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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

The Cuban embassy reopened in the U.S., Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift exchanged words, and "Jurassic World" became the third-biggest movie ever. 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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    The Cuban embassy re-opened in Washington, D.C., this week as the U.S. and Cuba work to restore diplomatic relations. How long had it been since the countries cut ties?
    Cliff Owen / AP

    The Cuban embassy re-opened in Washington, D.C., this week as the U.S. and Cuba work to restore diplomatic relations. How long had it been since the countries cut ties?

    17 years
    39 years
    54 years
    103 years
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 54 years

    Cuba on Monday opened its embassy in Washington D.C. for the first time in 54 years. The countries announced in December 2014 that they are working to restore diplomatic relations, and since then the U.S. has taken Cuba off its state sponsors of terrorism list, and President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro held a historic meeting.

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    Which east African country held presidential elections this week?
    Jerome Delay / AP

    Which east African country held presidential elections this week?

    Burundi
    Rwanda
    Uganda
    Tanzania
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s Burundi

    The nation counted ballots in “a presidential election that the U.S. and the U.K. said lacked credibility given the political violence and voter intimidation,” according to Bloomberg. Burundi’s current crisis began in April when President Nkurunziza said he would run for a third term, a violation of the state’s constitution.

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    Greece repaid some of its debts after its parliament approved some austerity measures last week. But some restrictions on banks in the country remain. How much is the weekly cash withdrawal limit?
    Petros Giannakouris / AP

    Greece repaid some of its debts after its parliament approved some austerity measures last week. But some restrictions on banks in the country remain. How much is the weekly cash withdrawal limit?

    60 euros
    420 euros
    840 euros
    1,060 euros
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 420 euros (about $460)

    Banks in Greece that were ordered closed in June reopened on Monday, but limits on cash withdrawals remain in place.

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    Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj exchanged tweets this week over what popular awards show?

    Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj exchanged tweets this week over what popular awards show?

    The MTV Video Music Awards
    The Billboard Music Awards
    The American Music Awards
    The Grammys
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s the MTV Video Music Awards

    Taylor Swift tweeted Nicki Minaj after she expressed her disappointment that “Anaconda,” which broke video streaming records when it was released last August, wasn’t up for Best Choreography and Video of the Year at this year’s VMAs.

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    The 16th and final big-name Republican expected to run for U.S. president entered the race this week. (It was Ohio Gov. John Kasich, pictured above.) But the first debate on Aug. 6 only has room for how many candidates?
    Darren McCollester / Getty Images

    The 16th and final big-name Republican expected to run for U.S. president entered the race this week. (It was Ohio Gov. John Kasich, pictured above.) But the first debate on Aug. 6 only has room for how many candidates?

    6
    8
    10
    12
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 10

    That means six Republicans won’t be able to attend. “Fox News, which is hosting the debate, will winnow the list using an average of the five most recent major national polls,” the New York Times reports.

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    What cool thing did NASA discover this week?
    AP

    What cool thing did NASA discover this week?

    The largest comet in the solar system
    A tiny moon orbiting Pluto
    About 200 new asteroids in the Asteroid Belt
    An Earth-like planet
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's an Earth-like planet

    NASA announced Thursday it has discovered a planet that is a “bigger, older cousin” to our planet, which they called a big step toward finding “Earth 2.0." The planet, called “Kepler-452b,” was found during NASA’s Kepler mission. Scientists say the planet is unique because it is the smallest planet found so far that is both in the so-called “habitable zone” and orbits around a sun that is similar to our own.

    It's an Earth-like planet
    NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle via AP
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    “Jurassic World” passed “The Avengers” to become the third-highest grossing movie of all-time worldwide. What’s the all-time highest grossing movie?
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    “Jurassic World” passed “The Avengers” to become the third-highest grossing movie of all-time worldwide. What’s the all-time highest grossing movie?

    “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
    "Titanic"
    "Frozen"
    "Avatar"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Avatar"

    "Jurassic World" has earned $1.522 billion globally, still far behind "Avatar" ($2.79 billion) and "Titanic" ($2.19 billion), according to The Guardian.

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    Which of these used in sushi was linked to 62 cases of Salmonella in 11 U.S. states?
    Dondi Tawatao / Getty Images

    Which of these used in sushi was linked to 62 cases of Salmonella in 11 U.S. states?

    Yellowtail
    Tuna
    Crab
    Salmon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's tuna

    Frozen raw tuna used to make sushi was linked to 62 cases of Salmonella in 11 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths have been reported, but 11 people have been hospitalized with the foodborne illness. Most people reported that they had eaten raw tuna in sushi within a week of getting sick.

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    Which country is President Obama visiting for the first time as president?
    Craig Ruttle / AP

    Which country is President Obama visiting for the first time as president?

    Russia
    Kenya
    Australia
    Nigeria
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Kenya

    A group of women’s rights organizations have asked the U.S. president to loosen his administration’s interpretation of an anti-abortion rule related to federal funding in foreign countries. It’s Obama’s first presidential visit to his father’s native country — and the first time a U.S. president has ever gone to Kenya.

    It's Kenya
    Simon Maina / Getty Images

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