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Do You Know What Happened In UK News This Week?

Fights over Big Macs, royal birthdays, and too many brilliant people dying. 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. Prince died, because 2016 is awful.

    What was his only UK No. 1 hit?
    BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images

    What was his only UK No. 1 hit?

    "1999"
    "When Doves Cry"
    "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World"
    "Batdance"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1994.

    "When Doves Cry" peaked at No. 4, "1999"'s highest chart position as a standalone single was 10, while "Batdance" made it to No. 2.

  2. 2. What news are these people upset by?

    BuzzFeed
    A celebrity death
    The closure of a local library
    The relegation of Aston Villa
    Coca-Cola changing the recipe of Coke Zero
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yeah, people are really not happy about the Coke Zero change.

    Yeah, people are really not happy about the Coke Zero change.
    Via BuzzFeed
  3. 3. Labour are having another internal battle, this time over whether to allow McDonald's to have a stall at their conference.

    Which union is behind the moves to have McDonald's banned?
    Steve Parsons / PA Images

    Which union is behind the moves to have McDonald's banned?

    The Butchers' union
    The Bakers' union
    The Candlestick Makers' union
    The RMT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the small Bakers, Food, and Allied Workers Union, who were the first to endorse Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

  4. 4. How much does the Treasury estimate leaving the EU would cost Britain, per household?

    POOL New / Reuters
    £800
    £2,250
    £4,300
    £12,600
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Their main estimate is £4,300. But that's a bit controversial.

    Read our helpful explanation of why the devil might be in the details here.

    Their main estimate is £4,300. But that's a bit controversial.
    Via POOL New / Reuters
  5. 5. What's Prince George standing on in this picture?

    Royal Mail
    Some foam bricks
    A stack of Yellow Pages
    A small stool
    He's actually just pretty tall for his age
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Four foam bricks, to be precise.

    He was photographed alongside three other generations of the royal family for a new set of commemorative stamps marking the Queen’s 90th birthday.

    Four foam bricks, to be precise.
    Via Royal Mail
  6. 6. How much of Tata Steel's UK operation is the government prepared to buy to keep it running?

    Wpa Pool / Getty Images
    None of it
    12.5%
    25%
    49.9%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 25% – a change of course for the government, with business secretary Sajid Javid having previously ruled out nationalisation.

  7. 7. Who unexpectedly joined Snapchat last weekend?

    Snapchat
    David Cameron
    David Beckham
    Jeremy Clarkson
    Jeremy Corbyn
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was the Labour leader, and his snaps are pretty good tbh.

    It was the Labour leader, and his snaps are pretty good tbh.
    Via Jeremy Corbyn/Snapchat
  8. 8. Barack Obama's in Britain to lend his support to the EU referendum's Remain campaign (and have birthday tea with the Queen.)

    But which Eurosceptic said the president should “butt out” of British political affairs?
    Chris Radburn / PA Images

    But which Eurosceptic said the president should “butt out” of British political affairs?

    Boris Johnson
    Michael Gove
    Iain Duncan Smith
    Nigel Farage
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Farage, naturally.

    Although both Boris and IDS have also criticised the president for meddling.

    Farage, naturally.
    Via Steve Parsons / PA Images
  9. 9. Victoria Wood died, because 2016 is awful.

    What words are missing from the lyrics of her song "Let's Do It" above?
    BuzzFeed

    What words are missing from the lyrics of her song "Let's Do It" above?

    "Let's pound"; "Hands bound"; "a Horse & Hound"
    "Not bleakly"; "Not meekly"; "a Woman's Weekly"
    "No cheap fling"; "No sleeping"; "a Good Housekeeping"
    "Just pump me"; "It's fun, see?"; "the Observer Food Monthly"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Woman's Weekly, of course. Cheer yourself up by revisiting 13 of Victoria Wood's funniest moments.

    Woman's Weekly, of course. Cheer yourself up by revisiting 13 of Victoria Wood's funniest moments.

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