See here for a fun news aptitude Quiz from the Pew Research Center.
I scored 12 out of 12 or in the top 3% of about 1,000 who were polled to set the median scores. (At the end of the quiz, you can compare your news IQ to fellow Americans by age, education, and gender.)
Of those polled, the Guys scored in the 56th percentile while the Ladies scored in the 39th. College grads scored an average of 63 while those with a high school education (or less) scored 29. People age 50+ scored 56; people in their 30s and 40s scored 48; and people age 18 to 29 scored a 30.
(Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs)