Take this News IQ Quiz!

Periodically, the Pew Research Center offers a current events quiz to test your news IQ.

The newest quiz is short — just 10 questions.

If regular FOTM readers don’t ace it, I’d be surprised.

To take the quiz, click here.

Then come back here and tell us your score!

The Pew Research Center administered the News IQ Quiz that you just took to 1,002 American adults, June 22-25, 2017. The results:

  • Only 10% scored 10/10, correctly answering all 10 questions.
  • Substantial age differences in knowledge about Washington figures like Tillerson, Gorsuch, and Mueller, with older Americans more knowledgeable.
  • Modest partisan differences: the average number of correct answers was 5.7 for Republicans/Leaning Republican, vs. 5.5 for Democrats/Leaning Democrat.
  • College graduates performed better than those with less education: the average number of correct answers was 6.9 for those with a bachelor’s degree or more education; 5.2 for those with some college experience; 4.3 for those with no more than a high school diploma.


25 responses to “Take this News IQ Quiz!

  1. Sidney Bostian

    10 of 10.

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  2. 10 for 10

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  3. 10/10.

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  4. 9 of 10 not bad at all.

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  5. traildustfotm

    10/10, but was unsure about the unemployment rate. Then realizing that Obama was cooking the books on unemployment, I chose (correctly) the lowest number.

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  6. 10/10

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  7. Deleonpatriot

    I scored 100%…..I didn’t find any tough questions!

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  8. Kevin J Lankford

    Seems I did the worst with just 7 of 10. Not that any of the names were unfamiliar, I just ain’t so familiar with their actual positions, since none do their jobs so good any how.

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  9. 10 / 10

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  10. 9 out of 10 correct

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  11. 9 out of 10. I answered the unemployment rate wrong. The correct answer was 4% but personally I think it is much larger than. Remember there are a lot of people who just simply have given up of finding a job.

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  12. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Let’s see how much people know.


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  13. 10/10

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  14. As a newbie reviewer at Yelp.com, I go by the pseudonym ProvDog, and my slogan there is: “Whether I’m wagging my tail or baring my teeth, I always bark the truth.”

    Well, that slogan applies for me everywhere, including at FOTM. Therefore, in the spirit of barking the truth, I must admit I scored only 9 out of 10 correct.

    The one I missed was the unemployment rate reported by Unkle Scam (which of course is yet just another government lie). Knowing that Unkle Scam does NOT count those who have stopped looking for work, and even under-reports those who are legitimately unemployed but still seeking work, I selected 12%. Turns out, Unkle Scam is lying even bigger’n dat! They’re saying 4%. What a load of turnip greens buried under a pile of fresh fertilizer! The truth of the matter — according to my more honest sources — is that we are approaching 25% — which is approximately Great Depression numbers.

    Of course, Unkle Scam also likes to tell us there are approximately 11 million illegal (“undocumented”) aliens in our country. But knowing that Unkle Scam always lies as “bigly” as possible, I’m putting the number at probably closer to 66 million.

    Anyway, I missed one. As punishment, I shall pour one bottle from my six-pack of Wild Horse Ale down the sink instead of down my throat.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    [Link:) Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends

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  15. It seems the unemployment rate is the one question everyone struggled with, I answered incorrectly as well, which leads me to suspect that we are all skeptical/unsure of the true numbers the govt. is putting out.

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  16. 10/10 although I took an educated guess at a couple. My main focus is teaching the principles underlying the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as well as the Constitution itself. So current events are not my strongest point.

    I’ll note that actual unemployment is well over 20% but reported as far less because they oh-so-conveniently DROP from the lists anyone who has been unemployed long enough to give up, those unemployed long enough that they instead filed for SocSec disability payments, and those who have one, or multiple, low-paying jobs instead of one well-paying job (they used to be called UNDER-employed).

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  17. 10 of 10 correct.

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  18. 10 out of 10.
    Fun Fact: Did you know that Mel Blanc, the voice of Daffy Duck, and Sir Laurence Olivier died on the same day in 1989?

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  19. I missed the two I thought I’d missed–the one about Gorsuch–I kept meaning to be sure and find out exactly who he is since I kept hearing his name over and over again–and, the one about the National unemployment rate–I’ve gotten so confused over time about that, mostly due to the fake numbers put out by the demorats to cover their corrupt running of the country–so, I guess 8 out of 10 isn’t too bad, but I wish I’d gotten 100%–of course!

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  20. I missed one. I thought the water contamination was arsenic. My bad.

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  21. I somehow missed this quiz until today. I scored 10/10.

    How in the hell could any thinking person not ace this simple test?

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