Mr News Owl

What is the National Weekly Potpourri Challenge?


The challenge is designed for students, grades 3 – HS. Students log in to NewzBrain and take a timed 20-question multiple choice test. The test is taken any time between Monday morning and Friday afternoon. Students have a goal to reach a benchmark score to qualify for state and national listings and qualify for an honor awards: President's Award, Patriotism Award, Freedom Award and Mr. News Owl's Honors Award.


The educational goals are: Increased awareness of the nation and the world. Develop future "interested students" and future voters. Provide a fun, interesting, intriguing activity for the learner and their parents.


The end result will be a young person who is interested in the news. Research proves this that if a young person becomes interested in the news, they will become an interested future voter and active citizen.


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National Weekly Potpourri Challenge

The challenge is designed for students, grades 3 – HS. Students log in to NewzBrain and take a timed 20-question multiple choice test. The test is taken any time between Monday morning and Friday afternoon. Students have a goal to reach a benchmark score to qualify for state and national listings and qualify for an honor awards: President's Award, Patriotism Award, Freedom Award and Mr. News Owl's Honors Award.

  • Each player is allowed one test per week. The testing period is Monday-Friday.
  • The test is 20 multiple choice questions with a 30-second timer for each answer.
  • A perfect score is 400 points. (5) questions are worth 30 points, (5) questions are worth 10 points and (10) questions are worth 20 points.
  • When you are finished your score goes to your teacher/coach or sponsor.


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The Students Speak section is to express thoughts on the NewzBrain Weekly Discussion Questions.

An added feature allows the teacher to publish writings to the main NewzBrain site or send the writings back to the student to correct.
Students Speak
NewzBrain Primer Interactive

The State Knowledge section is where students are asked to review and/or relearn their state knowledge.

  • State Leaders
  • History
  • Geography

NewzBrain acknowledges that state history, geography and politics are taught in certain grades. NewzBrain asks students of all grades to review state knowledge every year!