Alabama and Louisiana State go at it tonight with everything on the line in the New Orleans Superdome. Each team has multiple national titles and a rich football tradition. LSU prevailed in a regular-season matchup, 9-6, in overtime in a score that reflects just how evenly matched these teams are. While waiting for the kickoff, test your knowledge of LSU's football tradition, then link to the corresponding Alabama quiz(http://bit.ly/xjMktO) to test your grasp of the Crimson Tide's gridiron history.
It's been a big year in Latin America, and the Monitor has brought you on-the-ground reports from Mexico to Manitoba Colony, Bolivia. You probably know that Brazil is booming and former dictator Manuel Noriega arrived in Panama. But beyond the headlines, how closely did you follow the big events of 2011? Test your comprehension in this 2011 year-end quiz.