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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Twenty-one people died in an attack at a University in Pakistan, Michigan's governor apologized for the ongoing water crisis in Flint, and astronomers think they discovered a new planet. 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. The Water Crisis In Flint

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologized on Tuesday for the ongoing crisis in Flint. Residents there can't use tap water due to what?
    Bill Pugliano / Getty Images

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologized on Tuesday for the ongoing crisis in Flint. Residents there can't use tap water due to what?

    An oil leak in lake Michigan
    Arsenic poisoning
    Lead poisoning
    Sewage contamination
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's lead poisoning.

    President Obama and the governor declared an emergency last week for Flint after tests confirmed that children had elevated levels of lead in their blood. The Environmental Protection Agency administrator whose region includes Flint also resigned this week.

  2. 2. A Whole New World

    Astronomers said they might have discovered a new planet this week. How often do they think this icy world might circle the sun?
    Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

    Astronomers said they might have discovered a new planet this week. How often do they think this icy world might circle the sun?

    Once every 7,000 years
    Twice every 10,000 years
    Twice every 5,000 years
    Once every 20,000 years
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's once every 20,000 years.

    The mystery planet might follow a 20,000-year orbit around the sun, astronomers reported on Wednesday, and would explain the far-flung orbits of dwarf planets beyond Pluto.

  3. 3. Attack In Pakistan

    An attack at the Bacha Khan University in Pakistan killed 21 people and injured dozens more on Wednesday. Who has claimed responsibility?
    K.m. Chaudary / AP

    An attack at the Bacha Khan University in Pakistan killed 21 people and injured dozens more on Wednesday. Who has claimed responsibility?

    Al-Qaeda
    ISIS
    The Taliban
    Al-Shabaab
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Taliban.

    The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call made to the Associated Press. A group leader, Khalifa Umar Mansoor, said a four-man team conducted the assault. He says it was in revenge for the scores of militants the Pakistani security forces have killed in recent months.

  4. 4. SCOTUS

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to add yet another hot-button item to this term’s agenda. What is it?
    Jeff Kubina / Flickr / Via flic.kr

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to add yet another hot-button item to this term’s agenda. What is it?

    The minimum wage
    Obama’s executive actions on immigration
    The Confederate flag on federal land
    Discrimination against transgender students in religious schools
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Obama's executive actions on immigration.

    The court decided to hear the administration’s defense of President Obama’s immigration executive actions, which were challenged by Texas and more than two dozen other states. His plan would defer deportation for up to 5 million immigrants.

  5. 5. The Trial Of Daniel Holtzclaw

    Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting women in the community he patrolled, was sentenced to 263 years in prison on Thursday. How many women accused him of sexual assault?
    Sue Ogrocki / AP

    Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting women in the community he patrolled, was sentenced to 263 years in prison on Thursday. How many women accused him of sexual assault?

    7
    13
    20
    10
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 13 women.

    In December, after 45 hours of deliberation, a jury found Holtzclaw guilty of 18 of the 36 charges stemming from the accounts of 13 black women, all of whom testified during his trial.

  6. 6. Making NFL History

    Which NFL team hired Kathryn Smith, the league’s first full-time female assistant coach?

    Which NFL team hired Kathryn Smith, the league’s first full-time female assistant coach?

    The Detroit Lions
    Via wikipedia
    The Detroit Lions
    The Buffalo Bills
    Via wikipedia
    The Buffalo Bills
    The Seattle Seahawks
    Via wikipedia
    The Seattle Seahawks
    Baltimore Ravens
    Via wikipedia
    Baltimore Ravens
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Buffalo Bills.

    The Buffalo Bills made history Wednesday, hiring Kathryn Smith as their new special teams quality control coach. Smith has worked for the last two seasons as the administrative assistant to head coach Rex Ryan, and she has worked with the Bills in different roles for the last seven years.

  7. 7. Palin Picks Trump

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination this week. Palin also had her own reality TV show — what was it called?
    Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination this week. Palin also had her own reality TV show — what was it called?

    Hunting With The Palins
    Sarah Palin's Alaska
    The Palin Clan
    Sarah Palin's Country
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Sarah Palin's Alaska.

    Palin emerged from the 2008 campaign as a star in the grassroots conservative movement. Her endorsement is a major pickup for Trump in Iowa, where he’s running neck and neck with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

  8. 8. Glenn Frey

    Glenn Frey, a guitarist and founding member of the Eagles, died Monday after suffering complications from multiple ailments. What year was he inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame?
    Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

    Glenn Frey, a guitarist and founding member of the Eagles, died Monday after suffering complications from multiple ailments. What year was he inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame?

    2012
    1995
    2000
    1985
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 2000.

    Frey co-wrote some of the Eagles' most famous songs, including "Take It Easy," "Lying Eyes," "Desperado," and "Hotel California." He went on to write and perform his own hits after the band broke up.

  9. 9. #OscarsSoWhite

    A group of celebrities said that they are not attending the Oscars this year due to its lack of diversity. Which of these actors is not boycotting?
    Kevin Winter / Getty Images

    A group of celebrities said that they are not attending the Oscars this year due to its lack of diversity. Which of these actors is not boycotting?

    Jada Pinkett Smith
    Via Jason Merritt / Getty Images
    Jada Pinkett Smith
    Spike Lee
    Via Andrew Burton / Getty Images
    Spike Lee
    Chris Rock
    Via Mark J. Terrill / ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Chris Rock
    Will Smith
    Via Jason Merritt / Getty Images
    Will Smith
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Chris Rock.

    Rock is this year's Oscars host. Tyrese Gibson, who is supporting the boycott, encouraged Rock to "make a statement” about the lack of diversity,

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