February 2nd, 2014
11:56 PM ET

GPS quiz: Test your knowledge

Which U.S. president gave the first televised State of the Union address? Why was President Reagan’s 1986 State of the Union speech postponed?

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December 15th, 2013
12:44 AM ET

How much do you know about the world?

The following three questions all come from the Gapminder Foundation, started by Swedish Professor Hans Rosling. He runs a series of “ignorance tests.” Essentially, his point is that people understand the world by “generalizing personal experiences.” And so they often miss major trends.

Try the three questions below or follow the link below for the full quiz.

What is the average life expectancy in the world today?

A) 70 years

B) 60 years

or C) 50 years

What percentage of adults in the world today are literate?

A) 80%

B) 60%

C) 40%

What percentage of the world's one-year old children are vaccinated against measles?

A) 20%

B) 50%

C) 80%

For more questions, take the full quiz at CNN here. (And for those wondering, the answers to the first three questions are A, A and C).

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November 21st, 2013
02:16 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

How many U.S. Federal Reserve chairmen have there been? In what year did China’s one-child policy start?

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October 20th, 2013
08:54 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

In which city will the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded in December? Who has President Barack Obama nominated as the next head of the Department of Homeland Security?

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September 20th, 2013
06:45 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

Which U.S. politician wrote an opinion piece in Pravda saying Russians deserve better than Vladimir Putin? Which country is the most recent member state of the United Nations?

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September 14th, 2013
09:31 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

Where is the  International Olympic Committee headquartered? When did the U.S. ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention?

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September 6th, 2013
07:00 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

Which city has been hosting the G20 meeting? How long has Bashar al-Assad been president of Syria?

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August 12th, 2013
02:48 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

Which nation has launched the Izumo, its largest warship since World War II? How long is a presidential term in Iran?

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August 7th, 2013
11:18 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

Who is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations? Which country’s lower house voted to legalize marijuana?

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July 20th, 2013
01:18 AM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

Which nation this week legalized gay marriage? Which American city has just filed for bankruptcy?

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July 13th, 2013
12:49 AM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

What item of clothing did Osama bin Laden reportedly wear to obscure his appearance from satellite cameras? Who has been named Egypt's interim president?

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June 28th, 2013
07:02 PM ET

Weekly quiz: Test your knowledge

Where did the recent G8 meeting take place? Which country has been experiencing record smog?

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