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A brutal heatwave, a Senate victory for the president, and a new smoking law in a U.S. state. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app — available now on your iPhone.

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    Which country is suffering through a brutal heatwave with temperatures reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit?
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    Which country is suffering through a brutal heatwave with temperatures reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit?

    Thailand
    Pakistan
    India
    Dubai
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Pakistan

    Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has called for emergency measures after the death toll reached at least 700 on Tuesday. According to Pakistani officials, the majority of fatalities have been in the country’s largest city, Karachi.

    It's Pakistan
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    The U.S. Senate agreed to move toward giving President Obama "fast track" authority to make agreements regarding which issue, one of his top second-term priorities?
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    The U.S. Senate agreed to move toward giving President Obama "fast track" authority to make agreements regarding which issue, one of his top second-term priorities?

    Climate change
    Trade policy
    Same-sex marriage
    Tax reform
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to end debate on legislation granting Mr. Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord," the New York Times reports. The president was supported mostly by Republicans.

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    Which U.S. state became the first to raise its smoking age to 21?
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    Which U.S. state became the first to raise its smoking age to 21?

    California
    Alaska
    New York
    Hawaii
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Hawaii

    "In its legislation, Hawaii notes that a poll of six of its high schools found that 25 percent of 9th and 10th grade students had used an electronic smoking device at least once and 18 percent used one regularly," the Verge reports. A new law means those under 21 can't buy cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

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