I am bit of a sucker for these little quizzes that pop up on the internet from time to time, as long as they do not take more than a couple of minutes to complete and are not totally idiotic. Since I am a news junkie, I was tempted to do this short 13-question Pew News IQ quiz to assess whether you know more about the news than the average American. This is an admittedly low bar so this is one of those quizzes where doing well does not bring any credit at all.
It so happened that I got all 13 answers right which put me in the top 1% but it is nothing to be proud of because some of the questions struck me as quite trivial. After all, why should being able to identify prominent people by their photographs be an indication of one’s news savviness?