Fun: News IQ Quiz

My view is most people are busy with other aspects of their lives, but these results are still pretty disappointing …

From Jim Puzzanghera at the LA Times: Less than 1 in 4 Americans in survey know Janet Yellen is Fed chair

Janet L. Yellen made history this year when she became the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, but most Americans apparently didn’t notice.

Just 24% correctly identified her as the central bank’s chair in results of a nationwide poll released Monday.

Nearly half of the respondents — 48% — in the Pew Research Center’s News IQ survey said they didn’t know who was the Fed’s current chair after being read a list that included Yellen and three other names.

You can take the quiz here. All of the questions are pretty easy for those who follow the news. 

But I wonder how many people could find the countries mentioned on a map?

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