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President Obama wants to end solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons, the Zika virus triggered an emergency international public health summit, and Rihanna dropped her new album. 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. Zika Virus

    The World Health Organization (WHO) will call an emergency meeting on Monday to address the Zika virus, which causes birth defects. The virus is carried by mosquitos and could infect about how many people in the Americas in the next year?
    Mario Tama / Getty Images

    The World Health Organization (WHO) will call an emergency meeting on Monday to address the Zika virus, which causes birth defects. The virus is carried by mosquitos and could infect about how many people in the Americas in the next year?

    8 to 9 million
    3 to 4 million
    100,000 to 300,000
    500,00 to 700,000
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 3 to 4 million people.

    Some 3 to 4 million people in South America and North America may become infected by Zika in the next 12 months, health officials estimated. The disease also threatens to travel everywhere from northern Argentina to the southern U.S.

  2. 2. Rihanna

    Rihanna released her long-awaited eighth album this week. What's the record called? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Giphy

    Rihanna released her long-awaited eighth album this week. What's the record called?

    Here
    Warrior
    Anti
    She
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Anti.

    Rihanna dropped the album Wednesday night on Tidal. It followed the release of her new single, “Work,” which features Drake.

  3. 3. Solitary Confinement

    “The United States is a nation of second chances, but the experience of solitary confinement too often undercuts that second chance.” President Obama wrote those words in an op-ed piece for which outlet?
    Carolyn Kaster / AP

    “The United States is a nation of second chances, but the experience of solitary confinement too often undercuts that second chance.” President Obama wrote those words in an op-ed piece for which outlet?

    Washington Post
    New York Times
    Huffington Post
    Wall Street Journal
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s the Washington Post.

    Obama was making the case against solitary confinement practices for juveniles in federal prisons.

  4. 4. Oregon Standoff

    Police arrested the leaders and several members of an anti-government protest in Oregon this week. What kind of federal property had the armed group taken over?
    Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

    Police arrested the leaders and several members of an anti-government protest in Oregon this week. What kind of federal property had the armed group taken over?

    A national park
    A rangeland
    A wildlife refuge
    A national forest
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a wildlife refuge.

    Ammon Bundy, six other men, and a woman were arrested Tuesday in connection to the standoff between law enforcement and militia members at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The occupation started on Jan. 2.

  5. 5. Seeking Asylum

    Which country said that it could deport between 60,000 and 80,000 asylum-seekers in the coming years?
    Johan Nilsson / AFP / Getty Images

    Which country said that it could deport between 60,000 and 80,000 asylum-seekers in the coming years?

    Germany
    Russia
    Sweden
    France
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Sweden.

    Some 163,000 people sought shelter in Sweden in 2015, but about 45% of asylum applications were ejected. That means tens of thousands of people were likely to be deported in the coming years, the country’s interior minister said.

  6. 6. Republican Debate

    Which Republican presidential candidate called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a one-horse country" during Thursday's debate?
    Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

    Which Republican presidential candidate called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a one-horse country" during Thursday's debate?

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
    Via AP
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
    Via AP
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
    Businessman Donald Trump
    Via AP
    Businessman Donald Trump
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

    "I think we ought to give Ukraine offensive weapons and I think we ought to fight them on the economic basis because Putin is a one-horse country: oil and energy. And we ought to fight them on that level," Carson said when asked about dealing with Russia. It was the candidates' last debate before the Iowa caucuses.

  7. 7. Transgender Athletes

    Which organization announced new guidelines allowing transgender athletes to compete without undergoing sex reassignment surgery?
    Zhen Heinemann

    Which organization announced new guidelines allowing transgender athletes to compete without undergoing sex reassignment surgery?

    Association of Tennis Professionals
    National Collegiate Athletic Association
    International Olympic Committee
    Major League Baseball
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s the International Olympic Committee.

    “It is necessary … that trans athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in sporting competition,” the guideline document states. “To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights.”

  8. 8. Apple's Revenue Report

    Apple is forecasting a quarterly year-over-year revenue decline for the first time in how many years?
    Andrew Burton / Getty Images

    Apple is forecasting a quarterly year-over-year revenue decline for the first time in how many years?

    25 years
    4 years
    8 years
    13 years
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s 13 years.

    Apple reported an $18 billion profit for the final three months of 2015, beating analysts’ expectations, but warned its revenues could decline in the coming quarter — a drop that would be the first such quarterly year-on-year decline in 13 years.

  9. 9. Hamilton on Tour

    The hit Broadway musical Hamilton, based on the life of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is heading on tour in 2017. Which city is the tour kicking off in?
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    The hit Broadway musical Hamilton, based on the life of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is heading on tour in 2017. Which city is the tour kicking off in?

    Los Angeles
    Seattle
    Denver
    San Francisco
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's San Francisco.

    It’s San Francisco. Don’t throw away your shot.

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