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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Democratic candidates squared off in their first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign, daily fantasy sports sites are under investigation, and Niagara Falls has a really creepy new recycling mascot. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app (now on both Android and iOS!) and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Posted on October 16, 2015, at 7:03 a.m. ET

  1. 1. The End Of An Era

    CW via Giphy

    Tyra Banks announced that America’s Next Top Model is finally coming to an end after this season. What season is the show currently on?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's 22

    When it premiered in 2003, ANTM was the only reality show set in the fashion world.

  2. 2. An Interesting Time To Be Square

    Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty Images

    Square announced some big news this week. What’s changing for the payments and small business software company?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's going public.

    The company filed its S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday, and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SQ.

  3. 3. Major, Major Leagues

    TOTALPROSPORTS.COM via Giphy

    The final four teams in the MLB playoffs are set. One of them hasn’t won the World Series since 1908. Which team is it?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It’s the Chicago Cubs.

    FiveThirtyEight’s ratings “give the Cubs a 60 percent chance of reaching the World Series; it would be the team’s first appearance there since 1945.” The team hasn’t won the World Series in 108 years.

  4. 4. Man Booker Prize

    Neil Hall/Reuters

    Which book received the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It’s “A Brief History of Seven Killings” by Marlon James.

    James, whose novel was inspired by Bob Marley, is the first Jamaican to win the prestigious award.

    Via Neil Hall/ Reuters
  5. 5. Fantasy Sports Sites Investigation

    Stephan Savoia / AP

    One U.S. state said that daily fantasy sports sites are a form of gambling and have ordered them shut down. Which state was it?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Nevada.

    “The decision comes amid growing backlash by investigators and regulators over the sites, which have grown in popularity in the past year,” the Associated Press reports. Sites like DraftKings and FanDuel will be affected.

  6. 6. The Dems Debate

    Nati Harnik / AP

    The Democrats running for U.S. president in 2016 had their first debate this week. Referring to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, one candidate said, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” Who was it?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Bernie Sanders.

    Clinton responded with a smile, turning to reach over as she said, “Thank you, Bernie.” Clinton’s controversial use of personal email to conduct government business as secretary of state has been a major story during the campaign.

  7. 7. WikiLeaks

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was in the news this week. Where has he been living since 2012?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It’s the UK.

    The Ecuadorian embassy in London has housed Assange since 2012. An Ecuadorean government memo reveals that a conservative British government minister suggested two months ago that the rising costs of the three-year diplomatic stand-off over Aassnage were unsustainable in the current economic climate. The government decided to withdraw the police guard from outside the building.

  8. 8. U.S. In Afghanistan

    Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

    President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. will keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016. How many troops are currently in Afghanistan?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It’s 9,800.

    The troops currently in Afghanistan will remain in the country through most of 2016, Obama said. Troops will remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of Obama’s term in 2017, despite earlier plans to end the 14-year-old conflict by the time he left office.

  9. 9. Creepy AF

    Niagara Falls has a terrifying new recycling mascot. Which one of these creatures will attempt to get more kids to recycle? And also be extremely creeped out?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Totes McGoats

    "Totes will visit the area's schools as part of the Niagara Falls Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Team to help promote the city's year-old recycling program and also give everyone nightmares," Mashable writes.

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.