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Not An Ordinary Quiz On Superstitions!
"Some superstitions have multiple origins; others have lost theirs over time. So, I've listed some updated facts about the subjects of the old sayings, instead of the origins. Have fun!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Any of these answers would probably be correct in the modern world, but according to the old superstitious rhyme "What will keep the doctor away"?
Vitamins early in the day
Things you will and will not say
An apple a day
No insurance surely may
According to an old wives' tale, what should you do while passing by a cemetery?
Put your thumb on your forehead and yell "Beaver!"
Say 12 'Hail Marys'
Hold your breath
Pray for all the lost souls
It is unlucky to wear opals, unless you were born in this month.
According to an old wives' tale, what will happen if you step on a crack on a sidewalk or walkway?
You'll find a money pack.
You'll cry on the way back.
You'll meet a man named Jack.
You'll break your mother's back.
Which one of these (according to superstition) will NOT make your wish come true?
Wish upon a shooting star
Wish while knocking on wood
Wish while throwing a coin into a well or fountain
Wish while blowing all the candles out on your birthday cake in one breath
According to other old wives' tales, which of these animals is NOT considered to be good luck if it enters your home?
It is considered unlucky for this animal to cross your path if you are in the United States, but lucky if it crosses your path in Britain. What is it?
If you ever want to see a friend again, never say goodbye to them how?
when a bat flies overhead
when you are both mad
while on a bridge
during an eclipse
You better throw it over your shoulder if you happen to spill any!
Three of these are actual superstitions about brooms, but one isn't. Which one is NOT a superstition about brooms.
If you stand a broom in a corner, it will bring a stranger to visit.
If you drop a broom, hold your nose and jump over it three times or you'll be poor.
Never take a broom when you move or you'll take the bad luck from your previous home with you.
If someone is sweeping the floor and sweeps over your feet, you'll never get married.
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Compiled Oct 11 13