Sunday, March 2, 2014

Play the Slate News Quiz

74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings posts a weekly quiz at For those who aren't familiar with Ken Jennings, I've posted this video of his final jeopardy question.

The quiz consists of 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. 
  • 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.  (I'm just copying the words from the quiz, I don't think anyone who reads this blog has a puny brain!)
At the end of the quiz, you’ll be able to compare your score with that of the average contestant, as well as to the score of someone who works at Slate. This week that person is Slate senior editor David Haglund. He runs Brow Beat, Slate’s culture blog.

Click here and scroll down to take the quiz. I managed to beat the average contestant but not David Haglund. I don't think I finished reading any of the questions.

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