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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won the Democratic and Republican New Hampshire primaries, physicists discovered gravitational waves, and Kanye has (another) album development. 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 Fallout From New Hampshire

    This really happened: Donald Trump won Tuesday's Republican New Hampshire primary by a landslide. Which two candidates have since dropped out of the presidential race due to poor results in the primary?
    Jewel Samad / Getty Joe Raedle / Getty

    This really happened: Donald Trump won Tuesday's Republican New Hampshire primary by a landslide. Which two candidates have since dropped out of the presidential race due to poor results in the primary?

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's New Jersy Gov. Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

    Both candidates suspended their campaigns after single-digit finishes in New Hampshire. Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished second, giving him a much-needed boost.

  2. 2. A “Cessation Of Hostilities”

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that world diplomats agreed to implement a “cessation of hostilities” in which country?
    Matthias Schrader / AP

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that world diplomats agreed to implement a “cessation of hostilities” in which country?

    Russia
    Syria
    Iraq
    Ukraine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Syria.

    The diplomats agreed to implement a “cessation of hostilities” in the war-torn country, Kerry said. They also agreed "to accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid." The agreement is significant, Kerry added, but its true measure remains to be seen.

  3. 3. Money To Bern

    "I’m going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America. My request is please go to berniesanders.com and contribute," Bernie Sanders said after he won the New Hampshire primary. How much money did he raise since the polls closed Tuesday? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF

    "I’m going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America. My request is please go to berniesanders.com and contribute," Bernie Sanders said after he won the New Hampshire primary. How much money did he raise since the polls closed Tuesday?

    $570,000
    $2.6 million
    $5.2 million
    $950,000
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's $5.2 million.

    In his victory speech after results came in that exceeded his staff’s wildest expectations, Sanders used the nationally televised moment to fundraise. The average contribution was just $34.

  4. 4. Obama's Secret Interrogation Group

    How many times has President Obama's elite interrogation team, an alternative to the defunct CIA torture program, been used since 2010?
    Brennan Linsley / ASSOCIATED PRESS

    How many times has President Obama's elite interrogation team, an alternative to the defunct CIA torture program, been used since 2010?

    50
    34
    75
    103
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 34 times.

    The Obama administration’s secret High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group has been dispatched 34 times during its six years of existence, the head of the unit told BuzzFeed News, revealing a figure that FBI officials have repeatedly cited as classified.

  5. 5. Gravitational Waves

    Physicists announced the discovery of gravitational waves, which means? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Frank Glowna / commons.wikimedia.org

    Physicists announced the discovery of gravitational waves, which means?

    Wrinkles in space-time that will open up a new way to see the universe
    Wormholes that could prove there is a parallel universe
    Signs of other life in the universe
    Waves made by a new planet orbiting the sun
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's wrinkles in space-time that will open up a new way to see the universe.

    A team of scientists said they directly detected gravitational waves emitted from the merging of two black holes for the first time. The wrinkles were first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916.

  6. 6. "Liberty Or Death"

    Who had this to say about the U.S. government this week? “I declare war against the federal government. There’s no way to beat this anymore. Liberty or death.”

    Vermin Supreme, a Democratic presidential candidate
    Via Mike Segar / Reuters
    Vermin Supreme, a Democratic presidential candidate
    Via Mike Segar / Reuters
    Cher, tweeting about Donald Trump running for president
    Via Charles Sykes / AP
    Cher, tweeting about Donald Trump running for president
    Via Charles Sykes / AP
    Donald Trump
    Via Associated Press
    Donald Trump
    Via Associated Press
    David Fry, the last of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers
    Via DefendYourBase / Via youtube.com
    David Fry, the last of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers
    Via DefendYourBase / Via youtube.com
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's David Fry, the last of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers.

    All four remaining holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge surrendered on Thursday, ending the 40-day protest, the FBI said. David Fry, the last to turn himself in, was involved in a tense standoff.

  7. 7. Free Basics

    India's telecom authorities ruled against Free Basics, a controversial plan to offer free but limited internet. Which company is behind the idea?

    India's telecom authorities ruled against Free Basics, a controversial plan to offer free but limited internet. Which company is behind the idea?

    Yahoo
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Google
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Facebook.

    India's regulators have ruled against differential and discriminatory pricing of mobile data on the basis of content, which affects Facebook's controversial free internet plan. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been campaigning to bring increased digital connectivity to the developing world.

  8. 8. A Twitter Reorder

    Which new component did Twitter say it's introducing to its timeline?
    Andrew Burton / Getty Images

    Which new component did Twitter say it's introducing to its timeline?

    More reactions to tweets
    Filters for photos
    An algorithm
    Zero ads
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's an algorithm.

    Confirming a BuzzFeed News report, Twitter begins offering an algorithmic version of its timeline that will prioritize some tweets over others.

  9. 9. Keeping Up With Kanye

    Kanye West revealed the title of his new album on Wednesday. What is it?
    Christopher Polk / Getty Images

    Kanye West revealed the title of his new album on Wednesday. What is it?

    The Life of Picasso
    Sir Vincent
    The Life of Pablo
    In Times of Pollock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's The Life of Pablo.

    The ongoing saga regarding the title of Kanye West’s forthcoming album took yet another twist when he revealed what "T.L.O.P." stood for. The album was initially slated to be called So Help Me God back in 2014 and he changed it to Swish last year.

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