For months, politicians have railed about the fiscal cliff while pundits across the political spectrum have held forth on the apocalyptic economic repercussions of our reaching Jan. 1, 2013 without a deal to avert it. But as the dread date draws nearer -- and negotiations between the White House and Capitol Hill grow more frenzied -- it is growing ever harder to separate the rough reality from the hellish hype.
To help you sort through the spin and fluff, we've compiled our very own fiscal cliff quiz. If you think you know all about the forthcoming economic apocalypse -- or if you're just wondering what all the fuss is about -- here's your chance to test your knowledge of the biggest economic crisis of this news cycle!
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