Test your news IQ


Please be sure to add your score and other comments on the week’s news in the comment section.

Update – We have a prize this week. A copy of the The Current’s 5 Year Anniversary CD goes to the person who — legitimately — gets the highest score (tie will be broken by pulling a name). We’re on the honor system here.

  • 12/15.

    “TWINS” Hall of Fame? Very sneaky Bob. Way to punish those of us who are painfully aware of how the “real” Hall keeps hosing Bert (yes, even a Yankees fan will admit to that).

  • Tom Weber, MPR

    I, too, got caught on the TWINS hall of fame. 13/15.

  • bj


  • JackU

    10/15 – Not enough News Cut this week.

    All I can say is none of the listed pitchers are in the MLB hall of fame and since there wasn’t a “None of the above” I re-read the question.

  • Heather

    10. No hints.

  • Jonathan

    12, although one correct answer was thanks to spoilers in the comments. There should be a rule against that.

  • Justin

    Ugh. Only 9/15. First half was rough, but I aced the second half!

  • Momkat

    11/15. I’m barely golden.

  • fasolamatt

    I read Tom’s comment that he got caught on the Twins Hall of Fame question. Then I got it wrong, too. 13/15

  • Bismuth

    12/15, with no hints, tied for my best score to date!

    Luckily, I already have the prize.

  • Noelle

    9/15, no hints…guessed right on one or two I had no clue on, and was wrong on one answer I should have known – so it evened out ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Duke Powell

    11/15 – with 3 lucky guesses

  • Jeanne

    I got 9 out of 15 by one reading only the first few words of each question. That might qualify me as a college student or as someone in a hurry, or both.

  • kennedy

    11/15 Best score ever. Either the test was easy or I had too much free time this week.

  • Minnwhaler

    8/15 on the fly and no use of hints, plus one twitch in the mouse when I had the right answer but missed the circle…

    had heard all the stories or read about them… right here on newscut, just have lousy memory for details.

  • Marcia

    13/15 I rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bonnie

    10, which is still one of my better scores since I’m a casual reader but I will say that I cheated and read all of the previous posts and then was “THROWN” off by the Blyleven comment. I now know better and will never cheat again. And Im far too lazy for hints…

  • Krista

    A very pitiful 11. Once again, you got me with the sports question, Bob.

  • Brian

    12 / 15

    Hate to admit it, but I got lucky on a few of them.

  • LK


  • Al

    Sugar Maple – no hints.

  • Joanna

    11/15 no hints, a big improvement for me!

  • Josh D.

    10/15, not too bad for my first time. A few lucky guesses balanced out a few unfortunate questions. I’m a news geek, not a sports geek. No fair on the sports news question.

  • V

    12 of 15. Should have thought harder on the Twins, too.

  • bsimon

    9. but for the purposes of the contest I’ll claim I aced it. Will that work? please?

  • Mombalabamba

    7 of 15. I need to pay closer attention!