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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Scientists made a cool discovery about Mars, a new ABC Family series about Nicki Minaj was announced, and the U.S. Congress averted a government shutdown—for now. 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.

Last updated on October 2, 2015, at 6:44 a.m. ET

Posted on October 2, 2015, at 6:44 a.m. ET

  1. 1. Hi, Android Users!

    Tony Avelar / AP

    Google announced its new Android operating system, the successor to Lollipop, will be released next week. What is its sweets-themed name?

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    Mars Bar
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    Milky Way
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    M&M
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    Marshmallow
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    It's Marshmallow

    Google revealed the new Nexus 5X and 6P phones, which will be the first to be released with Marshmallow installed. Previous versions were called Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat.

    It's Marshmallow
    Via Google
  2. 2. 2016 U.S. Presidential Race

    Charlie Neibergall / AP

    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised $28 million for her campaign in the past three months. How much did Sen. Bernie Sanders, another candidate for the Democratic nomination, raise?

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    About $5 million
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    About $17 million
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    About $26 million
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    About $50 million
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    It's about $26 million

    The independent senator’s haul brings him close to front-runner Clinton, which is a “major problem” for her, the Washington Post writes.

  3. 3. Is There Life On Mars?

    NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

    This week, scientists announced they found something cool about the possibility of life on Mars. What was it?

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    Liquid salt water
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    Ice
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    Bacteria
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    Seaweed
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    It's liquid salt water

    We already knew there was ice on Mars, but scientists discovered that lines on the surface of the planet known as “recurring slope lineae” are formed when salt water trickles down slopes.

    It's liquid salt water
    Via NASA / emojistickers.com / BuzzFeed
  4. 4. Kim Davis

    Timothy D. Easley / AP

    Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses, met with a high-profile figure last week. Who was it?

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    Pope Francis
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    President Obama
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    Billy Graham
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    The Archbishop of Canterbury
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    It's Pope Francis

    The meeting, which Vatican officials confirmed on Wednesday, took place in Washington, D.C., during the pope’s U.S. visit.

    It's Pope Francis
    Via Riccardo De Luca
  5. 5. War In Syria

    AP

    Which nation's parliament granted its president permission to send armed forces to Syria?

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    Russia
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    Japan
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    U.K.
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    China
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    It's Russia

    On Wednesday, Moscow announced that it had begun striking targets inside Syria. At first glance, it would appear that Russia is joining the ongoing U.S.-led anti-ISIS campaign. But the first round of strikes, according to Syrian activists, didn’t take place in ISIS-controlled territories in Syria’s east. Instead, they hit the provinces of Homs, Latakia, and Hana, areas where Western-backed rebels have been operating.

    It's Russia
    Via AP
  6. 6. Funding The U.S. Government

    Carolyn Kaster / AP

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a bill that avoids a government shutdown -- for now. How long does the spending bill last?

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    Until Monday
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    Through Nov. 15
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    Through Dec. 11
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    Through Dec. 31
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    It's through Dec. 11

    The spending bill includes funding for Planned Parenthood, which some Republicans opposed. The debate over the women’s health care group could come up again when it’s time to pass a long-term spending bill.

  7. 7. New Ralph Lauren CEO

    Mike Coppola / Getty Images

    Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO, but he’ll still play a big role at his company. The new CEO will be Stefan Larsson, who was previously president of what?

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    Old Navy
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    Abercrombie & Fitch
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    Brooks Brothers
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    Men's Wearhouse
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    It's Old Navy

    Stefan Larsson, the global president of Gap’s Old Navy and a leader at H&M before that, will become CEO in November but report to Lauren.

    It's Old Navy
    Via Jason DeCrow / AP
  8. 8. Cellphone Customers Hacked

    One of the major U.S. cell providers said up to 15 million customers could be affected by a hack of its credit partner, Experian. Which company is it?

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    Via AP
    T-Mobile
    Via AP
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    Via Getty Images
    Sprint
    Via Getty Images
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    Via AP
    AT&T
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    Via Getty Images
    Verizon
    Via Getty Images
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    It's T-Mobile

    "If you ever applied for device financing or service from T-Mobile anytime in the last two years, your personal information might have been stolen by hackers," the Washington Post reports.

  9. 9. Nicki Minaj's New Series

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    celebrity.yahoo.com

    Nicki Minaj will produce and appear in a new ABC Family series about her life growing up where?

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    Hollywood, Calif.
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    Brooklyn, N.Y.
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    Dallas, Texas
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    Queens, N.Y.
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    It's Queens, N.Y.

    The show will be a half hour comedy focusing on Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad, growing up in Queens, and everything that led to the star we see today. It starts shooting this winter in Queens.

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