Think you’re pretty smart? Prove it with this week’s quiz.

You’ve proved you know what’s happening in the news. Now it’s time to test your wits on our trivia quiz. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted a challenging set of questions covering a wide range of topics—from history to literature, sports, food, culture, science, religion, and beyond. As always, there’s a theme to this week’s questions. How quickly can you figure it out?

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 special guest who has agreed to take the quiz on the record. This week’s contestant is Slate Plus member Eric Lynn. Want to be the featured contestant in the future? Join Slate Plus, then complete this form, and you could be selected to play a quiz on the record.

Can you ace the quiz and beat Eric Lynn? Good luck!

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