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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

The U.S. issued a worldwide travel alert, Adele broke another record, and Obama held his seventh Thanksgiving turkey pardoning. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app (now on both Android and iOS!) and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Posted on November 27, 2015, at 6:29 a.m. ET

  1. 1. Those Moves, Tho

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    Agence France-Presse / Via youtube.com

    Who is this guy and why is he is dancing?

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    It’s Alek Skarlatos. He’s one of the final contestants on Dancing With The Stars.
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    It’s Enrique Iglesias. He won "favorite Latin artist" at the American Music Awards.
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    It’s Mauricio Macri. He won Argentina’s runoff presidential election on Sunday.
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    It’s Alex Jacob. He’s the new Jeopardy! champion.
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    It's Mauricio Macri.

    The conservative danced on stage to celebrate his win. With nearly all the votes counted, Macri had 51.5% to ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli's 48.5%, BBC News reported. Scioli conceded Sunday night.

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  2. 2. High Alert

    The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens on Monday due to increased terror threats. Until when is the alert in effect?

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    Jan. 1, 2016
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    Feb. 1, 2016
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    Feb. 24, 2016
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    March 24, 2016
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    It's Feb. 24, 2016.

    The State Department says Americans who are traveling should prepare for more security screening, follow the instructions of local authorities, and stay in touch with family members in case of emergency.

  3. 3. Space Travel

    Last Friday, NASA announced that private aerospace firm SpaceX won a bid to ferry American astronauts into space. Which other private company has also won a bid?

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    Lockheed Martin
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    Northrop Grumman
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    Boeing
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    United Technologies Corporation
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    It's Boeing.

    Boeing won the first such order in May, but NASA has not yet decided which company will run the first flight.

  4. 4. Police Conduct

    Jim Young / Reuters

    Protesters gathered in which U.S. city Tuesday after officials released a police dashcam video of a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager?

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    Los Angeles
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    Detroit
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    Chicago
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    Oakland
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    It's Chicago.

    Crowds of protesters gathered in downtown Chicago after city officials released the video of Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Van Dyke has been charged with murder.

  5. 5. Hello, It's Record-Breaking

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    Adele's new album, 25, has broken the one-week U.S. album sales record set by which group in 2000?

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    Backstreet Boys
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    Destiny's Child
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    NSYNC
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    The Black Eyed Peas
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    It's NSYNC.

    NYSNC’s No Strings Attached sold 2.416 million albums in its debut week. Adele’s 25 sold at least 2.43 million in about three days, and it still had more than three days left in the sales tracking week, Billboard reports.

  6. 6. E. Coli

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    U.S. health officials are investigating another E. coli outbreak. What food provider do they currently think it's linked to?

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    Taco Bell
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    Costco
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    Trader Joe's
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    IHOP
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    It's Costco.

    At least 19 people across seven U.S. states have been infected with a strain of E. coli bacteria federal health officials believe is linked to rotisserie chicken salads sold at Costco Wholesale stores.

    It's Costco.
  7. 7. Pope Francis

    Cliff Owen / AP

    Where in the world is Pope Francis?

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    Asia
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    South America
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    Africa
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    The Vatican, duh
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    It's Africa.

    Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for a three-nation African tour, the BBC reports. It's his first visit to the continent as pontiff.

    It's Africa.
    Via Andrew Medichini
  8. 8. Downed Russian Warplane

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    Which country shot down a Russian warplane this week?

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    Syria
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    Turkey
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    China
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    The U.S.
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    It's Turkey.

    Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border. Turkish authorities said the plane violated the country’s airspace.

    It's Turkey.
    Via Anadolu Agency / Getty Images
  9. 9. TOTUS

    Carlos Barria / Reuters

    President Obama held his seventh Thanksgiving turkey pardoning on Wednesday. What are the names of this year's lucky birds?

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    Ginger and Honey
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    Cranberry and Stuffing
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    Honest and Abe
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    George and Martha
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    It's Honest and Abe.

    When pardoning Abe, Obama joked, “He is TOTUS. The Turkey Of The United States.”

    It's Honest and Abe.

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