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 director of media relations Katie Rayford.

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

William Shatner returns to the big screen this month. Well, his face does, as killer Michael Myers returns in Halloween Kills, still wearing a mask based on Capt. James Kirk. Myers may be scary, but he can’t compare to the horror of hearing Shatner “sing” “Mr. Tambourine Man.” In the jingle jangle morning, try the Slate News Quiz.

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