Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

Want more quizzes? Test your wits on this week’s trivia quiz. It’s hard, but take your best shot!

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 Future Tense editor Torie Bosch.


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

Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has eaten a McDonald’s Big Mac nearly every day for the past 50 years. Regularly eating two Big Macs per day, Gorske has consumed more than 20 million calories, but he looks remarkably well for someone who should weigh 5,400 pounds. The Slate News Quiz does not require a special sauce to be good.

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.