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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

A county clerk in the U.S. refused to sign marriage licenses, a study revealed there are way more trees in the world than previously believed, and Google debuted a new logo. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

Posted on September 4, 2015, at 8:01 a.m. ET

  1. 1. Same-Sex Marriage

    Ty Wright / Getty Images

    A county clerk in the U.S., Kim Davis, has been refusing to issue marriage licenses after same-sex marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court. In which state does she work?

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    Kentucky
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    Indiana
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    Tennessee
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    Ohio
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    It's Kentucky

    Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk, says she has a religious objection to issuing licenses to same-sex couples. She was found in contempt of court and jailed early Thursday afternoon.

  2. 2. A Mountain By Any Other Name...

    Becky Bohrer / AP

    President Obama said the official name of the tallest mountain in North America will be changed back to Denali, the name given to the peak by the Koyukon Athabascan, who have lived in Alaska for thousands of years. Which president has it been named for since 1896?

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    Hayes
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    Buchanan
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    McKinley
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    Garfield
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    It's McKinley

    Denali, which means “the high one” in the Athabaskan language spoken, was first renamed Densmore’s Mountain in the 19th century by European American explorers. During President McKinley’s second campaign, the mountain was renamed Mount McKinley in 1896 to boost his candidacy.

  3. 3. MTV Video Music Awards

    AP images

    Who won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year on Sunday?

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    Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar for “Bad Blood”
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    Beyoncé for “7/11″
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    Ed Sheeran for “Thinking Out Loud”
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    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk”
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    It's Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar for “Bad Blood”

    Swift also won VMAs for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and Best Collaboration.

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  4. 4. That's A Lot Of Coffee

    Purebulk.com

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings to distributors of pure caffeine products for inappropriate labeling. One teaspoon of pure powdered caffeine is roughly equivalent to how many cups of ☕️ ?

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    4
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    8
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    14
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    28
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    It's 28

    The FDA announced on Tuesday that it has issued warning letters to five companies that distribute pure caffeine powder, sold without regulations as a dietary supplement on many websites. It’s an incredibly potent drug. Just one teaspoon of caffeine can cause vomiting, anxiety, and heart problems.It’s an incredibly potent drug. Just one teaspoon of caffeine can cause vomiting, anxiety, and heart problems.

  5. 5. 2024 Summer Olympics

    Eric Gaillard / Reuters

    Which U.S. city was officially selected as the American candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics?

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    Boston
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    Los Angeles
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    Chicago
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    Atlanta
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    It's Los Angeles

    LA has hosted the Summer Olympics twice before, in in 1932 and 1984. It will be “ among the front-runners and joins a race that includes heavy favorite Paris, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg,” Reuters reports. Boston’s bid was withdrawn in July.

  6. 6. Fewer Troops

    Andy Wong / AP

    Which country this week said it was cutting its military by 300,000 personnel?

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    India
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    China
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    North Korea
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    Japan
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    It's China

    After the cuts, China’s military will have 2 million members. President Xi Jinping announced the cuts, part of a larger effort to modernize the country’s armed forces, during a parade celebrating 70 years since the end of World War II. President Xi “described the cut as a gesture of peace — at a time when China’s neighbors have grown increasingly worried about its territorial claims and military strength,” the New York Times writes.

  7. 7. One, Two, Tree, Four...

    AP

    A study released in Nature found there are many more trees on Earth than previously estimated. How many trees did a team of 38 scientists determine are on the planet?

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    304 million
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    3.4 billion
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    340 billion
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    3.04 trillion
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    It's 3.04 trillion

    The previous estimate was 400 billion. “The study also finds that there are 46 percent fewer trees on Earth than there were before humans started the lengthy, but recently accelerating, process of deforestation,” the Washington Post reports.

  8. 8. Obama And Climate Change

    Andrew Harnik / AP

    President Obama urged global leaders to address climate change during a visit where?

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    Alaska
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    Russia
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    Greenland
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    Canada
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    It's Alaska

    Obama’s trip marks the first time that a U.S. President ever toured Alaska’s Arctic. “What’s happening in Alaska is just a preview of what will happen to the rest of us if we don’t take action, it’s our wake-up call,” Obama said in a video previewing the three-day trip.

  9. 9. Google's New Look

    Google introduced a new logo this week, replacing the one above. Which of these is the new logo?

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    It's the biggest logo change for Google since 1999.

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