All Quizzes

  • Are you teaching your kids the habits of financial success? Take our quiz.

    Many guides offer tips on how to raise children, but there's little research on how to teach financial success. So I did my own research: a year developing a questionnaire; four years interviewing 233 wealthy people and 128 poor people; and another 18 months writing a book, "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals." Financially successful parents pick and choose among these habits and they often emphasize the character these qualities build rather than the money they bring. While putting them into practice doesn't guarantee financial success, following a well-worn path increases your chances of getting to your destination. If you have a child 14 years or older, take our quiz to see if your success habits coincide with those taught by the well-to-do:

  • So you think you know Congress? Take our quiz.

    With job approval ratings in single digits, Congress is at record lows in public opinion. Is it because the nation's lawmakers are truly performing badly? Or is the institution – viewed by Founding Fathers as the preeminent branch – maligned and misunderstood? See how much you know about the Congress. Take our quiz!

  • A Diamond Jubilee quiz: How well do you know Queen Elizabeth II?

    Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee as Britain's monarch this year. Are you a royal neophyte or a hawk-eyed royal watcher? Take our quiz and find out!

  • Think you can spell? Take our Spelling Bee quiz!

    To commemorate the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee, held this week in Oxon Hill, Md., we present a quiz of all the winning words since 1925. Click on the link to listen to the word. Most pronunciations of the come from Merriam Webster's dictionary website. A new window will open and you will hear the word. Then close the window and select what you think is the correct spelling. (In some cases, the full spelling of the word will appear the URL for the pronunciation. This is unavoidable. To avoid temptation, you should hide your URL bar.)

  • Golden Gate Bridge anniversary: Take a knowledge challenge

    The bridge that some experts once thought could never be built – San Francisco’s Golden Gate – on Sunday officially celebrates 75 years since its opening. How much do you know of the bridge’s story?

  • Vladimir Putin 101: A quiz about Russia's president

    Vladimir Putin is back in charge of Russia, taking up the office of president for the third time in 12 years.  How well do you know Russia's top political figure Take our quiz and find out!

  • The 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: A quiz

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, is the lead defendant in what may become the most important US war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. How much do you know about him and the case against him? Take our quiz.

  • Student loans and college finance: Take our quiz!

    Rising college costs have pushed America's student loan debt over the $1 trillion mark for the first time.  Here's a quiz designed to test your knowledge on college finance ... and expand it.

  • Know your US presidents? See if D.C. Decoder can stump you!

    Who pays for the president's food? Which president has a sport named after him? Match wits with a master of useless (but entertaining) presidential information.

  • NFL Draft quiz: Serious football fans, please stand up

    The National Football League’s annual selection of college players is when year-round fans settle in for three days of televised announcements, beginning Thursday night. Test your NFL draft knowledge with our quiz.

  • Fenway Park: 10 questions about baseball's 100-year-old

    As the oldest ballpark in the major leagues celebrates its centennial, it isn’t just Bostonians who claim familiarity with the Back Bay landmark. To gauge how much you know about Fenway’s past and present, trying taking this quiz.

  • Do you know the facts behind Arizona's immigration law? Take our quiz.

    Arizona’s tough immigration enforcement law was designed to convince illegal immigrants to go home. The measure sparked protests against the state, and prompted the Obama administration to ask the courts to block the statute. On April 25, the battle goes to the US Supreme Court. What do you know about this pending legal showdown?

  • Are you a Helicopter Parent? Take our quiz

    Some call it overparenting or micromanaging, but helicopter parenting comes from good intentions –  we all want the best for our kids.  How close we’ll hover over our children – strapping “crawling helmets” on our infants or going to job interviews with our college graduates – is what earns us our pilot’s wings. Monitor staff devised this 50-question quiz on parenting style, based on real-life experiences. Test your rotor speed. There are no wrong answers, just more or less micromanagerial ones.

  • How much do you know about Earth Day? Take our quiz!

    April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, a day intended to inspire awareness and promote appreciation for the environment. So it's time to test your knowledge of Earth Day history, trivia, and statistics.

  • Bestselling books: How well do you know the books on the top?

    From the IndieBound's bestseller list, test your knowledge of today's popular books.  

  • Kim 101: How well do you know North Korea's leaders?

    North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un succeeded his father, the late Kim Jong-il, in late 2011. In his first six years, Mr. Kim has expanded North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and has insisted that nuclear arms proliferation is off the negotiation table. But the Kims are known as much for their eccentricities and cults of personality as they are for their iron-fisted rule. How well do you know Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il, and Kim Jong-un?

  • Pulitzer Prize: How well do you know the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners?

    How well do you know past Pulitzer Prize winners for fiction?

  • Are you a TV trivia buff? Take our quiz

    Ever since Philo T. Farnsworth, David Sarnoff, and Vladimir Zworykin started toying with vacuum tubes in the early part of the 20th century, we've been intrigued by the box with moving pictures and sound. Try your hand at our television trivia quiz.

  • Are you a Peeps fanatic? Take our quiz.

    Peeps, the little marshmallow chicks with the brightly colored sugar coatings, have been a staple of American Easter baskets for generations. In celebration of Easter, test your knowledge of the world's cutest marshmallow candy with our Peeps trivia quiz. What state do Peeps call home? How many Peeps are in a sleeve? Which teen heartthrob got pelted with Peeps on national television? Click below to find out.

  • Masters golf tournament: Know the rules of the game

    As the galleries ooh and ahh over all the incredible shotmaking at this week’s Masters tournament, the players and officials know they must quietly uphold even the most obscure rules. These sometimes are a mystery to the casual golf crowd. Take this quiz to see how well you know the rules.

  • A fabled city of the Sahara: How much do you know about Timbuktu?

    Timbuktu has a reputation in Western society as a distant, mysterious city. But it is a real place, and is back in the news after Tuareg rebels seized the city and implemented sharia. Can you separate Timbuktu's myth from reality?

  • Can you manage your money? A personal finance quiz.

    Teenagers say only 43 percent of their families have had a discussion about money management, according to the 2011 Junior Achievement/Allstate Foundation survey. Are you financially literate enough to manage your own money? Take our quiz. 

  • Cesar Chavez Day: How well do you know the farm labor hero?

    March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day (although many people will observe it Friday) which aims to promote service to the community in honor of Chavez’s life and work. An American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist, Chavez is to many an icon of justice for the underclass. How much do you know about him? Take our quiz. 

  • How much do you know about health-care reform? Take our quiz!

    After surviving a shaky legislative birth, significant public opposition, and legal challenges that went all the way to the US Supreme Court, President Obama’s signature achievement, comprehensive health-care reform, went into effect in 2014.How well do you know the reform law and the underlying issues? Take our quiz to find out. (Updated March, 2015.)

  • How much do you know about St. Patrick's Day? Take our quiz!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  As the Irish and Irish-admirers come together to celebrate this holiday rooted in the Emerald Isle, take a moment to test your knowledge of St. Patrick’s Day.