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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Donald Trump has called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., Venezuela has a new ruling party, and Serial is back. 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 December 11, 2015, at 6:58 a.m. ET

  1. 1. This Week In Trump

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    Which country is considering an online petition to ban Donald Trump after the Republican presidential candidate called for shutting down Muslim immigration to the U.S.?

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    Canada
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    Israel
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    The United Kingdom
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    Germany
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    Wrong!

    It's the United Kingdom.

    An online petition to ban Trump from the U.K. has received more than 100,000 signatures, which means parliament will have to consider the motion for debate.

  2. 2. It's Back

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    The second season of Serial is here. Who is it about?

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    Robert Durst
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    Chelsea Manning
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    Julian Assange
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    Bowe Bergdahl
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    It's Bowe Bergdahl.

    Bergdahl disappeared under mysterious circumstances from his Afghanistan base in 2009 and was subsequently captured by the Taliban. You will be able to hear Bergdahl recounting his experience of leaving the army base.

    It's Bowe Bergdahl.
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  3. 3. Police Conduct

    Susan Walsh / AP

    This week, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a civil rights probe into which city’s police department over its use of force?

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    Baltimore
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    Chicago
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    Oakland
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    Atlanta
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    It's Chicago.

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a broad Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Chicago police department, following protests over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and the release of police video showing his death.

  4. 4. Grammy Noms

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    The Recording Academy announced the 58th annual Grammy nominations on Monday. Which artist was NOT nominated for Album of the Year?

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    Kendrick Lamar
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    Via Cindy Ord / Getty Images for American Institute for Stuttering
    Ed Sheeran
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    Via Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
    Taylor Swift
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    Via Republic Records
    The Weeknd
    Via Republic Records
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    Wrong!

    It's Ed Sheeran.

    However, Ed Sheeran's “Thinking Out Loud" was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. So he's OK.

  5. 5. San Bernardino Shooting

    Susan Walsh / AP

    FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress on Wednesday about the investigation into last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. What did he reveal?

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    A third person was involved in planning the attack.
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    The attack was not an act of terrorism.
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    The shooters had been radicalized before they started dating each other.
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    A terrorist network in Los Angeles is responsible for the attack.
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    The shooters had been radicalized before they started dating each other.

    “Our investigation to date shows that [shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik] were radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online,” Comey said. “As early as the end of 2013 [they] were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom before they became engaged and married and were living in the U.S.”

  6. 6. Venezuela's Election

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    Venezuela's opposition party won a parliamentary majority on Sunday, ousting the ruling United Socialist Party after how many years?

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    30
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    52
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    16
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    24
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    It’s 16 years.

    It was the first time since former President Hugo Chavez took office in 1999 that the opposition had been expected to trump chavismo, the socialist movement the deceased president founded.

  7. 7. Guns In America

    Jessica Hill / AP

    Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy said that he was planning to sign an executive order preventing who from purchasing guns in the state?

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    People on federal watch lists
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    People with a history of mental illness
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    People who are not U.S. citizens
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    People who have traveled to Syria in the previous six months
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    It's people on federal watch lists.

    The effort to ban those on watch lists from buying guns, which has been supported by President Obama and most congressional Democrats, has arisen in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino terror attacks.

  8. 8. Hello From Space

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    NASA/JPL / Via youtube.com

    NASA released a new video of a dwarf planet on Thursday. What is the hunk of space rock's name?

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    Pluto
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    Starburst
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    Ceres
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    Eris
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    It's Ceres.

    Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt and is the closest dwarf planet to Earth.

  9. 9. The Name Of The Game Is?

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    This 1960s kids toy has become a surprise hit this holiday season. What is it called?

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    Guess What's For Dinner
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    Splat
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    Pie Face
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    Pack A Punch
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    It's Pie Face.

    As of Wednesday, Pie Face was out of stock at ToysRus.com but available from third-party sellers on Amazon, where it’s No. 1 in the board games category, and No. 3 for all toys and games after Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens.

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