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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week

ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack in Jakarta, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, and legendary singer Davide Bowie and British actor Alan Rickman died at age 69. 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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  1. 1. Explosions in Jakarta

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    At least seven people died in a series of blasts and gunshots Thursday in Jakarta. ISIS has claimed responsibility. Jakarta is the capital of which country?

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    Yemen
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    Thailand
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    Tajikistan
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    Indonesia
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    It's Indonesia.

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo called the attacks an “act of terror," and police arrested three people Friday on suspicion that they have links to the attack.

  2. 2. David Bowie

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    Legendary musician David Bowie died on Sunday at age 69. His final album was released on his birthday two days before his death. What’s the name of the album?

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    Angels
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    The Loudest Stars
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    Starman
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    Blackstar
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    It’s Blackstar.

    Bowie’s last album, ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”), was released to great critical acclaim. The album’s producer, longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, said the album was the singer’s “parting gift.”

  3. 3. His Final SOTU

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    President Barack Obama announced a new initiative to cure cancer during his last State of the Union address Tuesday. Who did he say would lead it?

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    First Lady Michelle Obama
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    Vice President Joe Biden
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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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    Jill Biden
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    It's Vice President Joe Biden.

    Here's what Obama said about the new effort: "Because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past 40 years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all."

  4. 4. U.S.–Iran Relations

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    Iran detained and later released 10 U.S. soldiers this week after two Navy boats strayed into its waters. Why were the boats there?

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    They were investigating a reported violation in Iran’s nuclear deal.
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    They were on the way to Iraq.
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    They had mechanical problems.
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    They were delivering aid to two besieged Syrian towns.
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    It's because they had mechanical problems.

    The vessels were taken into custody Tuesday after losing contact en route from Kuwait to Bahrain. The navy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, Gen. Ali Fadavi, said the boats strayed off course “due to mechanical problems in their navigation system and that issue is being resolved.”

  5. 5. Powerball Jackpot

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    Lucky winning Powerball tickets were purchased in California, Tennessee, and Florida, according to the California Lottery. How big was Wednesday night’s record-breaking jackpot?

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    $2 billion
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    $1.2 billion
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    $1.5 billion
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    $950 million
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    It was $1.5 billion.

    The winning numbers are: 8, 27, 34, 4, 19, and Powerball number 10. The last drawing for $950 million on Jan. 9 produced no jackpot winner, swelling the prize past the $1 billion mark for the first time.

  6. 6. NFL To L.A.

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    NFL owners voted to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. Which of the following teams could potentially join the Rams in L.A.?

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    The San Francisco 49ers or the Arizona Cardinals
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    The Indianapolis Colts or the Detroit Lions
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    The San Diego Chargers or the Oakland Raiders
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    The Kansas City Chiefs or the New Orleans Saints
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    It’s the San Diego Chargers or the Oakland Raiders.

    The Chargers will reportedly have the option to share the venue with the Rams and have a year to decide, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. If they decide not to, the Raiders would then have a year to make the move themselves.

  7. 7. Academy Awards

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    Which movie racked up the most 2016 Academy Award nominations this week?

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    The Revenant
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    Mad Max: Fury Road
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    Room
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    Creed
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    It's The Revenant.

    The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, got 12 nominations. Mad Max: Fury Road followed close behind with 10. The awards ceremony is on Feb. 28.

  8. 8. Alan Rickman

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    British actor Alan Rickman, known for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, died at the age of 69. The actor also had notable roles in which films?

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    Lord of the Rings and Love Actually
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Die Hard
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    X-Men and Children of Men
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    The Da Vinci Code and The Dark Knight
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    He was in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Die Hard.

    He made a memorable bad guy in his first Hollywood film, 1988’s Die Hard.

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