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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

The New York Stock Exchange went down, the Pope took a trip to three countries, and Ariana Grande licked a pastry. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories in new BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Posted on July 10, 2015, at 7:15 a.m. ET

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    Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

    Following last week’s vote to reject conditions of a bailout, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he would resign at the urging of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, to help further negotiations. Who replaced Varoufakis?

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    Wolfgang Schäuble
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    Euclid Tsakalotos
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    Gikas Hardouvelis
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    Mario Draghi
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    It's Euclid Tsakalotos

    Varoufakis said he was made aware that of a “certain preference” among some eurozone negotiators for his “absence” from any future talks shortly after the referendum results were announced. Tsakalotos will be central to any negotiations. All 28 European Union countries will meet at a summit on Sunday to discuss a potential deal. “Deadlines have come and gone without serious consequences, but … Sunday[‘s] might really be a crunch point,” the New York Times writes.

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    John Bazemore / AP

    The Confederate flag will be taken down on Friday from statehouse grounds in this capital city, after the state’s governor signed a bill authorizing its removal. Which city was it?

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    Columbia
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    Charleston
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    Charlotte
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    Lexington
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    It's Columbia

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday signed a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds, noting the weeks of grief and compassion that have consumed the state since a gunman killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.

    It's Columbia
    The New York Times / Via YouTube
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    Spencer Platt / Getty Images

    The New York Stock Exchange stopped trading for several hours on Wednesday. Why did trading stop?

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    Because of a cyber attack
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    Because of the Greek debt crisis
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    Because of a technical issue
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    Because of instability in China’s stock market
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    It's because of a technical issue

    According to a statement on NYSE’s website, the problem was triggered by a software update.

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    Matt Rourke / AP

    This week, it was revealed that Bill Cosby admitted he got drugs with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with. When did he make this admission?

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    In 2005, in the course of a lawsuit
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    This week, when he was caught on a hot mic
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    In 1982, during a long-forgotten news interview
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    Two years ago, in recently discovered documentary footage
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    It's in 2005 in the course of a lawsuit

    He was being questioned under oath after a woman who claimed he assaulted her filed suit. The admission came to light because the Associated Press went to court to have documents related to the lawsuit released.

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    Gregorio Borgia / AP

    Pope Francis did an eight-day tour of three countries on this continent this week. Which continent was it?

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    North America
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    Africa
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    Europe
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    South America
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    It's South America

    “Francis, known to some as ‘the pope of the poor,’ chose to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay specifically because they are among the poorest and most marginal nations of a region that is home to 40% of the world’s Catholics,” The Guardian writes. More than a million people are expected to attend Francis’ public masses in each country, according to The Guardian.

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    AP file

    Which company said it was laying off 7,800 people, mostly in the phone business it acquired from Nokia?

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    Samsung
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    Microsoft
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    Blackberry
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    T-Mobile
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    It's Microsoft

    Microsoft is backing down from its attempt to become a major smartphone maker, saying it is moving away from efforts to build “a standalone phone business.” Last year it acquired a phone business from Nokia in a $9.4 billion deal.

    It's Microsoft
    Microsoft
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    Harry How / Getty Images

    New York City will host a parade for the U.S. Women’s National Team on Friday, following their World Cup win last week. What type of parade is it?

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    Ticker-tape
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    Carnival
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    Victory
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    Cavalcade
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    It's ticker-tape!

    A ticker-tape parade. New York City will hold a ticker-tape parade for the Team USA soccer stars. They’ll be the first female athletes to receive the honor in more than a half century, according to the Wall Street Journal. Ticker-tape parades are named after the material once used as a recording medium for tape machines but that doubles as a type of confetti during parades, BuzzFeed’s Tamerra Griffin writes.

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    Greg Mathieson/Mai/Mai/The LIFE Images Collection / Getty Images

    Which animals have become the hidden victims of the war on terror by being subjected to experiments involving pain and distress?

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    Mice
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    Monkeys
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    Dogs
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    Elephants
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    It's monkeys

    They have been deliberately infected with deadly bacteria and viruses, including plague, anthrax, Ebola, and smallpox since 2002,

    It's monkeys
    Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Images
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    Scott Roth / AP

    What baked good was Ariana Grande caught licking?

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    Scones
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    Cupcakes
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    Doughnuts
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    Cookies
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    It's doughnuts

    A day after footage emerged of Ariana Grande saying she hates America after secretly licking doughnuts, the singer has apologized for her “poor choice of words.”

    It's doughnuts Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    TMZ via YouTube

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