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 Slate Plus editor Chau Tu.

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

Sharks are swimming in the Thames, a rare lobster’s found in Maine/ A bear dipped in a pool, and camels ran amok in Spain/ A cow went for a ride on a Brazilian water slide/ Car 54, where are you? Shift your brain into high gear for this week’s 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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