Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

Want more quizzes? Check out Tuesday’s trivia quiz, where the theme is dogs and music.

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 writer Ben Mathis-Lilley.

Can you ace the quiz and beat Mathis-Lilley? Good luck!

An assistant principal in Mississippi was fired for reading the children’s book I Need a New Butt! to a group of second graders. Certainly, it was a cheeky move, but the man didn’t deserve the bum’s rush. You can bet your bottom dollar this week’s Slate News Quiz is great!

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