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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Google shocked everyone by changing its name, Beyoncé was selected for the cover of Vogue's September issue, and "Sesame Street" struck a deal. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Last updated on August 14, 2015, at 7:23 a.m. ET

Posted on August 14, 2015, at 7:23 a.m. ET

  1. 1.

    AP

    Pro Football Hall of Famer and sportscaster Frank Gifford died on Sunday at age 84. What year was he NFL MVP?

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    1946
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    1956
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    1966
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    1976
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    It's 1956

    That’s the year Gifford, who played both offense and defense, led the New York Giants to an NFL championship (it wasn’t called the Super Bowl back then).

    It's 1956
    AP
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    Chris Carlson / AP

    What weird device is California using to conserve its water supply as it deals with a historic drought?

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    Anti-pollution pails
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    Conservation buckets
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    Shade balls
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    Water baskets
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    It's shade balls

    Los Angeles is using 96 million “shade balls” to help with water conservation. They’re tiny, plastic balls that block sunlight to slow evaporation, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    It's shade balls
    Damian Dovarganes / AP
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    Manu Fernandez / AP

    Google said on Monday that it would undergo a corporate reorganization and adopt a new name. What is it?

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    Alphabet
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    Brainflow
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    Cloudsurf
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    Dalmatian
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    It's Alphabet

    It’s a move that separates the company’s core advertising-driven businesses from its more experimental projects. Don’t worry, the Google name still exists; Google Inc. is just now the largest subsidiary of Alphabet.

    It's Alphabet
    BuzzFeed
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    Kena Betancur / AFP / Getty Images

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday he has cancer, and the disease has spread to several parts of his body. How many living former U.S. presidents are there?

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    Three
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    Four
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    Five
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    Six
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    It's four

    They are Carter, 90; George H.W. Bush, 91; Bill Clinton, 68; and George W. Bush, 69. Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981.

    It's four
    AP photos
  5. 5.

    @jeffisrael25

    Who is the person in this courtroom sketch from Wednesday supposed to be?

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    Peyton Manning
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    Tom Brady
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    Aaron Rodgers
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    Russell Wilson
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    It's Tom Brady

    A federal judge on Wednesday grilled an attorney representing the NFL over the lack of direct evidence linking New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to under-inflated footballs used during the AFC Championship game. Meanwhile, the artist who drew the sketch, Jane Rosenberg, told the New York Times, “I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is.”

    It's Tom Brady
    Mary Altaffer / AP
  6. 6.

    Vogue

    Beyonce will be the third black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue’s September issue. Who was the first?

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    Naomi Campbell
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    Beverly Johnson
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    Halle Berry
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    Tyra Banks
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    It's Naomi Campbell

    Campbell covered the September issue in 1989 and Halle Berry was the second black woman to land the spot, in 2010. Check out Beyonce’s cover here.

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    AP

    Tinder went on a Twitter rant about which publication’s story about the dating app?

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    New York Times
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    TechCrunch
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    Mashable
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    Vanity Fair
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    It's Vanity Fair

    Read their piece, titled “Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse.” And check out Tinder’s full tweetstorm response here.

    It's Vanity Fair Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Michelle Rial
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    Robin Marchant / Getty Images

    What network announced a deal with Sesame Workshop to premiere the next five seasons of “Sesame Street”?

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    ABC
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    CBS
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    HBO
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    Showtime
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    The partnership will allow Sesame Street to almost double its episodes per season, producing 35 episodes a year, up from 18.

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    Richard Drew / AP

    Which country moved to devalue its currency this week, essentially making its goods cheaper?

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    China
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    Italy
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    Japan
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    Greece
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    It's China

    The moves have sparked fears “that the world’s second largest economy is in worse shape than investors believed,” The Guardian writes.

    It's China
    AP

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