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 international editor Joshua Keating.

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

An 11-month-old cougar was surrendered by its owner who was keeping the 80-pound animal in an apartment in the Bronx. And I’m not even allowed to own one tiny pet turtle. You need to be more hare than tortoise to score big in the Slate News Quiz.

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.

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