Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

Want more quizzes? Pucker up and test your wits on this week’s trivia quiz.

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!

Herschel Walker is on record saying the U.S. is made up of 52 states. Some Texas Republicans are pushing to reduce that number to 49. And Donald Trump is still in a state of denial. It all adds up to the state of play in the Slate News Quiz.

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