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Evacuees watched smoke rise from a wildfire in Clearlake, Calif. Kent Porter/The Press Democrat, via Associated Press

A wildfire burning northwest of Sacramento grew into the largest fire in California’s recorded history this week.

The blaze, one of approximately 17 large fires around the state, is called the Mendocino Fire.

Which word fills in the blank?

Complex

Forest

Mountain

Valley

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Rick Gates outside court in February. Erin Schaff for The New York Times

Rick Gates testified this week in the fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager.

Mr. Gates, the prosecution’s star witness and Mr. Manafort’s onetime protégé, testified that he had been involved in criminal activity with his former boss.

The charges Mr. Manafort faces stem from work the two men did together for pro-Russia political forces in which country?

Georgia

Lithuania

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

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President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela at the ceremony, before the attack. Juan Barreto/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A speech by President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela last Saturday was interrupted by what the government later called an assassination attempt.

What did the attack involve?

An angry mob

Drones

Poison

Snipers

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Andrew Spear for The New York Times

Five states voted on Tuesday, including one in which the Republican candidate maintained a slim lead in a special election to fill a House seat.

Which state was it?

Kansas

Michigan

Missouri

Ohio

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Thousands gathered outside Congress as the Senate debated a bill to legalize abortion. Ivan Pisarenko/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A bill to legalize abortion was narrowly defeated on Thursday, dealing a stinging defeat to a grass-roots movement that had galvanized women’s groups throughout Latin America.

The Senate rejected the measure in which country?

Argentina

Colombia

Mexico

Peru

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Indra Nooyi. Mike Cohen for The New York Times

Indra Nooyi announced on Monday that she would step down after 12 years as the chief executive of which multinational conglomerate?

General Motors

IBM

Lockheed Martin

PepsiCo

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A student protest on Sunday. Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Students at several universities clashed with police officers in riot gear on Monday, as the government met what began as a protest over road safety with escalating force and panic.

The violence came during the second week of demonstrations after two students were killed and 12 wounded when a bus plowed into a bus stop on July 29.

Which country is the site of the protests?

Bangladesh

Cambodia

The Philippines

Thailand

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Alex Jones and Infowars are leaders in using the internet to spread right-wing conspiracy theories. Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

Top technology firms took steps this week to severely restrict the reach of the internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars, his right-wing site that has been a leading peddler of false information online.

Which company did not erase posts and videos from Mr. Jones?

Apple

Google

Spotify

Twitter

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The new Ikea outlet. Atul Loke for The New York Times

Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, opened its first outlet this week in a country where it hopes to have 25 stores by 2025.

Name the country.

China

India

Thailand

Vietnam

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Sasha Maslov for The New York Times

This chef’s many restaurants accumulated more than 30 Michelin stars, a tally unequalled by any other.

Pictured above, he died on Monday in Geneva at the age of 73. Name him.

Paul Bocuse

Alain Chapel

Joël Robuchon

Jean Troisgros

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John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. David Mcnew/Reuters

The organization behind the Academy Awards announced a series of changes on Wednesday to address a plunge in TV ratings.

Which is not one of the changes?

Adding an award for blockbuster movies

Holding the awards earlier in the year

Presenting some awards during commercial breaks

Reducing the number of awards

Let’s block ads! (Why?)


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