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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Stock markets around the world bounced up and down, a country said it was banning Wikipedia, and Amazon announced it will bring one-hour alcohol delivery to a U.S. city. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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    Pool / Reuters

    Two off-duty U.S. soldiers, an American student, and a British businessperson were handed France’s highest honor for their role in disarming a gunman in a suspected terrorist attack aboard a Thalys train. What is the name of the honor?

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    Légion d'Honneur
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    Médaille de courage
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    Prix d'excellence
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    L'ordre du privilège
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    It's Légion d'honneur

    British IT expert Chris Norman, U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone, U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, were handed Legion d’Honneur medals during a reception at the Elysee Palace.

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    AP photos

    Which artist will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs on Sunday?

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    Beyoncé
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    Kanye West
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    Justin Timberlake
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    Nicki Minaj
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    It's Kanye West

    Past winners of the lifetime achievement award include Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Beyoncé.

    It's Kanye West Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    NBC
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    Yves Herman / Reuters

    Which country said it was banning Wikipedia, and then changed its mind?

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    Russia
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    North Korea
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    China
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    India
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    It's Russia

    Russia briefly banned the internet encyclopedia on Monday over a drug-related entry, then lifted the ban after Wikipedia users protested. Russia has ramped up its internet censorship efforts in the years since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin, prompting a broad crackdown on dissent. Several websites critical of Putin are outright banned.

    It's Russia
    AP
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    Mark Lennihan / AP

    Amazon announced it is rolling out one-hour delivery of alcohol in one U.S. city. Which is it?

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    Portland
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    New York
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    Chicago
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    Seattle
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    It's Seattle

    The delivery service is already available in London, where it debuted, but Seattle represents its first foray into the United States. Two-hour delivery is free, and one-hour delivery costs $7.99. And according to Amazon, the beer will be delivered cold.

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    Bilal Hussein / AP

    “You Stink” protests started raging in Lebanon over the weekend because the government is unable to solve an ongoing garbage collection crisis. Which is the country’s largest political party?

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    Free Patriotic Movement
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    Hezbollah
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    Amal Movement
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    El Marada
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    It's Hezbollah

    Members of Hezbollah, the country’s largest political power, walked out of a cabinet meeting that aimed to discuss the crisis, claiming that the options for new contracts were too expensive, according to the New York Times. The U.S. and its allies consider Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

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    Matt Cardy / Getty Images

    U.K. Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn proposed what move to tackle sexual assaults and harassment on trains at night?

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    Two police officers on every carriage
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    No trains after 10 p.m
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    Women-only carriages
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    Emergency call buttons at every seat
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    It's women-only carriages

    Corbyn’s team said the move could help tackle sexual assaults and harassment – but insisted Corbyn would consult women on the proposal first. He suffered a backlash on social media over his women-only carriages idea on Tuesday night, with many saying he should be cracking down on the men who harass women instead.

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    AP images

    What potential fast-food monstrosity did Burger King suggest McDonald’s team up with it to create?

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    McWhopper
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    Chicken McNugget Fries
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    King McRib
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    Super Happy Kid’s Meal
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    It's McWhopper

    We’ll never know what it would have been, because McDonald’s said no thanks. In an unusually passive-aggressive and short-lived advertising campaign, Burger King proposed a day of “peace” with McDonald’s via a Whopper–Big Mac burger mashup called the “McWhopper,” which would be available for just one day at just one pop-up location. McDonald’s quickly rejected the idea by Wednesday morning.

    It's McWhopper
    Burger King
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    Ng Han Guan / AP

    Which country’s press called Monday “Black Monday” after a stock market slump?

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    China
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    U.S.
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    Japan
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    U.K.
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    It's China

    On Monday, Chinese stocks saw their biggest drop in eight years. The ripple effects were felt across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. throughout the week.

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    Archive Photos / Getty Images

    Earlier this year, ISIS captured an ancient Syrian city renowned for being an archeological treasure. This week, activists said ISIS had destroyed an ancient temple there. Which city is it?

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    Palmyra
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    Aleppo
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    Homs
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    Damascus
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    It's Palmyra

    The ancient Roman city of Palmyra, whose ruins are listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, risks destruction at the hands of ISIS after the group captured it earlier this year. On Sunday, activists said ISIS militants destroyed the ruins of an ancient temple. You can view rare photos of the city's monumental ruins here.

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