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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

President Obama unveiled a climate-change plan, Republicans had their first debate in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, and a comedian spoke out against gun violence. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Posted on August 7, 2015, at 8:34 a.m. ET

  1. 1.

    Stringer France / Reuters

    What is the name of the island where a wing fragment from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was found?

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    Mykonos
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    Réunion
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    Koz
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    Mauritius
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    It's Réunion

    Malaysia’s prime minister confirmed at a news conference Wednesday that a piece of the airplane wing found last week is from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

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    Ricardo Arduengo / AP

    Which of these is an American territory that defaulted on its debt this week?

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    Guam
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    Costa Rica
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    American Samoa
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    Puerto Rico
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    Puerto Rico

    “Debt-ravaged Puerto Rico is in default after forking over only a fraction due in a bond payment, raising the prospect of further pain for the recession-plagued commonwealth and potential impacts on U.S. investors,” USA Today reported.

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    Jeff Chiu / AP

    Wildfires, like the ones California has been experiencing this week, run the risk of boosting levels of what airborne particle that can cause lung and heart disease?

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    H2O
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    PM2.5
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    A3.1
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    Z5
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    It's PM2.5

    “The American West, already ravaged by drought, faces an intense fire season. That’s bad news for people with lung or heart disease — and things will only get worse as the region gets hotter and drier,” BuzzFeed News’ Peter Aldhous writes.

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    Which actress and comedian called for measures to address gun violence and mental health this week after a gunman fatally shot two people in Louisiana?

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    Amy Schumer
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    Sarah Silverman
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    Whoopi Goldberg
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    Tina Fey
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    It's Amy Schumer

    The comedian’s movie “Trainwreck” was playing at a Louisiana theater when a gunman fatally shot two and injured nine others before killing himself. Schumer and her second cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, teamed up this week.

    It's Amy Schumer
    Seth Wenig / AP
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    Andrew Harnik / AP

    President Obama this week unveiled details of a plan he described as “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against climate change.” What is the name of the plan?

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    Clean Power Plan
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    Climate Action Now
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    Clean Energy Initiative
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    America For Climate Action
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    It’s Clean Power Plan

    According to the White House, the plan would reduce carbon emissions by 32% from levels seen a decade ago — the equivalent of cutting electricity from 108 million U.S. homes, or taking 166 million cars off the roads.

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    YouTube

    A new trailer came out this week for “Deadpool,” Marvel’s “merc with the mouth” antihero. Which actor plays Deadpool in the 2016 film?

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    Ryan Reynolds
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    Chris Pratt
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    Aaron Paul
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    Michael B. Jordan
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    It's Ryan Reynolds

    Check out the trailer here (it’s a bit NSFW).

    It's Ryan Reynolds
    AP
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    AP

    Jon Stewart's final episode of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central aired on Thursday night. When did he start hosting the show?

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    1996
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    1999
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    2003
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    2006
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    It's 1999

    Stewart has hosted the program since 1999, when he took over from Craig Kilborn. The network announced on March 30 that Trevor Noah would replace Stewart as host.

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    AP

    Which city faced a public transportation strike this week?

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    Paris
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    New York
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    London
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    Madrid
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    It's London

    The strike affected London's entire Tube network beginning on Wednesday night. "Members of four unions are taking industrial action for the second time in a month because of a deadlocked dispute over plans to launch a new all-night service next month," The Guardian reported.

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    Because 17 Republicans are running for president, the first 2016 Republican debate was split into two sessions. Only 10 candidates, based on polling, were able to participate in the main debate. Which of these candidates didn't make the cut?

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    Rick Perry
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    Jeb Bush
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    Chris Christie
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    John Kasich
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    It's Rick Perry

    The former Texas governor was edged out by Kasich, the current Ohio governor, for the final spot. He participated with the other six lowest-polling candidates in a debate earlier in the evening on Thursday.

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