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WNYC Digital

Quiz: Are You an Indie Film Superfan?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Take our quiz for a chance to win a pair of passes to this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Taking the NYPD Candidate Exam

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC's Stephen Nessen took the NYPD entrance exam to learn what it tests for. We put together a quiz of our own with sample questions from the test.

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Studio 360

Frances McDormand: The Quiz

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Frances McDormand has made a career out of turning supporting roles into performances that steal the show. Can you match the role to what she has to say about it?  
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Soundcheck

How Well Do You Know Your Middle-Aged Pop Stars?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Weird Al" did it. So did Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Test your knowledge of middle-aged artists who hit No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart.

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On The Media

Which Public Radio Hosts Are Our Hosts?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Brooke and Bob share their results from a number of quizzes - including Which Public Radio Host Are You? - and discuss what (if anything) they've learned about themselves and this viral sensation. 

By the way, we have our own quiz, too! Find out which 19th century media baron you are here

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On The Media

The History of the Quiz

Friday, March 28, 2014

The BuzzFeed quiz is ubiquitous; it seems as irresistible as it is inescapable. But when did we first start taking quizzes? Writer Sarah Laskow recently embarked on a quest to find out. She takes Brooke through her search for the Ur Quiz.

Try On the Media's first (and maybe last) quiz: Which 19th Century Media Baron Are You?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stump the NYC Scholar (and Brian)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

How well do you know NYC history and trivia? With his latest book, I Never Knew That About New York  (Plume, 2014), Christopher Winn ventures across the Atlantic to tell us about our home town. And he'll quiz you! If you want to play, call 212-433-9692. If you get two quiz questions right in a row, you'll have a chance to stump Winn and Brian Lehrer with a question of your own!

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Soundcheck

Beatles Quiz: American Hits

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

To celebrate the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America, test your knowledge of the Fab Four's performance on the Billboard charts.

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Soundcheck

Podcast: The Olympics Used To Have An Arts Competition; Take A Beatles Quiz; Helen Sung Plays Live

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In this episode: Dr. Bill Guegold, Olympics music historian, talks about the history of the grand musical themes that we Americans associate with the games; the long-extinct Olympic arts competitions that used to award medals to composers; the Russian Police Choir; and more.

Then: All this week, Soundcheck is asking you to pick a side: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? (Make your case in the comments here, on Twitter at @Soundcheck or leave a voicemail at 866-939-1612.) But no matter your loyalty, everyone can participate in our Beatles chart quiz, devised by writer Chris Molanphy. Given a pair of classic Fab Four songs, pick the one that charted higher in the U.S.

And: Pianist Helen Sung’s story is a tale of two genres: classical and jazz. Growing up in Texas, she studied classical piano – and went to college intending to become a concert pianist. But it was a Harry Connick Jr. concert, of all things, that opened her eyes and her ears to jazz – and her path took a dramatic turn. Helen recently made her major label debut with her new release called Anthem For A New Day, and we hear some of it live.

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Studio 360

Matthew McConaughey: The Quiz

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

When the actor came in to the studio, Kurt Andersen knew there wasn’t time to ask him about his entire ouvre. So instead he did a free-association interview. Can you match the movie titles with McConaughey’s descriptions?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2013 News Quiz! (Rep Your Region)

Friday, December 20, 2013

On today’s program: the Brian Lehrer Show End-of-Year news quiz for 2013! This year listeners will play for teams representing different parts of the listening area – and yes, we’re trying to find the most knowledgeable zone in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the world. Get ready for questions on politics, pop culture, economics, science, foreign affairs and other news from the past 12 months!

→ Submit Now: The Best Photos of 2013 (That Are Sitting On Your Phone)

The Brian Lehrer Show

New York City 2013 Election Season Quiz

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

How closely were you paying attention this election season? It's our New York City 2013 Election Season Quiz! We’ve got a clear winner in the race for New York City mayor, after a primary season where there was a new front runner every week (at least it certainly felt that way). Let’s remember the highlights and talk about how we got here. Anna Sale serves as quiz-master, call 212-433-9692 at 11:25 if you want to play.

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Month of Mozart

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Mozart?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Are you Mensa on Mozart or more "meh?" Test your knowledge of all things Mozart with our online quiz. We'll have a new one each week.

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WNYC News

Quiz: How Well Did You Listen This Week?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on WNYC.

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New Tech City

QUIZ: Nuclear War? Are These Real Terms of Service

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WNYC

Every time you sign up for a new online service, you face a choice:  do you click "accept" at the bottom of a long scroll of dense legalese that is the company's terms of service. We decided to whip out the old magnifying glass to get a better look at the fine print and bring you some of the more unexpected gems buried in real terms of service agreements. Can you guess which ones are real? 

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Radiolab

Poop Quiz!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Our latest podcast, Poop Train, is packed with unexpected facts about what happens after New Yorkers flush. For even more sewer trivia, take our Poop Quiz.

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Soundcheck

Test Your Fandom With Soundcheck's Madonna Quiz

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Test your Madonna knowledge with this quiz.

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Radiolab

Sink Your Teeth Into Our Rabies Quiz

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Did you know the phrase "hair of the dog" comes from an old remedy for rabies? Take our rabies quiz for more factoids on the deadly virus.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask Me Another Takes on the Supreme Court

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WNYC's newest show is Ask Me Another. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton disuss the program and lead a Supreme Court themed quiz. Listeners: Are you a Supreme Court expert? We're looking for two SCOTUS nerds to take the quiz. If you want to play along, call 212-433-9692!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2012 News Quiz!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Were you paying attention in 2012?  Test your memory of the the serious and not-so-serious news of the year with Brian and guest quiz-master Ken Jennings!