Pew Research News Quiz bannerWhat do you know about the news?

Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,002 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted September 25-28 by the Pew Research Center.

When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American and compare responses across demographic groups.

Question 1 of 12

The Islamic militant group known as ISIS currently controls territory in which of these countries?

Question 2 of 12

What does the term “Common Core” refer to?

Question 3 of 12

Which one of these African countries has recently experienced a major outbreak of the Ebola virus?

Question 4 of 12

What is the national unemployment rate as reported by the government currently closer to?

Question 5 of 12

In which of the following predominately Muslim countries are there more Shia Muslims than Sunni Muslims?

Question 6 of 12

What is the federal minimum wage today?

Question 7 of 12

What is the industry that has primarily contributed to the recent economic boom in the state of North Dakota?

Question 8 of 12

On which of these activities does the U.S. government currently spend the most money?

Question 9 of 12

Who is the current Prime Minister of Israel?

Question 10 of 12

Approximately what share of Americans currently live at or below the federal poverty line?

Question 11 of 12

Ukraine was once part of…

Question 12 of 12

Who is the current chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board?

Demographic Question

Are you:

Demographic Question

What is your age?

Demographic Question

What is the last grade or class that you completed in school?