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Quiz: Name the European Union in 10 Minutes

FRANCOIS LENOIR/Reuters/Landov It was announced today that the European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize. How many of the 27 member states can you name in 10 minutes? Take the Quiz: Name the European Union in 10 Minutes

Quiz: Name All 32 NFL Starting QBs

Getty Images The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the defending champion New York Giants. To make sure you’re sufficiently ready for some football, let’s see how many of the 32 opening weekend starting QBs you can name in 5 minutes. Take the Quiz: Name All 32 Starting Quarterbacks

Quiz: Name the NBA Finals MVPs Since 1988

MIKE SEGAR/Reuters/Landov The Miami Heat are NBA champions, and LeBron James was just named MVP of the Finals. Since 1988, 14 different players including LeBron have won that award. How many can you name in 3 minutes? Take the Quiz: Name the NBA Finals MVPs Since 1988

Quiz: Name All the Places Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State

© Cordula Donhauser/dpa/Corbis Queen Elizabeth II and her Diamond Jubilee have been all over the news this month. Can you name the 16 countries where she’s Head of State? Take the Quiz: Name All the Places Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State

Quiz: Name the Top Tornado States

On May 31, 1985, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in North America occurred, with 43 twisters crossing Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario. These areas don’t normally get too many tornadoes. Can you figure out which ten U.S. states are hit the most? Take the Quiz: Name the Top Tornado States

Reader-Submitted Quiz: Name the International Space Station Countries

It’s Reader-Submitted Quiz Week! Today’s quiz was submitted by Toby Hansen. 15 countries are currently participating in the International Space Station (ISS) program, according to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Can you name them all in 3 minutes? Take the Quiz: Name the 15 Countries Participating in the ISS

Reader-Submitted Quiz: Name the 20 Most Popular Dog Breeds

It’s Reader-Submitted Quiz Week! Our first one is from Chelsea Tymms. Each year, the American Kennel Club announces the “most popular dogs in America” based on the club’s registration statistics. Can you name the 20 most popular dogs in 2010, according to the AKC? You’ve got 3 minutes. Take the Quiz: Name the 20 Most Popular Dog [...]

Quiz: Name That Commencement Speaker

We’re in graduation season, where our most important citizens will be dispatched to campuses across the country to impart wisdom to the class of 2011. I’ve pulled ten quotes from past commencement speeches—can you figure out who delivered the remarks? When you’re done, let us know who’s speaking at your school this year. Take the Quiz: [...]

Top Quizzes of 2010: Name the States With a Coastal Border (#4)

This week we’re counting down some of the top mental_floss quizzes of 2010. Enjoy! Twenty-three states border either the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Can you name them all in three minutes? Take the Quiz: Name the States With a Coastal Border

Top Quizzes of 2010: Name the States That End in “A” (#8)

This week we’re counting down some of the top mental_floss quizzes of 2010. Enjoy! There are 21 states whose names end in the letter “a.” How many can you name in 4 minutes? Take the Quiz: Name the States That End in “A”