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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

It has been a complex week in news. Iranian nuclear talks in Lausanne, a historic election in Nigeria, a passionate battle over LGBT rights in Indiana and Arkansas. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Last updated on April 3, 2015, at 7:49 a.m. ET

Posted on April 3, 2015, at 7:49 a.m. ET

  1. 1)

    Afolabi Sotunde / Reuters

    Nigeria welcomes a new president this week after a historic elections that saw an incumbent lose for the first time since the country's independence in 1960. Who is Nigeria's new president?

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    Goodluck Jonathan
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    Chidi Odinkalu
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    Olusegun Obasanjo
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    Muhammadu Buhari
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    It's Muhammadu Buhari

    As BuzzFeed News' Hayes Brown writes, Buhari is "a former leader of Nigeria who previously took power through a coup, was ousted in yet another coup, and has since tried and failed repeatedly to return to power." For more information on Buhari, check out BuzzFeed News' Hayes Brown's profile of the former military ruler.

    It's Muhammadu Buhari
    Akintunde Akinleye / Reuters
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    Michael Conroy / AP

    Indiana sparked uproar after passing a "religious freedom" bill that some say allows business to discriminate against LGBT people. But Indiana isn't the only state to pass this kind of legislation in recent weeks. What's the other?

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    Ohio
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    Arkansas
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    Kentucky
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    Louisiana
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    It's Arkansas.

    Responding to pressure from business leaders, activist groups, and their own communities, Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers have made revisions to their "religious freedom" bills that explicitly provides protections for LGBT-people. For a deep dive into the differences — and similarities — between Indiana and Arkansas' bills, check out Philip Bump's great analysis in the Washington Post.

  3. 3)

    Byron L Keulemans/GQ South Africa

    On Monday, Comedy Central announced that 31-year-old comedian Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Noah is expected to bring a fresh, international dimension to the show. Where is Noah from?

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    South Africa
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    The United Kingdom
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    Australia
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    Hong Kong
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    It's South Africa

    He grew up in Soweto, has a South African mother and Swiss father, and speaks six languages. For a more in-depth look at Noah, check out his 2013 interview with Culture Magazine.

  4. 4)

    Mike Blake / Reuters

    Water restrictions were imposed on Wednesday in a state that has been struggling with a drought, which is currently in its fourth year. Which state was it?

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    Montana
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    Arizona
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    Texas
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    California
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    It's California.

    The water restriction is the first of its kind in the state's history. Catch up on the story by reading BuzzFeed News' Stephanie McNeal's write-up on the restrictions.

  5. 5)

    Brendan Smialowski / AP

    The Iranian nuclear talks concluded with a preliminary framework for deal in Thursday, with the U.S.-led coalition offering a historic incentive to lift economic sanctions should Iran end up signing the accord later in the summer. Part of Iran's requirements in this deal would be to limit its nuclear capabilities for a period of time. How long?

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    5 years
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    10 years
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    15 years
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    Indefinitely
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    It's 10 years.

    This one is tricky. According to the New York Times, what the parties to agreed to in Lausanne, "would drastically cut Iran’s capability for 10 years and then allow it to build up gradually for the next five." The talks now moves into a more formalized phase, with a deadline set at the end of June. Catch up on what happened in Lausanne withthis piece by BuzzFeed News' Rosie Gray.

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    Jim Young / Reuters

    Amid increasing pressure, a major corporation agreed to raise wages for its service workers earlier this week. Which company?

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    McDonald's
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    Macy's
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    Home Depot
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    Sears
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    It's McDonald's.

    The company has announced it will will soon be paid one dollar above the local minimum wage — but only for those who work in outlets owned by the company itself, not franchises. As a result, the changes will affect employees at about 10% of McDonald’s 14,000 locations in the U.S. Check out BuzzFeed News' Matthew Zeitlin's piece on the policy.

  7. 7)

    Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed

    Let's talk about music. Hip hop mogul (and trophy husband to Beyonce) Jay-Z announced the launch of his streaming service in a star-studded press conference on Monday. What is the service called?

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    Yeezy
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    Sonobos
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    The Black Album
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    Tidal
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    Flawless
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    The Pinkprint
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    Tidal

    He didn't actually come up with the name. Jay-Z had bought the company, which was already called Tidal, earlier this year for $56 million. For a look at Jay-Z's fancy press conference,check out this piece by BuzzFeed News' Reggie Ugwu.

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