The Slate Quiz with quizmaster Ken Jennings: Play the news quiz for June 19.

Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Assistant Editor? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.

Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Assistant Editor? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.

Test your knowledge of the week’s news.
June 19 2015 1:30 AM

Play the Slate News Quiz

With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.

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A hippopotamus walks across flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 14, 2015.

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Ken Jennings attends a press conference in 2011 in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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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 assistant editor Miriam Krule.

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

Correction, June 19, 2015: Question No. 12 originally misstated the nature of a ruling by the California Labor Commission. It applied to one woman, not all people with that job.