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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Facebook is adding reactions that go beyond "like," a soccer star is accused of tax fraud, and Svetlana Alexievich won her country's first Nobel Prize in Literature. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app (now on both Android and iOS!) and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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  1. 1. You Might Like This

    Which of the following is NOT a new interaction Facebook is testing in addition to “like”?
    AP

    Which of the following is NOT a new interaction Facebook is testing in addition to “like”?

    Haha
    Angry
    Meh
    Sad
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "meh"

    Facebook is testing six new “Reactions” — Love, Haha, Yay, Wow, Sad and Angry — in Spain and Ireland. They may be available more broadly within weeks.

    It's "meh"
  2. 2. Nobel Prize In Literature

    Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. She’s the first writer from which country to win the award?
    Sergei Grits / AP

    Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. She’s the first writer from which country to win the award?

    Russia
    Hungary
    Belarus
    Italy
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Belarus

    The 67-year-old author has written several books that lend a human voice to major historical events in the former Soviet Union and Russia, such as World War II, the Soviet-Afghan War, and the Chernobyl disaster.

  3. 3. Microsoft's Big Event

    Microsoft debuted new devices at an event this week. One of them is a product the company has never made before. What is it?
    Richard Drew / AP

    Microsoft debuted new devices at an event this week. One of them is a product the company has never made before. What is it?

    Fitness band
    Laptop
    Watch
    Smartphone
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a laptop

    It’s called the Surface Book. It has a detachable touch screen, and "Microsoft is calling the Surface Book the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made," Mashable reports.

    It's a laptop
    Via Richard Drew / AP
  4. 4. Who Said It?

    "I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit." Who said this about Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington, who identifies as black even as her parents insist she was born white?

    Rihanna
    Via AP
    Rihanna
    Donald Trump
    Via AP
    Donald Trump
    Miley Cyrus
    Via AP
    Miley Cyrus
    Nicki Minaj
    Via AP
    Nicki Minaj
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Rihanna

    In a Vanity Fair interview, the singer said Dolezal “legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”

  5. 5. Vatican Firing

    The Catholic Church dismissed a high-ranking Vatican official who worked in the Holy See press office after he revealed to an Italian newspaper he was gay. What is his name?
    Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

    The Catholic Church dismissed a high-ranking Vatican official who worked in the Holy See press office after he revealed to an Italian newspaper he was gay. What is his name?

    Francis Benedict
    Krzysztof Charamsa
    Tomas Ravoli
    Sergio Rafael
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s Krzysztof Charamsa

    “I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay priest who is happy, and proud of his identity,” he said.

  6. 6. Too Many Emails

    Which social network will have to dole out $13 million after settling a class-action lawsuit for sending too many emails?
    Thinkstock

    Which social network will have to dole out $13 million after settling a class-action lawsuit for sending too many emails?

    LinkedIn
    Facebook
    Twitter
    MySpace
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's LinkedIn

    The “Add Connections” service let users import connections to the site through their email, and LinkedIn would then send the connections invitations. But if the person did not respond to the invitation, LinkedIn took advantage of the access to people’s contact lists to send two follow-up emails to remind the person of the pending invite. The court found that this action was done without users’ consent.

    It's LinkedIn
    Via LinkedIn
  7. 7. Clothing Store Bankruptcy

    Which clothing company has finally filed for bankruptcy?
    Spencer Platt / Getty Images

    Which clothing company has finally filed for bankruptcy?

    Abercrombie & Fitch
    H&M
    American Apparel
    Uniqlo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's American Apparel

    American Apparel has seen spiraling sales and an ever-sinking stock price since a management upheaval began about a year ago.

  8. 8. This Week In Football

    Which soccer star and his father were accused this week of cheating Spanish authorities out of more than 4 million euros (approximately $5 million)?

    Tim Howard
    Via AP
    Tim Howard
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Via AP
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Wayne Rooney
    Via AP
    Wayne Rooney
    Lionel Messi
    Via AP
    Lionel Messi
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Lionel Messi

    Prosecutors claim that Messi’s father, who managed his son’s finances, failed to pay tax on his son’s earnings by using shell companies in Uruguay, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Belize between 2007 and 2009.

  9. 9. Twitter's New CEO

    Jack Dorsey will serve permanently as the CEO of Twitter, the company he co-founded. But he’ll remain CEO of another company he also founded. Which company is it?
    Kimberly White / Getty Images

    Jack Dorsey will serve permanently as the CEO of Twitter, the company he co-founded. But he’ll remain CEO of another company he also founded. Which company is it?

    Square
    Triangle
    Rhomboid
    Pentagon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Square

    Dorsey took to Twitter on Monday to announce it. Twitter’s board said in June that it was only considering those “who are in a position to make a full-time commitment to Twitter,” a stance the board jettisoned when they settled on Dorsey.

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