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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

President Obama announced he is sending more troops to Iraq, the EPA identified another cause of global warming, and Apple unveiled a new music service. Take the BuzzFeed News Quiz, made from stories in the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Posted on June 12, 2015, at 7:03 a.m. ET

  1. 1.

    A Turkish woman casts her ballot as she votes in Turkey’s general election at a polling station in a primary school in Ankara on Sunday. Adem Altan / Getty Images

    Turkey’s governing party, the Islamist and conservative Justice and Development party (AKP), lost power this week for the first time in how many years?

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    3 years
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    13 years
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    23 years
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    33 years
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 13 years.

    The results were a setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had hoped to win enough seats to rewrite the constitution and increase the power of his largely ceremonial role. AKP earned 41% of the vote and still has more seats than any other party.

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    Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi speaks during a bilateral meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G7 Summit. Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images

    President Obama approved the deployment of 450 more military personnel to train Iraqi forces fighting ISIS. How many American troops are already on the ground in Iraq?

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    About 300
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    About 3,100
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    About 31,000
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    About 310,000
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's about 3,100.

    The additional 450 troops will “train, advise, and assist” Iraqi forces in the country’s Anbar province, the White House said.

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    AP

    An Associated Press survey found that abortions are down since 2010 in which U.S. states?

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    Nearly all states
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    Almost no states
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    Mostly in "red" conservative states
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    Mostly in "blue" liberal states
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s nearly all states.

    “Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them — but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected,” AP reports.

  4. 4.

    American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads the field out of the fourth turn during the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes. Elsa / Getty Images

    American Pharoah won horse racing’s Triple Crown last Saturday. When did the last horse to accomplish the feat do so?

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    1964
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    Incorrect
    1978
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    1990
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    2007
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 1978.

    Affirmed won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Eleven horses between Affirmed in 1978 and American Pharoah in 2015 won the first two races but lost the third.

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    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on "The View" in 2012. AP

    Who was announced as a new co-host of “The View”?

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    Raven-Symoné
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    Rosie O’Donnell
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    Lauren Graham
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    Rosie Perez
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    Wrong!

    It's Raven-Symoné.

    She has been a guest co-host on the show 40 times and replaces Rosie O’Donnell, who left in February. (Rosie Perez is already a co-host, and Lauren Graham was in the news this week because of the ~Gilmore Girls cast reunion~.)

    It's Raven-Symoné.
    Invision / AP
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    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in 2014. AP

    What did the Environmental Protection Agency this week say is contributing to global warming?

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    Airplanes
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    Electronic waste
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    Incorrect
    Auto racing
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    Rocket launches
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s airplanes.

    Airline exhaust adds some 760 million tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere every year, the EPA concluded.

  7. 7.

    Philipp Schmidli / Getty Images

    The office of the Attorney General for which one of these countries seized IT equipment from FIFA offices this week?

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    Germany
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    Incorrect
    Trinidad & Tobago
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    Switzerland
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    United States
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Switzerland.

    A FIFA official confirmed that the Swiss Attorney General’s office seized IT data relating to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups from FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich.

  8. 8.

    AP / Carlos Osorio

    Which state’s governor signed a package of bills that allows adoption agencies to reject LGBT parents on religious grounds?

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    Indiana
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    Incorrect
    Michigan
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    Kansas
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    Ohio
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    Wrong!

    It’s Michigan.

    The Republican-backed bills are more narrowly tailored versions of religious freedom laws, which have drawn intense criticism in Indiana and Arkansas.

  9. 9.

    BuzzFeed Illustration

    Apple announced its new music service, Apple Music, at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Which artist took the stage to promote it?

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    Lady Gaga
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    T-Wayne
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    Drake
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    Usher
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    Wrong!

    It's Drake.

    Apple Music will give users access to their personal iTunes libraries, internet radio, and the ability to stream everything in the iTunes store — all in one app for $9.99 per month.

    It's Drake. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Giphy / Via giphy.com

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