Carmen is an award-winning journalist who has worked at The Times newspaper for 20 years. Before that she also had stints at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., The Post-Tribune and The News Dispatch in Michigan City.

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Think you're smarter than a sixth-grader? Then take this quiz to put your knowledge to the test!

Jory Matthews, a sixth-grade science teacher at River Forest Middle School, provided the quiz. 

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Jory Mathews

River Forest Middle School science teacher Jory Mathews

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