The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Jan. 2-6, 2012

How well do you stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Match wits with our quiz!

1. Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses, beating Rick Santorum by eight, count 'em, eight ballots. Historically, what was the next-closest Iowa caucus result?

1976: "Uncommitted" over Jimmy Carter

1980: George Bush over Ronald Reagan

2004: John Kerry over John Edwards

2008: Mike Huckabee over Mitt Romney

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