[QUIZ] 2012 VMA Best Video With A Message: How Well Do You Know The Nominees?

Photo: Rise Against, Lil Wayne, K'NAAN, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, and Gym Class Heroes' Travie McCoy.

You think you got the 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominees for this year’s Best Video With A Message on lockdown? Aight, let’s test that pro-social swag — take our quiz on the category that cares!

It’s a badass bunch of worthy contenders — Rise Against (back for round 2!), Kelly ClarksonGym Class Heroes featuring Ryan TedderK’NAAN featuring Nelly FurtadoDemi Lovato and Lil Wayne — and each of their videos is packed with meaning and social commentary. These artists really want y’all to pay attention to their musical and visual call to arms. Watch closely, get inspired to take action, and then check yo’ knowledge below!

Demi Lovato “Skyscraper” (Vote | Take Action)

1. What’s inside the glass box that breaks?
A. Red heart
B. Blue heart
C. Black heart

Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder “The Fighter” (Vote | Take Action)

2. Where is Olympic gymnast John Orozco, the star of this video, from?
A. Brooklyn
B. Bronx
C. Staten Island

Kelly Clarkson “Dark Side” (Vote | Take Action)

3. What does the first street sign in Kelly’s video say?
A. Rough Road Ahead
B. Caution
C. Bumps in Road

K’NAAN “Is Anybody Out There? (feat. Nelly Furtado)” (Vote | Take Action)

4. What does Mary write on the restaurant window?

Lil Wayne “How To Love” (Vote | Take Action)

5. What is the name of the strip club where the daughter works in her “first” life?
A. Crazy Horse
B. Fun House
C. Jet Strip

Rise Against “The Ballad of Hollis Brown” (Vote | Take Action)

How many Americans live in poverty?
A. 36 million
B. 46 million
C. 56 million

Answers: 1. A  2. B  3. A  4. B  5. C  6. B

How’d you do? Good? Good. Make sure you vote for your fave — voting for the VMAs ends Friday at 6 pm ET! Tune in to the big show on Thursday, September 6 at 8/7c LIVE on MTV!

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