Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

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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 technology editor Jonathan Fischer.

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

Santa Claus is running to represent Alaska in the House of Representatives. Yes, Virginia, he is real and that is his legal name. Among the other 47 candidates is former Gov. Sarah Palin, who can probably see the North Pole from her house. Miss the Slate News Quiz and you’ll be on Santa’s naughty list!

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.