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 staff writer Rebecca Onion.


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

The new year is barely underway and already it has earned a slogan: Catch ’22. The number of daily COVID cases in the U.S. has been doubling every few days. A new single-day record of more than 1 million new cases was set this week. While COVID testing isn’t yet completely mandatory, the Slate News Quiz offers mandatory testing fun.

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