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Do You Know What Happened In The News This Week?

Students at a few U.S. schools are protesting against the handling of alleged racism on their campuses, SeaWorld is ending its signature killer whale show, and some people are pissed off at Starbucks. 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 November 13, 2015, at 7:23 a.m. ET

  1. 1. Causing A ~Stir~

    Starbucks’ release of what caused a backlash from some people this week?

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    Its signature coffee recipe
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    Its holiday-themed cups
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    Its hourly wage for workers
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    Its holiday-themed pastries
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s Starbucks' holiday-themed cups

    Starbucks unveiled a more minimalist design of its holiday-themed red cups. The fact that they don’t feature any holiday symbols caused quite a ~stir~ with many critics accusing the company of waging a war on Christmas.

    It’s Starbucks' holiday-themed cups
  2. 2. Myanmar Elections

    Nicolas Asfouri / AFP / Getty Images

    Myanmar held historic elections last weekend, and the National League for Democracy Party is on track for a landslide win. Who leads that party?

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    Senior General Than Shwe
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    President Thein Sein
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    Politician Khin Nyunt
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    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
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    Wrong!

    It’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

    The country had been ruled by an oppressive military junta for almost half a century, and Suu Kyi spent roughly 15 years under house arrest for her efforts to promote democracy.

    It’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
  3. 3. Republican Debate

    Jeffrey Phelps / AP

    The candidates for the Republican presidential nomination faced off in their fourth debate on Tuesday. Where was it held?

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    Kansas City
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    Milwaukee
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    Chicago
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    Minneapolis
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    Wrong!

    It's Milwaukee

    And the stage there was less crowded, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee were bumped to the earlier “undercard” debate.

  4. 4. SeaWorld

    Mike Blake / Reuters

    SeaWorld said that it’s ending its signature killer whale shows at which location?

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    Tampa
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    San Antonio
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    San Diego
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    Orlando
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    Wrong!

    It's San Diego

    SeaWorld will get rid of its famous killer whale show in San Diego after 2016, amid ongoing criticism of its treatment of captive orcas.

    It's San Diego
  5. 5. Fighting ISIS

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    Kurdish forces, bolstered by U.S. airstrikes, launched an offensive to take back which key Iraqi town from ISIS?

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    Ramadi
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    Sinjar
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    Mosul
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    Baghdad
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    Wrong!

    It's Sinjar

    The mountain was the scene of some of ISIS’s worst atrocities. The militants massacred the local Yazidi religious minority during their summer 2014 surge into northern Iraq.

    It's Sinjar
  6. 6. Daily Fantasy Sports Sites

    Stephan Savoia / AP

    Popular daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel were ordered to stop taking bets in which U.S. state?

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    Nevada
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    California
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    New York
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    New Jersey
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    Wrong!

    It’s New York

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered the two popular fantasy football websites to stop taking bets from New Yorkers, calling them illegal under state law.

  7. 7. Doping In Athletics

    Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images

    A landmark report from the World Anti-Doping Agency said that which country should be banned from international competition due to evidence of “widespread doping”?

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    Nigeria
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    Russia
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    Finland
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    South Africa
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    Wrong!

    It's Russia

    President Vladimir Putin has called for an internal probe into sensational allegations that the nation’s athletes had engaged in widespread, state-approved doping.

    It's Russia
  8. 8. Racism On Campus

    Jeff Roberson/AP

    Officials at which two colleges resigned this week amid student protests over racial tension campus?

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    University of Virginia and University of California, Berkeley
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    University of Missouri and Claremont McKenna College
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    University of Minnesota and University of California, Santa Barbara
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    University of Missouri and University of Southern California
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    Wrong!

    It's the University of Missouri and Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont McKenna Dean of Students Mary Spellman’s resignation comes on the heels of the sudden departure of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, who quit his position on Monday amid pressure from students who claimed university officials did not properly handle alleged racism on campus.

    It's the University of Missouri and Claremont McKenna College
  9. 9. An Infamous Airline Heist

    Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters

    Vincent Asaro was found not guilty of helping to plan the Lufthansa heist of 1978, a multi-million dollar robbery that was depicted in which famous mobster film?

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    <i>The Departed</i>
    The Departed
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    <i>Casino</i>
    Casino
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    <i>The Godfather</i>
    The Godfather
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    <i>Goodfellas</i>
    Goodfellas
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    It's Goodfellas

    The 1978 robbery at Kennedy Airport’s Lufthansa terminal led to a score of $6 million in cash and jewels. It was one of the main storylines depicted in Martin Scorcese’s Goodfellas, which featured Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta.

    It's Goodfellas

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