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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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    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?
    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?

    Légion d'Honneur
    Médaille de courage
    Prix d'excellence
    L'ordre du privilège
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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

    Beyoncé
    Kanye West
    Justin Timberlake
    Nicki Minaj
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Which country said it was banning Wikipedia, and then changed its mind?
    Yves Herman / Reuters

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

    Russia
    North Korea
    China
    India
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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

    Portland
    New York
    Chicago
    Seattle
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    “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?
    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?

    Free Patriotic Movement
    Hezbollah
    Amal Movement
    El Marada
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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

    Two police officers on every carriage
    No trains after 10 p.m
    Women-only carriages
    Emergency call buttons at every seat
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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

    McWhopper
    Chicken McNugget Fries
    King McRib
    Super Happy Kid’s Meal
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Which country’s press called Monday “Black Monday” after a stock market slump?
    Ng Han Guan / AP

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

    China
    U.S.
    Japan
    U.K.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    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?
    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?

    Palmyra
    Aleppo
    Homs
    Damascus
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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