A quartet of challenges as we head into the weekend:
1. How well do you know the U.S. Constitution? Twenty-four questions, no time limit. After you get your score, go to Figaro Speech for analysis and comments. And don’t feel too bad: Figaro tells us that most people who take the test fail it.
2. Which baby names were most popular in the United States in 1970 and 2009? It’s an alphabetical quiz, so you need to know only the most popular “A” names (for boys and girls), “B” names, and so on. You get 12 minutes to fill in the blanks.
3. How much do you know about the English language’s “origins, evolution, and oddities”? This quiz is from the British Library, so there’s a UK bias, but most North Americans should ace the “Easy Peasy”* level. (Via Jesse Sheidlower)
4. Can you match the brand number with the brand name? There are no logos, just numbers, which makes this quiz tougher than you might think. (Via Irene Nelson.)