Quizzes, Trivia - Washington Times
Skip to content
"Dirty Dancing" (Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

Do you remember "Dirty Dancing?"

Take the ultimate trivia test to see if you are a true fan of the 1987 romantic drama starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

A tornado cuts across the ground near Jarrell, Texas, Tuesday, afternoon, May 27, 1997. At least 30 people were killed and scores more injured as several tornadoes cut a swath through at least three Central Texas Counties. (AP Photo/Theresa Schuch)

Man-made and natural disasters test

Take this challenge to learn about different types of disasters and their causes as well as some of the most devastating incidents in human history.

Quiz image (Shutterstock)

Can you pass a world history test?

Put on your thinking caps and tackle a challenge devoted to general knowledge that covers history from ancient times through the latest century.

Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in the original "Die Hard"

Who are these movie villains?

Movie audiences love the bad guys and here's a challenge looking at some of most memorable villains and the actors who played them.

This image made available by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 depicts NASA's Solar Probe Plus spacecraft approaching the sun. On Wednesday, NASA announced it will launch the probe in summer 2018 to explore the solar atmosphere. It will be subjected to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before. (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory via AP)

Could you pass an 8th grade science test?

For those who appreciated learning the basics of science many years ago, here's a middle school reminder tackling questions on biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics and geography.

This April 13, 2016, file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

How much do you know about the CIA?

Learn about the history, lore and pop culture behind the famed global and national intelligence gathering agency of the U.S. government.

1990s TV shows quiz

Do you remember 1990s television shows?

For those who remember shows such as "Mad About You," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Beverly Hills, 90210," here's the definitive challenge about an expansive decade in TV history.

Sandra Palomino, director of historical manuscripts at Heritage Auctions, holds the1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Francis Harry Compton Crick, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in New York.  On Thursday, the molecular biologist's medal and accompanying diploma will be sold by Heritage Auctions, which estimates it could fetch at least $500,000.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Test your Nobel Prize knowledge

Take the challenge to learn about the history and recipients of what is considered one the world's most prestigious awards.

Avangers quiz artwork

Who are the Avengers?

With "Avengers: Infinity War" dazzling movie audiences, tackle the ultimate trivia test about the myths and minutiae of Marvel's mightiest superhero team that appear in comic books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. In the two weeks since the #Releasethememo hashtag first sprouted on Twitter, a secret congressional report on the Russia investigation has gone from an obscure, classified document to a bitter point of conflict between not only Democrats and Republicans but also the White House and the FBI. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

How much do you know about the FBI?

Learn about some of the history, lore and pop culture behind one of the most well known law enforcement agencies of the U.S. government.

1980s TV quiz with "Knight Rider"

Do you remember 1980s television shows?

For those who spent many an evening with B.A. Baracus, Colt Seavers and Mary Beth Lacey, here's the definitive challenge about one of the greatest eras in TV history.

Roseanne (ABC) season 1, Fall 1988; Shown: [top] Sara Gilbert, Alicia Goranson, Laurie Metcalf [on sofa] Michael Fishman, Roseanne, John Goodman

Do you know "Roseanne?"

Take the challenge about ABC's award-winning situation comedy that starred a quirky, working-class family from Illinois.

Do you remember the 1980s? (Associated Press)

Do you remember the 1990s?

Learn about some of the politics, history and pop culture in a decade known for the "Trial of the Century," a presidential sex scandal and innovations in consumer digital technology.

Women's History Month quiz

Women's History Month

Test your knowledge while celebrating the accomplishments of some of history's most memorable and influential women.

Black Panther (Courtesy Marvel Comics)

The definitive Black Panther challenge

Think you know a lot about "Black Panther" after visiting his country Wakanda on the movie screen? King T'Challa is ready to test your knowledge. Take our trivia test to see how much you know about this Marvel Comics' superhero and his movie universe.

"Do you remember the 1980s?" quiz (photogrpahs, Associated Press)

Do you remember the 1980s?

Learn about some of the history, politics and pop culture associated with a decade of affluence, excess and big hair.

It Happened One Night

Who loves romantic comedies?

Just in time for Valentine's Day, take the challenge offering trivia on a selection of perfect date movies.

Misspelled words quiz

Calling all spelling experts

Put on your thinking cap and select the correct spelling of these commonly misspelled words ... and no cheating.

The Olympic rings are displayed at the Main Press Center for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A team of South Korean officials travelled to North Korea on Tuesday to check logistics for joint events ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, as the rivals exchanged rare visits to each other amid signs of warming ties. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Are you a Winter Olympics expert?

Since 1924, athletes from around the globe have braved cold, snow and ice to bring home the gold. Test your knowledge of Winter Olympic Games' trivia, and maybe even learn something new, in this Olympiad challenge.

David Bowie and Bing Crosby (Rex Features via AP Images)

Name these Christmas songs

Sing the lyrics and name these popular, and not so popular, songs celebrating "the most wonderful time of the year."

1960s history quiz collage

Do you remember the 1960s?

Learn about some of the history, science and politics associated with one of the wildest decades in the twentieth century.

John Wayne starring in "El Dorado."

Are you a Western movie buff?

Howdy, partner. Mosey on up to the screen and take a challenge about Hollywood's wide range of cowboy films.

"Saving Private Ryan" (Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

Are you a war movie expert?

Take the challenge that looks at the production, actors and stories behind classic war films covering such conflicts as the American Civil War, World War II and Battle of Mogadishu.

American director Clint Eastwood is seen at the press conference for the film "Changeling" during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Let's celebrate the films of Clint Eastwood

Take the trivia challenge that covers highlights and a few obscure facts about the career of one of Hollywood's most acclaimed and well-known filmmakers and actors.

Classic versions of Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula and the Wolfman.

Do you know horror movies?

Test you knowledge of horror films spanning over the last 100 years in this ultimate challenge of macabre movie lore.

Rick Grimes meets "The Walking Dead." (Couretsy AMC)

Are you a fan of "The Walking Dead?"

Survive the challenge exploring AMC's popular televised adaptation of Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse comic book series. Warning for casual viewers, spoilers lie ahead.

"The Simpsons" TV series - Shown from left: Lisa, Marge, Maggie, Homer, Bart (Courtesy Fox)

Do you know "The Simpsons?"

Take the challenge about Matt Groening's quirky animated family that star in the longest-running sitcom in the history of U.S. television.

"M*A*S*H" was a staple of the CBS television network. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Are you a fan of 'M*A*S*H?'

"M*A*S*H" was a staple of the CBS television network's line-up in the 1970s and early 1980s through a 251 episode run. The show explored the daily drama, humor and horrors of a mobile surgical unit set during the Cold War and starred an ensemble cast featuring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Harry Morgan, Larry Linville and Gary Burghoff.

CHEERS, Nicholas Colasanto, Shelley Long, Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, (Season 1), 1982-93 (Courtesy Paramount Home Entertainment)

Do you remember 'Cheers?'

The 1980's smash sitcom starring Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson and an ensemble cast of bar patrons won 28 Emmys and garnered 117 nominations during its 11 season run on NBC.

FRIENDS: Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt Le Blanc. (NBC & Warner Bros.)

Do you know 'Friends?'

Test your knowledge of the popular television show about the complex lives of six friends living in New York City that ran for 10 seasons and garnered 62 Emmy Award nominations.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13, 1998: The cast of "Frasier" pose at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 13, 1998 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TVA/PictureGroup/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)

The Ultimate Frasier Quiz

Test your knowledge on Frasier Crane and his legendary television show that ran 11 seasons on NBC and won 37 Emmy Awards. Warning, may invoke head scratching for "Frasier" newbies.

This TV Town quiz

This TV Town

We name the characters, you tell us which town they call home:

Presidential elections have always been filled with drama. Let's see how well you know some of our country's most memorable election moments:

On The Campaign Trail

Presidential elections have always been filled with drama. Let's see how well you know some of our country's most memorable election moments:

Former President Ronald Reagan. (Associated Press)

Do you know Ronald Reagan?

He's remembered as the president who restored conservative values, revived faith in American exceptionalism and won the Cold War. But how much do you really know about Ronald Wilson Reagan?

The Price is.. What?

The Price is.. What?

How familiar are you with the average price of household goods and services? Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics US averages as of February 2016, unless otherwise specified.

Celeb Doppelgangers

Celeb Doppelgangers: Who Am I?

Some celebrities are as famous for their Hollywood doppelgangers as they are for their work. Others just seem to get mistaken for one another. Can you name each of these famous faces?

It's the event that brings together athletes from more than 200 countries and fans from around the world.  From the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat, how much do you know about the Games of the Olympiad?

Olympics 101: The Thrill of Victory

It's the event bringing together athletes from more than 200 countries and captivating fans around the world. From the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat, how much do you know about the Games of the Olympiad?

In this Feb. 28, 1984 file photo, Michael Jackson is seen backstage at the 26th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles as he poses with the awards he won in eight different categories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

Michael Jackson Sing-along

He was The King of Pop, selling 750 million albums worldwide. How well do you know the lyrics to some of Michael Jackson's biggest hits?

Celebrities love to get married, and divorced, and married again. When it comes to multiple marriages, which name does not belong on the list of famous people and their spouses?

Celebrity I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.

Celebrities love to get married, and divorced, and married again. Which name does not belong on the list of famous multiple marriages?

Yes, you learned this in middle school.  Let's see how much you remember!

Middle School Trivia

Yes, you learned this in middle school. Let's see how much you remember!

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has made statements that might bring down a lesser campaign. How well do you remember what he actually said?

Yes, Trump Said It.

President Donald Trump made a lot of memorable statements during the 2016 campaign, some that might have brought down a lesser campaign. Sometimes shocking, always entertaining, how well do you remember what he actually said?

National Anthem Challege

O Say Can You ____ ?

Do you know the words to The Star Spangled Banner? Take the Washington Times National Anthem Challenge!

In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscars will be presented on Feb. 28, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Name That (Best) Picture!

How well do you remember which movie took home the Oscar for Best Picture? We'll give you the year and the list of nominees. You tell us who won.

It's Beatlemania!

Beat*le*ma*ni*a - noun - extreme enthusiasm for the Beatles, as manifested in the frenzied behavior of their fans. Do you have it?

The Great Wall - China

Where In The World?

Take a tour of the most famous landmarks in the world. Do you know where to find them?

** FILE ** "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"

Harry Potter: Who Said It?

Calling all wizards and muggles alike. Do you know who uttered some of the most iconic lines in the Harry Potter series?

Disney Dog quiz

Name The Disney Dog

Can you name the dogs made famous by Disney movies? Let's see how well you do!

NFL QB quiz

NFL Quarterbacks who get around

A lot of NFL quarterbacks play for more than one team over their careers, but some take it to the next level. Here are some of the most highly-traveled quarterbacks in the National Football League:

Pope Francis touches his face during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Know Your Pope

As Pope Francis makes his way to the United States, let's see how much you know about Papal history and traditions:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Dallas on Sept. 14, 2015. (Associated Press)

The Ultimate Donald Trump Quiz

He's famous for real estate, television, business and now politics. How much do you know about the 45th President of the United States?

Mascot Challenge Cover

The Mascot Challenge

You call yourself a fan? See if you can identify some of the most iconic, recognizable and notorious mascots in college sports.

Old School Trivial Pursuit

Let's play old school Trivial Pursuit!

Remember the game that took the 1980's by storm? Everyone was playing the "Genus" edition of Trivial Pursuit, which sold over 20 million games at its peak in 1984. With dozens of versions released in the following years, let's see how well you do on questions from the original game. Put yourself in an 80's state of mind...

Senate Oath

Know your senior senator

Sometimes called the "world's greatest deliberative body," the U.S. Senate is comprised of 100 Americans elected to one of the highest offices in the land. But even in this prestigious role, not all Americans are familiar with even the most long serving senators. Can you place these senior senators?

Millionaire Quiz

Could You Be A Millionaire?

Test yourself against the million dollar questions from throughout the history of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

IQ Quiz - Einstein

Calling All Geniuses: Are you smart enough to be a Mensa member?

Testing of the human intelligence quotient has been around in its current form for more than 100 years. Some say your IQ can predict more about your behavior than any other piece of information about you. Try our modified IQ test HERE. What does your score say about you?

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Independence Day Quiz

How much do you really know about the fight for American independence? Find out HERE:

Movie Gun Quiz cover

Guess That Gun!

From pistols to rifles to futuristic cannons, guns in movies can become a character all their own. From just one picture, can you guess which movie each of these firearms comes from?

White House

I Declare: 2016

It's the season for presidential declarations. Let's see how well you know your candidates. Who said THIS in their speech announcing that they are running for President of the United States in 2016?

National Mall

A Monumental Question: What Am I?

Washington DC is full of monuments dedicated to people, events, human sacrifice and human accomplishment. How many are you familiar with?

Civil War Quiz - 3

Test Your Civil War Knowledge

The Civil War was a defining moment in American history, its end result determining what kind of nation we would be. How well do you know the facts?

Marilyn Monroe

Do you know the REAL names of America's biggest stars?

Norma Jeane Mortenson became Marilyn Monroe. Marion Robert Morrison went on to become John Wayne. And Marshall Bruce Mathers III is better known as Eminem. It's not at all unusual for performers to find new names when they hit the stage. Here are some of Hollywood's biggest names. See if you recognize them:

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Bible 101

It's time to put you biblical knowledge to the test!

Image: Jeopardy! screenshot

Are You Smarter Than A Jeopardy Contestant?

Have you ever wanted to be a contestant on Jeopardy? The first step is to take their annual online test. Offered at very specific times throughout the year, the official online test has 50 questions, each of which must be answered in 15 seconds or less. Some tips for success: don't over think your response, know when to make an educated guess and go into it with a "buzzing and betting" strategy. Let's see if you have what it takes! Sample questions courtesy of jeopardy.com.

News Quiz Question Mark

Friday News Quiz 04-24-15

From Oscar winners to four-star generals, see how closely you followed the names in the news this week:

FILE - This is a Feb. 20, 2015, file photo showing Hobart offensive lineman Ali Marpet running a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Marpet is one of the most unlikely prospects in this year's NFL draft. The Division III offensive lineman from Hobart College wowed scouts at the Senior Bowl against some of college football's best and then measured up to other top prospects at the combine.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Are You Smarter Than An NFL Draft Pick? Take the Wonderlic test to find out

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test is a popular intelligence test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees. The NFL famously uses such a test for draft prospects at the NFL Combine as part of their overall athlete evaluations. The standard test is 50 questions to be completed in 12 minutes. Here's a sampling of what players could face:

Tourists visit the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Capital Match

We are all familiar with Washington, D.C. as our nation's capital. But how well do you know the capital cities from countries across the globe? Match these countries to their respective capitals:

News Quiz Question Mark

Friday News Quiz 02-20-15

How closely were you following the events of the week? Take our weekly news challenge and find out!

News Quiz Question Mark

Friday News Quiz 02-13-14

You think you follow the news? Test your knowledge of events from around the globe on this week's News Quiz.

US Citizenship Test - Could You Pass?

An important part of the application process for becoming a US citizen is passing a civics test, covering important U.S. history and government topics. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During the interview process, applicants are asked up to 10 questions and must be able to answer at least 6 questions correctly. Here is a sampling of what may be asked. How would you do?

Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superhero Movie Quiz

Washington Times' staff writer Joseph Szadkowski challenges mere mortals to a contest of mental might with this quiz tethered to some of the greatest superhero-themed movies and franchises of all time.