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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ask Me Another: A Quiz!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Ophira Eisenberg, host of Ask Me Another, and Jonathan Coulton, the show’s house musician, hold a special quiz for Lopate Show listeners and perform some songs. Ask Me Another starts its second season of recordings November 12, at 7:30 pm, at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Starting January 4 Ask Me Another will be broadcast weekly on public radio stations across the country.

Ask Me Another airs on 93.9 FM at 3:00 pm on Saturday and AM 820 at 12 noon.

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The Takeaway

Testing the Psychology Behind Fonts

Monday, August 13, 2012

Last month, filmmaker Errol Morris published a quiz on The New York Times website that was seemingly about people's life outlooks. In actuality, it was testing something quite different.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2011 News Quiz: Lightning Round

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Brian leads listeners in a lightning round of True/False questions about this year's news. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2011 News Quiz: Pat Kiernan

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2011 News Quiz: Melissa Harris-Perry

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry, professor of political science at Tulane University and regular contributor and host at MSNBC, serves as guest quiz-master for questions about national and international events. 

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Features

Is Your Thanksgiving Like 'Babette's Feast' or 'Home for the Holidays'? Take Our Thanksgiving Quiz

Thursday, November 24, 2011

What's your Thanksgiving appetizer, main, side, pie and beverage of choice? Let us know by taking our quiz.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Civics Quiz

Monday, April 25, 2011

Eric Lane, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice and distinguished law professor at Hofstra University School of Law, tested New Yorkers' knowledge of government and politics and found it wanting. Can Brian Lehrer show listeners do better?

→ Take a Civics Quiz, Read More, and Listen at It's A Free Country!

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The Takeaway

True American Words: Our Hosts Test Their Knowledge

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ben Zimmer, Executive Producer of the Visual Thesaurus and Vocabulary.com is putting John and Celeste to the test by asking them to identify the real definition of words with truly American origins. Could you identify absquatulate, callithump and copacetic? If so, you might do well on producer Kristen Meinzer's quiz.

Here are the words with which Ben Zimmer tried to stump the hosts: absquatulate, callithump, copacetic, hornswoggle, lagniappe, rumbustious. Do you know what they mean?

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The Takeaway

Name that Flag

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

In a month of massive news out of the Middle East, we're asking you to put your geography knowledge to the test. Match each flag to the country you think it belongs to. We've added a bonus trivia quiz for good measure! Tune in to the radio show for the results.

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The Takeaway

How Well Do You Wiki?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

On the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, we're looking at how useful the user-generated encyclopedia is by giving you a quiz about public radio. Answer the following questions as best you can using Wikipedia. We'll announce results on the air. Thanks!

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Breakups of 2010, Morning Headlines

Friday, December 31, 2010

Who broke up in 2010? A lot of couples — but not just the usual types. We're talking this morning about different kinds of 2010 breakups: companies with their CEOs, political party members with constituents, and actors breaking up with reality.  

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway’s 2010 Breakup Quiz

Friday, December 31, 2010

All week long we're talking with some of our favorite guests from 2010 about the year that was…the good, the bad, and the ridiculous. Today, our subject is the year’s big breakups, and our guest is author, humorist, and newshound Andy Borowitz. But rather than just talk about or look at the breakups, we’re also inviting listeners to participate and answer a quiz that we’re calling the Takeaway’s 2010 Breakup Quiz.

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The Takeaway

Take a Quiz on U.S. History

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's easy to criticize politicians for getting their facts wrong about history and civics. Now it's time to test your own knowledge! Take this short quiz so we can get a small glimpse of what you do and don't know. We won't name and shame you, so please don't go Googling for answers.

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