Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

Want more quizzes? We’ve got some loaded questions for you in 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 deputy editor Lowen Liu.

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

Drought conditions are so bad in Northern Italy that the mayor of the Italian town of Castenaso is fining salons that practice double shampooing. The water levels of the Po River are so low that there is nothing left but the P. Wade into untested waters with this week’s Slate News Quiz.

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