Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to test your knowledge of the week’s news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging from politics to business, from culture to sports to science.

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 executive editor Allison Benedikt.

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

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If this is your first time playing, read the rules here. The quiz may require you to turn on cookies in your browser for it to function properly.

Correction, Aug. 17, 2021: A question in the quiz originally misstated which fire was the largest in California history.

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