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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, President Obama announced executive actions on gun control, and Chipotle is under criminal investigation. 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. Gun Control In The U.S.

    This week, President Obama delivered an emotional speech outlining his executive actions on gun control. Which proposal is not part of his plan?
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    This week, President Obama delivered an emotional speech outlining his executive actions on gun control. Which proposal is not part of his plan?

    Adding 200 new Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) agents
    Building a new online background check system that can operate 24/7
    Banning the sale of firearms online
    Adding more than 230 FBI agents
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's banning the sale of firearms online.

    But the president’s plan will require hundreds of federal agents to improve enforcement of background checks by gun sellers online and at gun shows.

  2. 2. North Korea's Nuclear Test

    North Korea said that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on Wednesday. How many times has North Korea previously conducted a hydrogen bomb test?
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    North Korea said that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on Wednesday. How many times has North Korea previously conducted a hydrogen bomb test?

    Once
    Twice
    Six
    Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's zero.

    North Korea has previously conducted three nuclear tests, but none have involved hydrogen bombs. The test marked a potentially significant advancement in its nuclear program, but some have poured cold water on the claim it tested an H-bomb.

  3. 3. Access To Birth Control

    As of Jan. 1, women in which U.S. state can buy over-the-counter birth control pills?
    Mike Derer / AP

    As of Jan. 1, women in which U.S. state can buy over-the-counter birth control pills?

    Oregon
    Washington
    New York
    California
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s Oregon.

    Since Jan. 1, women in Oregon who are over the age of 18 are allowed to get birth control without a doctor’s prescription. In March, California will become the second state to enact a similar policy.

  4. 4. Militia Standoff In Oregon

    An armed militia group took over a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon this week. What prompted the protest?
    Rick Bowmer / AP

    An armed militia group took over a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon this week. What prompted the protest?

    Obama’s plan to take executive action on gun control
    The federal government said it's closing the wildlife refuge to the public
    The federal government is trying to take over ranchers' private land
    The prison sentences of two ranchers convicted of arson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the prison sentences of two ranchers convicted of arson.

    The group took over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, on Saturday as part of a demonstration against the U.S. government, and to protest the prison sentences handed down to Dwight and Steve Hammond, two Oregon ranchers who were recently sentenced to five years in prison for arson. They turned themselves into federal custody on Monday.

    It's the prison sentences of two ranchers convicted of arson.
  5. 5. Middle East Conflict

    Saudi Arabia announced Sunday that it would break off diplomatic ties with Iran following protests over Saudi Arabia’s decision to execute a Shiite cleric. Later in the week, four other countries joined the kingdom in severing or downgrading ties with Iran. What countries are they?
    Atta Kenare / AFP / Getty Images

    Saudi Arabia announced Sunday that it would break off diplomatic ties with Iran following protests over Saudi Arabia’s decision to execute a Shiite cleric. Later in the week, four other countries joined the kingdom in severing or downgrading ties with Iran. What countries are they?

    Kuwait, Sudan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates
    Sudan, Iraq, Yemen, and Oman
    Qatar, Yemen, Kuwait, and Iraq
    Pakistan, Oman, Bahrain, and Turkey
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Kuwait, Sudan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates.

    Saudi Arabia announced Sunday that it would break off diplomatic ties with Iran and gave Iranian diplomats 48 hours to vacate the country. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Saudi Arabia was inflaming tensions in the region by cutting diplomatic ties.

  6. 6. Global Refugee Crisis

    Germany reported that almost 1.1 million people registered as asylum seekers in 2015. About how many people came from Syria?
    Ina Fassbender / Reuters

    Germany reported that almost 1.1 million people registered as asylum seekers in 2015. About how many people came from Syria?

    100,000
    400,000
    90,000
    700,000
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's about 400,000.

    Germany's Interior Ministry said a total of 1,091,894 people registered in the 12 months to December 2015, with Syrians by far the biggest nationality among those, accounting for 428,460 people, The Associated Press reported.

  7. 7. Chipotle

    Chipotle disclosed in a corporate filing Wednesday that it is the subject of a criminal investigation. The restaurant chain has been served a subpoena in relation to what incident?
    Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

    Chipotle disclosed in a corporate filing Wednesday that it is the subject of a criminal investigation. The restaurant chain has been served a subpoena in relation to what incident?

    An E. coli outbreak in Oregon
    Cases of salmonella in Minnesota
    A norovirus outbreak in California
    A report of worker’s rights violations at a Washington restaurant
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a norovirus outbreak in California.

    Chipotle, which was linked to a number of food-borne illness outbreaks in 2015, is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations.

  8. 8. Let's Hear It For Science

    Why is this guy so excited about the periodic table?
    Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / Getty Images

    Why is this guy so excited about the periodic table?

    He's a scientist, and he just received a big award for his work on the periodic table
    The table is getting completely reordered
    A brand new element has been discovered
    Four new elements have been added
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's four new elements have been added.

    Four new elements have officially been added to the periodic table and complete its seventh row, according to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Now comes the fun part: naming them.

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  9. 9. Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson broke her silence about her recent surgery, posting a message to Twitter refuting rumors that she has cancer. What is the name of the tour she postponed due to the surgery?
    Chris Pizzello / AP

    Janet Jackson broke her silence about her recent surgery, posting a message to Twitter refuting rumors that she has cancer. What is the name of the tour she postponed due to the surgery?

    Rhythm Nation
    Janet
    Unbreakable
    Escapade
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s the Unbreakable tour.

    In a video message titled “From my lips…” Jackson said recent rumors that she is battling cancer are untrue and that she planned to resume her tour.

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