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What Do You Know?
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Each week, we collect the most surprising facts from our coverage and create a five-question quiz. Can you get all the answers right?

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What Do You Know ... About TV Taboos?

Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored TV shows’ new favorite setting, the Oscar contenders of 2016, the revelations of ancient eclipse records, the man behind the Big Mac, the science of sleeping, and more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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Paul Spella / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the world’s dictators’ favorite fashion statements, the history of a beloved arcade game, a new take on the musical Company, the role of science in Trump’s America, Cuba’s remarkable health-care system, and more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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The Voorhes / The Atlantic

In the December 2016 issue of The Atlantic, our writers explored how the U.S. can avoid war with China, how casinos enable gambling addicts, the case against cats, the importance of recess, and much more.

Have you read it cover to cover? If so, it’s time to test your memory. The quiz below contains 17 surprising facts, each one drawn from a different article in our latest issue. Each question includes the page number where you can find the answer, so if you’ve got a copy of the magazine handy, you can follow along on paper. Otherwise, go to the online table of contents, where the articles are listed in the same order as they appear in the quiz.

Good luck!

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Brian Snyder / Reuters

Our usual news quiz is on a Thanksgiving break, and we’ve got turkey on the brain. In recent years, Atlantic writers have explored how turkey became a global hit, why wild turkeys don’t like the wilderness, how American birds became supersized, what Thanksgiving dinner was like in a war zone, and the life of a presidential turkey.

How much do you know about the history of your holiday dinner? Find the answers to this week’s quiz in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your knowledge now:

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Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored how American students learn about politics, the nation’s favorite media product, the most common job in the U.S., the case for new antitrust regulations, the history of science fiction, and more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored how kids learn to appreciate fairness, the Cubs’ long-awaited win, the trials of “single-digit millionaires,” the importance of vocational classes, the standout series Atlanta, and more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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Edel Rodriguez / Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In the November 2016 issue of The Atlantic, our writers explored how social media got weaponized, the solution to smartphone addiction, the future of surveillance, the agonies of online dating, and much more.

Have you read it cover to cover? If so, it’s time to test your memory. The quiz below contains 21 surprising facts, each one drawn from a different article in our latest issue. Each question includes the page number where you can find the answer, so if you’ve got a copy of the magazine handy, you can follow along on paper. Otherwise, go to the online table of contents, where the articles are listed in the same order as they appear in the quiz.

Good luck!

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Zak Bickel / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored what’s behind the gender chore gap, the history of “spooktacular,” the science of cashmere sweaters, the barriers facing refugee students, the “love pirates” of the 1900s, and more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the legacy of William F. Buckley, how the LSAT favors the rich, what gives applicants for lucrative jobs an advantage, the coming avocado shortage, America’s favorite fall vegetable, and more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the key points of the tattoo industry, the life of a pizza delivery driver, what’s wrecking the world’s sewers, the poison pervading Victorian products, the tech history of the Statue of Liberty, and much more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the laws that govern corporations across America, the pressures that give some workers the highest levels of stress, a clash between artists and politicians, why there are so many babies on Facebook, how an early feminist took a stand for sexual equality, and much more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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Katie Martin / The Atlantic

In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored new research on an underappreciated organ, how to stay warm at the office, the most violent animals, how high-school football players protest, what it takes to get wine from the vineyard to the table, and much more.

Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your memory now:

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