Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.

Want more quizzes? This week’s quiz is ripe for the picking.

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 vice president of audio Alicia Montgomery.

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

Americans celebrate democracy every year with a show of fireworks, ironically, an invention of the firmly anti-democratic Chinese. With her visit to Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi has lit the fuse on what may be China’s biggest pyrotechnics show ever, complete with flying missiles. Show your sparkle in this week’s Slate News Quiz.

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