Do you know more about the news than the average American?

What do you know about the news?

Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,052 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted online August 7-14 by the Pew Research Center. The new survey includes a mixture of multiple-choice questions using photographs, maps, charts, and text.

When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American, as well as with the scores of college graduates and those who didn’t attend college; with men and women; and with people your age as well as other ages.

Question 1 of 13

What does the gold shaded area on this map represent? All states that currently…

Question 2 of 13

Which one is a U.S. Senator from Florida?

Question 3 of 13

Which best describes the relative numbers of men and women graduating from college with bachelor’s degrees in recent years?

Question 4 of 13

What Middle Eastern country is highlighted on this map?

Question 5 of 13

Which of the following shows the trend in the Dow Jones Industrial Average between January 2008 and July 2013?

Question 6 of 13

About what percentage of seats in the U.S. Congress are currently held by women?

Question 7 of 13

Who is this?

Question 8 of 13

Below are two charts of population pyramids that illustrate the relative size of age groups for a country’s population. The chart on the left is the population pyramid for the U.S. What country’s population pyramid is shown on the right?

Question 9 of 13

What is Google Glass?

Question 10 of 13

In recent years, which of the following Supreme Court justices has most often been the swing vote in closely divided court cases?

Question 11 of 13

What kind of policy is the U.S. Federal Reserve primarily responsible for?

Question 12 of 13

Who is this?

Question 13 of 13

What does the term “Common Core” refer to?

Demographic Question

Are you:

Demographic Question

What is your age?

Demographic Question

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