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 a nationally representative group of 3,147 randomly selected U.S. adults surveyed online and by mail as members of the Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.

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

What does the line on the map represent?

Question 2 of 12

What is the name of this person?

Question 3 of 12

Which country is Pope Francis originally from?

Question 4 of 12

In 2015, the U.S. re-established diplomatic relations with which of the following countries?

Question 5 of 12

Who is Malala Yousafzai?

Question 6 of 12

To comply with the health care law, most Americans need to indicate they have health insurance coverage when they …

Question 7 of 12

This graph shows the trend in what national statistic?

Question 8 of 12

Which dot on this map represents where the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay is located?

Question 9 of 12

There are currently eight justices on the Supreme Court of the United States. How many are women?

Question 10 of 12

What country does this person lead?

Question 11 of 12

Which of the following shows the number of seats each party holds in the U.S. Senate?

Question 12 of 12

Which one is Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts?

Demographic Question

Are you:

Demographic Question

What is your age?

Demographic Question

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