty common in just about everything we eat or drink, according to Ghorayshi. And it's completely fine. Read more about arsenic in wine here.

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