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  • How much do you know about Christmas? A quiz

    Christmas is a Christian holiday marking the birth of Christ Jesus. But over the centuries, it has become associated with a global array of seasonal traditions and secular activities ranging from shopping to singing. How well do you know Christmas and these traditions? Take our quiz.
    12/19/2011 06:47 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly news Quiz 12/11-12/16

    How well do stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Match wits with our quiz!
    12/16/2011 07:25 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Dec. 4-9, 2011

    How well do you stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the semi-ridiculous? Take our news quiz and find out!
    12/09/2011 05:12 pm

  • Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz

    You may have an opinion on climate change, evolution education, stem-cell research, and science funding. But do you have the facts to back up your opinion? This quiz will test your basic scientific literacy.
    12/09/2011 03:16 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2011

    Wait, wait – don't tell me you haven't taken our news quiz?!
    12/02/2011 05:31 pm

  • Thanksgiving Quiz: There's more to it than just knowing how to cook a turkey

    Your bird is defrosting, your electric carving knife is charged up, and you've located your pants with the expandable waistband. But how much do you really know about the face-stuffing, football-watching, afternoon-napping, politics-avoiding, gratitude-expressing extravaganza that is Turkey Day? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
    11/23/2011 11:54 am

  • Who said that? Match the Republican candidates with the quotes.

    Politicians say the darndest things sometimes. True to form, the Republican candidates in this presidential election cycle have had their share of defensive retorts, philosophical ruminations, and platform-affirming declarations. But can you guess who said what? Take the quiz. 
    11/22/2011 04:27 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Nov. 13-18, 2011

    How well do stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Match wits with our quiz!
    11/18/2011 05:24 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Nov. 6-11, 2011

    How well do you stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the semi-ridiculous? Take our news quiz and find out!
    11/11/2011 04:07 pm

  • Veterans Day: How much do you know about America's heroes?

    Every year, specifically on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when major hostilities of World War I were formally ended, Americans pay tribute to all veterans – living and dead – who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. On this Veterans Day – 11/11/11 – test your knowledge of America's former service members.
    11/11/2011 09:24 am

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Oct. 30-Nov. 4, 2011

    Wait, wait – don't tell me you haven't taken our news quiz yet?!
    11/04/2011 05:56 pm

  • How much do you know about the Second Amendment? A quiz.

    After decades of inactivity, the US Supreme Court in 2008 began a major reexamination of the scope of the right to keep and bear arms, an issue that has long ignited passionate debate and prompted powerful political lobbying. How well do you understand this constitutional evolution? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.
    11/04/2011 03:19 pm

  • Penn State quiz: Do you know your Joe Paterno trivia?

    Nobody is more of a coaching institution than Penn State’s Joe Paterno, who is in his 46th year as the school’s head football coach, and his 62nd year on the football coaching staff altogether. His 408 coaching victories place him in a tie for the most in the major-college ranks with the late Eddie Robinson of Grambling, with a handful of games still left to play this season. To find out if you really know Joe, take this quiz:
    10/29/2011 01:31 pm

  • The Monitor's weekly news quiz for Oct. 24-28, 2011

    How well do stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the semiridiculous? Take our news quiz and find out!
    10/28/2011 06:34 pm

  • The Monitor's weekly news quiz for Oct.17-21, 2011

    Test your news knowledge – from the obvious to the obscure – with our photo quiz.
    10/21/2011 05:55 pm

  • Baseball lovers, test your World Series IQ

    As the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals square off in the 2011 World Series, take this quiz to gauge your Fall Classic IQ:
    10/19/2011 01:53 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Oct. 10-14, 2011

    How well do stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Take our news quiz and find out!
    10/14/2011 06:33 pm

  • Political hair apparents. It's a head game!

    Do appearances matter? Sometimes. In the 1960 John F. Kennedy-Richard Nixon debate, those who watched on TV said Kennedy won. Those who heard it on the radio, said Nixon won, according to one study. Sen. John Edwards' $400 haircuts became campaign fodder in 2007, as did a $2,500 coiffure bill among Hillary Clinton's campaign expenses in 2008. What do you think, did these US politicians get their money's worth – and can you identify them?
    10/14/2011 02:57 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Oct. 2-7, 2011

    How well do you stay in touch with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Take our news quiz and find out!
    10/07/2011 05:51 pm

  • How much do you know about Mitt Romney? A quiz.

    To his supporters, Mitt Romney is an adaptable pragmatist with the potential to appeal to a broad electorate. To his critics, the former Massachusetts governor is a political chameleon, a man willing to say anything to win an election. Almost everyone agrees that Romney is an experienced manager with a history of turning around failing organizations. Can he do the same for the United States? How much do you know about the man who is affectionately known as the Stormin' Mormon? Take our quiz to find out.
    10/06/2011 01:44 pm

  • Take the Nobel Peace Prize quiz

    The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the richest and most prestigious awards in the world. The prize includes a $1.5 million award. But how much do you really know about the Nobel Peace Prize? Take our 15-question quiz.
    10/03/2011 03:54 pm

  • The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Sept. 25-30, 2011

    How well do stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Take our news quiz and find out!
    09/30/2011 05:56 pm

  • How Neo got his juice: Do you know your sci-fi energy?

    Imagining worlds without oil sounds like the easy work of daydreams. But the future is a complicated place, even when we're making it up. Even the most outrageous fantasies – from inter-galactic, cross-species space flights to time travel – must also be plausible. This is something every movie maker knows, or learns the hard way -- from fans. Popular series have always inspired "fan fiction," in which story buffs spin new tales about their favorite characters. Today, there are Internet forums and unofficial web shrines where fans discuss the finer points of sci fi. The worlds fans love may not exist, but they are experts in them anyway. They know what powers a lightsaber, where the USS Enterprise gets its fuel, or how The Matrix “really” works. Even fantasy worlds have rules, and the best fans know them. Do you?
    09/30/2011 03:00 pm

  • Baseball playoffs: the ultimate fan quiz

    Take this 12-question test to gauge your knowledge of baseball’s postseason since the playoffs era began. If you get nine or more answers right, we consider you a true all-star.
    09/30/2011 02:45 pm

  • Baseball’s Roger Maris: the slugger who surpassed the Babe

    It was 50 years ago, on Oct. 1, that Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run mark by hitting his record-breaking 61st home run on the 1961 season’s final game. Only 23,154 witnessed the the solo shot in Yankee Stadium. Maris is surely the least known of baseball’s greatest sluggers. Test your own Maris knowledge with this quiz.
    09/30/2011 10:46 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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