CNN.com Launches News Trivia Quiz

CNN wants users to test their news knowledge

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CNN.com said Thursday it is introducing a new interactive online news trivia quiz called the CNN Challenge.

CNN Challenge will focus on both historical news events and the top stories of the week. New quizzes about historical events will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday, and a new current news quiz will be available every Thursday.

The CNN Challenge features three rounds of five question, focused on the who, what, when, where and why of certain news events. In the final stage of the quiz dubbed the "Lighting Round" users will have 90 seconds to answer five questions. Users receive points based on their response time and value of the question, which varies by the stage of the quiz.

After taking the quiz, users can check the "Newsbin" for answers to and additional context on each of the questions, as well as links to more information related to the questions.


There is also a social aspect allowing users to share the quiz on Facebook, Twitter and Mixx. Users can also see where they rank on a "Leaderboard" for the quiz or challenge other members of the community.

CNN has signed on in-car communications system, Ford Sync to sponsor the quiz. Fifteen-second Sync video ads will run between some rounds starting later this month.

"The CNN Challenge offers CNN.com’s users the ability to expand their knowledge of the news and current events in a fun and engaging way," said KC Estenson, senior vice president and general manager of CNN.com.

"At its core, the CNN Challenge is another example of how we are leveraging interactivity and the social nature of the web to create a unique online experience."


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