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Are you up on the news---Prove It!

To test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, we invite you to take our short 12 question quiz. ...

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82% I got # 8 question wrong but they need to update it. According to Dow Jones I was right.

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I agree with Dave.............The world is turning faster than the PEW questions..............?
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Yes, missed three. I was correct about the DOW and unemployment but their answers are outdated. Sorry to say I missed the one about military deaths in Iraq. Didn't know we were approaching 5000 Not to open a can or worms but we need to get the hell out of there.

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100%. I like to stay informed
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The answers for this poll must be date dependent. They said I missed 2 questions.

I answered that the Dow was closer to 11,000 than 8,000 (Friday, Feb 5th close was 10,012.23)

I answered that the number of US casualties in Iraq was closer to 4,300 than the next other choices 2,300, 3,300, and 5,300 (Total as of 2/5/2010) was 4375 (source: www.icasualties.org).


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As per the "correct" answers, I missed 3, but for accuracy, I only missed 1. I am surprise that I got that many correct because I've started to not be as aware of the news and mass media lately as I have in the past.

The news is generally quite depressing and there is very little I can do to change it. I know it's important to know what is going on you that the bad stuff is not repeated, but seems that new bad stuff keeps appearing.

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82% I got # 8 question wrong but they need to update it. According to Dow Jones I was right.
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82%...missed the dow jone average question.

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I missed three. DOW, UNemployment and Deaths in Irag. Number 8 we certainly can argue that their data is bit old. Oh well. Still more informed than most and I hate watching the news.

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"Average" is 50%? Wow! Sad.....

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Feel pretty good about 82%. In my day, that would have been a B-, but, for my kids it is a C.

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