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 senior managing editor Megan Wiegand.
Can you ace the quiz and beat Wiegand? Good luck!
Japan’s Princess Mako married her longtime boyfriend Kei Komuro on Tuesday. Under imperial law, a princess must leave the royal family if she marries a commoner. To the couple, we dedicate the twin spin of Roxette’s “Listen to Your Heart” and Elton John’s “Sacrifice.” No sacrifices necessary to participate in this week’s Slate News Quiz.
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