The Slate Quiz with quizmaster Ken Jennings: Play the news quiz for May 29.

Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Brow Beat Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.

Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Brow Beat Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.

Test your knowledge of the week’s news.
May 29 2015 2:30 AM

Play the Slate News Quiz

With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.

The skull of a prehistoric human relative that lived 430,000 years ago and found in a cave in northern Spain is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Madrid Scientific Films May 27, 2015.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films/Handout via Reuters.

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Ken Jennings.

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Welcome back to Slate’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.

Every Friday I’ll be testing your knowledge with 12 challenging questions on the week’s news events, big and small, including happenings in science, sports, politics, and culture both high and low. The questions are multiple-choice, and time is of the essence: You have 30 seconds to answer, and as the seconds tick away, the question’s point value drops from 50 all the way down to zero, so you’ll want to click on your answer as fast as you possibly can. There’s no penalty for an incorrect answer, so feel free to take a guess if your puny human brain fails you.

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 whom I’ve talked into taking the quiz on the record. This week’s contestant is Slate Brow Beat blogger Laura Bradley.

Think you can ace my quiz and beat Bradley? Good luck!

Correction, May 29, 2015: An explantion to one of the quiz answers misstated that a couple was unnamed. They were unarmed.