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 staff writer Heather Schwedel.
Can you ace the quiz and beat Schwedel? Good luck!
Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder, has been named Time’s Person of the Year for 2021. Here’s some fun. If you add the letter M to the front of Musk’s given name, and then switch his first and last name, you get MUSK MELON. Rearrange the letters in Tesla and you get Slate, the home of your favorite news quiz!
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