The Slate Quiz

Slate News Quiz, Slow Burn Edition

Test your knowledge of this season of Slow Burn, about the lead-up to the Iraq war.

Soldiers in cars, George W. Bush, and Saddam Hussein
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Welcome to a special edition of the Slate News Quiz! This quiz will test your knowledge of your favorite podcast, Slow Burn. Using captivating archival tape and a wide range of interviews with politicians, intelligence officials, and journalists, host Noreen Malone took listeners this season through the conditions and circumstances that led the United States to invade Iraq. But how much did you really learn?

Questions are multiple-choice, and time is of the essence: You have 50 seconds to answer, and as the seconds tick away, the question’s point value drops from 50 all the way down to zero, so you’ll want to click on your answer as fast as you possibly can. There’s no penalty for an incorrect answer, so feel free to take a guess. At the end of the quiz, you’ll be able to compare your score with that of the average contestant, as well as with the score of a Slatester who has agreed to take the quiz on the record. This week’s contestant is Joel Anderson, host of the next season of Slow Burn (coming later this year!) and of Slow Burn Season 3, about Tupac and Biggie.

Can you ace the quiz and beat Anderson? Good luck!

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