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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

A song broke records, Facebook released some crazy new growth stats, and Jon Stewart is making his next move. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app (now on both Android and iOS!) and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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  1. 1. Candy Crushin'

    World of Warcraft maker Activision Blizzard is buying British game-maker King Digital, best known as the maker of Candy Crush Saga, for how much? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    CURIOSIDADES.BATANGA.COM via Giphy

    World of Warcraft maker Activision Blizzard is buying British game-maker King Digital, best known as the maker of Candy Crush Saga, for how much?

    $1.5 billion
    $8.7 billion
    $5.9 billion
    $10.9 million
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's $5.9 billion.

    Activision said the deal values King at $5.9 billion, more than $1 billion higher than King’s current market value.

  2. 2. Drugs In Mexico

    Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that a small group of people could legally produce which drug?
    Eduardo Verdugo/AP Images

    Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that a small group of people could legally produce which drug?

    Cocaine
    Heroin
    Marijuana
    LSD
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's marijuana.

    Four people are now permitted to grow and smoke their own marijuana for the first time, cracking the door open to widespread legalization in the country.

    It's marijuana.
  3. 3. Facebook By The Numbers

    Facebook posted its third quarter earnings this week. The social network announced that it’s generating how many video views per day on average?
    Wikimedia

    Facebook posted its third quarter earnings this week. The social network announced that it’s generating how many video views per day on average?

    4 billion
    10 billion
    8 billion
    11 billion
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s 8 billion.

    Over 8 billion videos are watched on Facebook every day. That average is double the 4 billion daily video views Facebook reported in April.

  4. 4. Jon Stewart's Next Move

    Jon Stewart, the former Daily Show host, signed a new deal with what outlet to start producing short-form digital content, as well as other possible films and TV shows?
    Brad Barket / Getty Images

    Jon Stewart, the former Daily Show host, signed a new deal with what outlet to start producing short-form digital content, as well as other possible films and TV shows?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's HBO.

    Almost three months after he hosted his final episode of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart has signed a four-year, multiplatform deal with HBO.

  5. 5. Say It Ain't So, Chipotle

    Chipotle says it's shutting nearly 50 stores in Oregon and Washington after officials announced people may have contracted a potentially fatal bacteria from their food. What is the bacteria?
    Associated Press

    Chipotle says it's shutting nearly 50 stores in Oregon and Washington after officials announced people may have contracted a potentially fatal bacteria from their food. What is the bacteria?

    Salmonella
    Listeria
    E. coli
    Giardia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's E. coli.

    The number of E. coli cases in the Pacific Northwest that may be linked to Chipotle has risen to 39, health officials said Wednesday.

  6. 6. Equal Rights Bill

    Voters in which U.S. city repealed a hotly contested law that protected LGBT people and others from discrimination?
    Pat Sullivan/ AP

    Voters in which U.S. city repealed a hotly contested law that protected LGBT people and others from discrimination?

    Dallas
    Salt Lake City
    Houston
    Phoenix
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Houston.

    The campaign in Houston had gained national attention as a key vote in the larger battle over LGBT rights.

  7. 7. Broken Records

    An artist’s new single became the fastest-selling digital record of all time this week, with a mind-boggling 1.11 million people buying it, according to Nielsen Music. Who is the artist?

    Justin Bieber
    Beyonce
    Adele
    Sam Smith
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Adele.

    The previous record-holder? “Right Round” by Flo Rida. During its first week, Adele’s song, "Hello," also racked up some 20.4 million on-demand streams in the U.S. The previous record setter in that category — Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” — managed just 10.1 million streams during its first week.

    It's Adele. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
  8. 8. ~Stay Vintage~

    This week marked the 80th birthday of an iconic board game, depending on who you ask. What’s the board game?

    Scrabble
    Via Associated Press
    Scrabble
    Via Associated Press
    Monopoly
    Via Wikimedia
    Monopoly
    Via Wikimedia
    Checkers
    Via Amazon
    Checkers
    Via Amazon
    The game of LIFE
    Via Amazon
    The game of LIFE
    Via Amazon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Monopoly.

    The game’s exact birthday is disputed due to rights claims and a lot of previous versions, according to The Atlantic. Check out 80 years of Monopoly games at TIME.

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