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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

World powers reached a historic nuclear deal with Iran, a spacecraft flew past Pluto, and a rapper declared bankruptcy. 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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    On Wednesday, the Greek parliament voted in favor of austerity measures that were a condition of a bailout deal reached earlier with European leaders. Greece has been in the news a lot lately, but can you identify its flag?

    On Wednesday, the Greek parliament voted in favor of austerity measures that were a condition of a bailout deal reached earlier with European leaders. Greece has been in the news a lot lately, but can you identify its flag?

    It's Flag A
    It's Flag B
    It's Flag C
    It's Flag D
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Flag D!

    Flag A is Scotland, Flag B is Finland, and Flag C is Estonia.

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    Last weekend, drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico through a long underground tunnel. This isn’t the first time he has escaped from a maximum security prison. When did he first fly the coop?
    Eduardo Verdugo / AP Photo

    Last weekend, drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico through a long underground tunnel. This isn’t the first time he has escaped from a maximum security prison. When did he first fly the coop?

    1987
    1995
    2001
    2008
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 2001

    Last Saturday's jail break wasn't his first. Fourteen years ago, he escaped from the Puente Grande prison. He eluded the Mexican police for 13 years before he was captured in February 2014.

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    What’s the name of the spacecraft that flew by Pluto this week and sent back the best photos of the dwarf planet we’ve ever seen?
    NASA via AP

    What’s the name of the spacecraft that flew by Pluto this week and sent back the best photos of the dwarf planet we’ve ever seen?

    Great Discoveries
    New Horizons
    Grand Journeys
    Fresh Voyages
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's New Horizons

    New Horizons launched in 2006 and has traveled 3 billion miles in the past nine years. It’s not stopping at Pluto, but it flew past the dwarf planet at 7:49 a.m. ET Tuesday.

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    Iran and six world powers agreed on a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program this week. Which country was NOT part of the negotiations?
    Andrew Harnik / Getty Images

    Iran and six world powers agreed on a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program this week. Which country was NOT part of the negotiations?

    Israel
    France
    Russia
    China
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Israel

    Several world powers had been in talks with Iran for more than a decade about its nuclear program. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the deal was “historic” and a “win-win solution,” but added it was “not perfect.” He said it marked a “new chapter of hope.”

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    Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” released her second novel this week. What’s it called?
    Courtesy Harper Collins

    Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” released her second novel this week. What’s it called?

    “Go Set a Watchman”
    “Go Find a Bellman”
    “Go Watch a Weatherman”
    “Go Tell a Fireman”
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Go Set a Watchman"

    It's been a controversial book release, because some people are worried that Lee, 89, is being taken advantage of by lawyers after insisting she wouldn't publish again for years. And revelations about a certain famous character made headlines last weekend. So should you read "Go Set a Watchman"? BuzzFeed's Jarry Lee rounds up the reviews here.

    It's "Go Set a Watchman"
    Courtesy Harper Collins
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    President Obama said he would commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders. He has now commuted a total of 89 sentences. Which recent president commuted more sentences than Obama has?
    Gerry Broome / Associated Press

    President Obama said he would commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders. He has now commuted a total of 89 sentences. Which recent president commuted more sentences than Obama has?

    George W. Bush
    Bill Clinton
    George H.W. Bush
    None of these
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's none of these

    "Obama now has commuted 89 sentences, surpassing the combined number granted by presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush," according to the Washington Post.

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    Which TV show received the most Emmy Award nominations on Thursday?
    AP

    Which TV show received the most Emmy Award nominations on Thursday?

    "Game of Thrones"
    "The Big Bang Theory"
    "Mad Men"
    "Orange Is the New Black"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Game of Thrones"

    The HBO program received 24 nominations, the most of any show. Streaming services Netflix and Amazon snagged 34 and 12 nominations, respectively. The 67th Emmy Awards ceremony is Sept. 20 in Los Angeles.

    It's "Game of Thrones"
    HBO
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    Which rapper declared bankruptcy this week?
    AP images

    Which rapper declared bankruptcy this week?

    T-Pain
    Lil Wayne
    Ice Cube
    50 Cent
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 50 Cent

    The 40-year-old rapper filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday to halt a lawsuit over a sex tape involving Lastonia Leviston, rapper Rick Ross’s ex-girlfriend.

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    Which item has returned to McDonald's restaurants in the northeast U.S. this summer?
    AP

    Which item has returned to McDonald's restaurants in the northeast U.S. this summer?

    Truffle fries
    Lobster rolls
    Calamari
    Three-cheese grilled cheese
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's lobster rolls

    But those other options are all BuzzFeed News' Venessa Wong's ideas for other fancy foods McDonald's could deliver fast and cheap.

    It's lobster rolls
    McDonald’s Canada

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