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  • How much do you know about Black History Month? Take the quiz.

    How much do you know about Black History Month? Take the quiz.

    February marks the 36th anniversary of Black History Month, which highlights the actions and achievements of African Americans throughout US history. Other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also celebrate their own black history months. Here's a quiz to test your knowledge of the facts.

  • Think you know Europe? Take our geography quiz.

    Think you know Europe? Take our geography quiz.

    Europe may be the world's second smallest continent, but it consists of 50 countries. Sure, you know the big ones. You could probably pick out Germany and Spain from a map. But can you identify their smaller neighbors? Do you know enough about Europe to score 100 percent our geography quiz?

  • Think you know the Greater Middle East? Take our geography quiz.

    Think you know the Greater Middle East? Take our geography quiz.

    The Middle East has long been a major center of human affairs. Located at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia, the Middle East was home to the world's earliest civilizations and is the spiritual center of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Yezidi, Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and the Bahá'í Faith. Do you have a good enough understanding of the Greater Middle East to complete this geography quiz? Identify each country pictured:

  • Think you know Africa? Take our geography quiz.

    Think you know Africa? Take our geography quiz.

    Africa is the world's second-largest continent and the cradle of humanity. Its vast diversity includes deserts, rainforests, savannas, and everything in between. The continent is home to 53 countries, thousands of languages, and a long and rich history. But for many, Africa is not familiar. How much do you know about Africa?

  • Are you smarter than a US diplomat? Take our Foreign Service Exam.

    Diplomats working for the US Foreign Service are responsible for carrying out the policy of the United States. In order to serve at one of the 265 US diplomatic missions around the world, applicants must pass a series of examinations. The tests consist of a job knowledge test, English language test, essays, oral exams, and a qualifications panel. Our 20 questions are modeled after the job knowledge portion of the Foreign Service Officer's test. The real examination consists of 60 questions and is administered over 40 minutes. Think you know enough to become a US diplomat? Take our quiz.

  • Super Bowl 2011: Test your Pittsburgh Steelers knowledge

    Super Bowl 2011: Test your Pittsburgh Steelers knowledge

    OK, you know there's been no better Super Bowl team than the Pittsburgh Steelers with six victories. With Sunday's 24-19 win over the New York Jets, the Steelers move on to another Super Bowl in Dallas on Feb. 6. But how high, really, is your Steeler IQ? Take our quiz.

  • How much do you know about the State of the Union speeches? A quiz.

    How much do you know about the State of the Union speeches? A quiz.

    Do you know who delivered the longest State of the Union speech? The shortest? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.

  • Super Bowl 2011: Test your Green Bay Packers knowledge

    Super Bowl 2011: Test your Green Bay Packers knowledge

    On Sunday in Chicago, the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 in the NFC championship game. The Packers will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6. How much do you know about the Green Bay Packers? Take our quiz.

  • NFC Championship: Test your Chicago Bears knowledge

    NFC Championship: Test your Chicago Bears knowledge

    It’s pop quiz time. Historically speaking, there’s a lot of ground to cover in prepping to watch Sunday’s NFC title showdown between the Bears and Green Bay Packers. The teams first met in 1921, have combined to win 21 NFL championships, but will now meet in Chicago for just the second time in postseason play. To help you find out what your Bears IQ is, try taking this introductory exam. Then, if Chicago makes it to the Super Bowl in Dallas on Feb. 6, look for a 2.0 version follow-up quiz on one of the league’s charter franchises.

  • Edgar Allan Poe anniversary quiz

    Edgar Allan Poe anniversary quiz

    Edgar Allan Poe, one of America's most celebrated poets, was born 202 years ago today. How well do you know Poe’s writing? Here are 8 questions.

  •  Martin Luther King Day: How much do you know about MLK? Take our quiz

    Martin Luther King Day: How much do you know about MLK? Take our quiz

    Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday. It honors the slain civil rights leader. How much do you know about him? Here are 10 questions.

  • Auburn vs. Oregon: How much do you know about the BCS national championship game? Take our quiz

    Auburn vs. Oregon: How much do you know about the BCS national championship game? Take our quiz

    Number one Auburn meets number two Oregon Monday night in Glendale, Arizona in the BCS national championship game. The current process of selecting college football's top team hasn't been around all that long. Test your BCS title game knowledge by taking our quiz.

  • BCS national championship: So you call yourself an Oregon Ducks football fan? Take our quiz

    BCS national championship: So you call yourself an Oregon Ducks football fan? Take our quiz

    As the University of Oregon prepares to take the field tonight in this season’s BCS football championship game against Auburn in a battle of unbeatens (ESPN, 8:30 p.m ET, in Glendale, Ariz.), here’s your opportunity to prove your grasp of Oregon gridiron-ology. Get more than half right in this quiz and you’re surely no quack fan.

  • BCS national championship: So you think you’re an Auburn football fan? Take our quiz

    BCS national championship: So you think you’re an Auburn football fan? Take our quiz

    As Auburn University prepares to take the field tonight in this season’s BCS championship game against Oregon in a battle of unbeatens (ESPN, 8:30 p.m, in Glendale, Ariz.), here’s your opportunity to prove your grasp of Auburn gridiron-ology. Get more than half right in this quiz and you surely know your stuff.

  • Super Bowl quiz: Put your knowledge to the test.

    Super Bowl quiz: Put your knowledge to the test.

    The biggest one-day sporting event in the land has developed into a national party. From bobble heads to chicken wings to big screen TV's, it's easy to forget that one of the guests of honor needs to win a football game to become the champ. Test your Super Bowl knowledge and impress your friends at this year's bash.

  • How much do you know about the US Constitution? A quiz.

    How much do you know about the US Constitution? A quiz.

    With the ceremonial reading of the US Constitution in Congress and with debate heating up over the proper role and meaning of America's founding documents, the Monitor thought a quick quiz might be in order. Test your knowledge of the US Constitution.

  • How well do you know Sarah Palin? A quiz.

    How well do you know Sarah Palin? A quiz.

    For someone who once described herself as 'just an average hockey mom,' Sarah Palin's life has been far from ordinary. In the space of eight years, the former beauty pageant contestant has gone from the mayor of a tiny Alaska city to becoming the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket and has emerged as a formidable political force.

  • How well do you know 'Harry Potter'? Take our quiz.

    How well do you know 'Harry Potter'? Take our quiz.

    With 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' about to premiere, it might be time to brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge. Can you tell your Boggarts from your Bat-Bogeys? Your Golden Snitch from your Grindylow? Take our quiz to find out: (Though the Fidelius Charm protecting these books has already expired, those who have yet to finish reading the Harry Potter series should beware of spoilers ahead.)

  • Are you smarter than an atheist? A religious quiz

    Are you smarter than an atheist? A religious quiz

    Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups in a 32-question survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. On average, Americans got 16 of the 32 questions correct. Atheists and agnostics got an average of 20.9 correct answers. Jews (20.5) and Mormons (20.3). Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14.7 questions right. How will you do on the quiz?

  • Are you smarter than an NFL quarterback? Take the quiz

    Are you smarter than an NFL quarterback? Take the quiz

    For many years, the National Football League has given the Wonderlic aptitude test to rookie players. The test has 50 questions with a 12-minute time limit. Put three minutes on the clock and try our shortened version of the test, created with sample questions from ESPN.com and testprepreview.com. Multiply the number of right answers you get by 3.85 to compare with full test results. Can you do better than NFL quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (35) or Tom Brady (33) or Peyton Manning (28)? How about Colin Kaepernick (37) or Joe Flacco (27)? The average NFL quarterback scores 24 on the test, according Paul Zimmerman, author of "The New Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football."

  • Could you pass a US citizenship test?

    Could you pass a US citizenship test?

    In order to become a US citizen, immigrants must pass the Naturalization Test. American citizenship bestows the right to vote, improves the likelihood of family members living in other countries to come and live in the US, gives eligibility for federal jobs, and can be a way to demonstrate loyalty to the US. Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. According to US Citizenship and Immigration services, 92 percent of applicants pass this test. You must get 58 or more of these test questions correct in order to pass.

  • How much do you know about marijuana? Take the quiz

    How much do you know about marijuana? Take the quiz

    By early 2014, some 20 US states and the District of Columbia had legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In Nov. 2012, voters in Washington and Colorado passed initiatives to make their states the first in the country to allow recreational use of the drug. But under federal law, the sale of cannabis remains illegal. And the US Food and Drug Administration states that marijuana has "no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States." How much do you know about marijuana? Take our quiz and find out:

  • Think you know the Rose Parade? Then try taking our ultimate quiz.

    Think you know the Rose Parade? Then try taking our ultimate quiz.

    Many millions of worldwide viewers will settle in front of their television sets New Year’s Day to watch the 122nd annual Rose Parade. You may be among those who will oooh and aaah (perhaps in bedroom slippers) about the spectacular floats and rows and rows of marching virtuosos. Over the years, you may feel you’ve become familiar with the parade and its history. But, wait, until you’ve taken the following 20-question quiz, it’s too early to pass yourself off as any kind of authority. Answer half or more questions correctly and we tip our New Year’s Eve party hat to you.

  • Rose Bowl: Do you remember its famous football blooper?

    Rose Bowl: Do you remember its famous football blooper?

    Saturday’s Rose Bowl game, the 97th in its long history, boasts the only undefeated team, Texas Christian, that didn’t make it into this year’s Bowl Championship Series title game (Auburn versus Oregon on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.). Third-ranked, 12-0 TCU, the Mountain West Conference champ, will make its first-ever appearance in Pasadena against 11-1 Wisconsin of the Big Ten. The Badgers are fourth-ranked in most polls. TCU's Horned Frogs haven’t played a more important game since 1939, when as the nation’s No. 1 team they defeated Carnegie Tech, 15-7, in the Sugar Bowl. This marks Wisconsin’s seventh trip to the Rose Bowl, but its first since 2000. In a statistical oddity, TCU and Wisconsin have both averaged 43.3 points per game, fourth best in the country. Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. To prep for the game, try your hand at this 20-question Rose Bowl quiz.

  • US News 2010: Are you a real newshound? Take our quiz.

    US News 2010: Are you a real newshound? Take our quiz.

    The end of 2010 is here, a year remembered for the WikiLeaks drama, GOP and tea party gains in the midterm elections, and BP’s Gulf oil spill marking the worst environmental disaster in US history. But also Christine O’Donnell’s “I am not a witch,” campaign ad, Apple’s releasing of the iPad, and entertainment stars rallying on Washington’s National Mall. So, what else happened in 2010? Test your memory for those less obvious news stories.

 
 
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