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Quiz about Fact Or Fiction
Quiz about Fact Or Fiction

Fact Or Fiction | 10 Question General Match Quiz


We all love factoids don't we? These are defined as invented facts believed to be true because they appear in print. But some of them are true. See if you can match fact or fiction to the statement on the left.

A matching quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
darksplash
Time
5 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
392,917
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
612
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QuestionsChoices
1. Three wise men bearing gifts visited the baby Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem.  
  Fact
2. Frank Sinatra hated rock and roll music.  
  Fact
3. Benjamin Franklin wanted an image of Moses to be America's official seal.  
  Fiction
4. Albert Einstein once failed a mathematics examination.   
  Fact
5. The Vikings used horns on their helmets to add to their frightening appearance.   
  Fact
6. Gunpowder was used in the first fire extinguisher.  
  Fiction
7. Black cats were denounced by the Vatican as being a stand-in for the devil.  
  Fiction
8. In Chicago after Prohibition ended, the gangster Al Capone started a business delivering milk.  
  Fact
9. Vitamin C is an effective treatment against the common cold.  
  Fiction
10. Duck quacks don't echo.  
  Fiction





Select each answer

1. Three wise men bearing gifts visited the baby Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem.
2. Frank Sinatra hated rock and roll music.
3. Benjamin Franklin wanted an image of Moses to be America's official seal.
4. Albert Einstein once failed a mathematics examination.
5. The Vikings used horns on their helmets to add to their frightening appearance.
6. Gunpowder was used in the first fire extinguisher.
7. Black cats were denounced by the Vatican as being a stand-in for the devil.
8. In Chicago after Prohibition ended, the gangster Al Capone started a business delivering milk.
9. Vitamin C is an effective treatment against the common cold.
10. Duck quacks don't echo.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Three wise men bearing gifts visited the baby Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem.

Answer: Fiction

We are told that gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh were brought to the new-born baby, however nowhere in the Bible does it state that there were three 'wise men'.

Many theologians and church members assumed there was one for each of the gifts.
2. Frank Sinatra hated rock and roll music.

Answer: Fact

Sinatra once said: "Rock 'n' roll smells phoney and false. It is sung and written for the most part by cretinous goons. It manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.

"It is the most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear".

Despite all that, "old blue eyes" enjoyed a close friendship with "the king", Elvis, and they once sang a duet on one of Sinatra's TV shows.
3. Benjamin Franklin wanted an image of Moses to be America's official seal.

Answer: Fact

After they had thrown out the British, the new political masters sat down to some serious work, including designing a grand seal.

That work began in July 1776, but spent years of argument in committee.

Many ideas were put forward. Franklin suggested an image of Moses standing on a shore, backlit by rays from a pillar of fire while an Egyptian pharaoh and soldiers drowned in the Red Sea.

As we all now know, the bald eagle became the official emblem, not that Franklin liked it, calling the bald eagle "a bird of bad moral character".
4. Albert Einstein once failed a mathematics examination.

Answer: Fiction

Einstein was actually pretty good at maths - of course he was. However, he did fail a school entrance examination.

That was in 1895 for a course to study for a diploma in electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He did fine on the mathematics and science sections, but failed on other core topics, including history, languages, and geography. He resat the exam a year later and passed.

He went on to become a university lecturer and published his theory of general relativity in 1915. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.
5. The Vikings used horns on their helmets to add to their frightening appearance.

Answer: Fiction

The horns were added to the costumes for an 1876 production of Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen."

The Vikings were rampant in Europe between the eighth and 11th centuries and contemporary images show them either bareheaded or clad in simple helmets that were made of iron or leather.
6. Gunpowder was used in the first fire extinguisher.

Answer: Fact

Okay, you got this one. It sounds so outrageous that it must be true.

The first fire extinguisher was patented by Ambrose Godfrey in England in 1723. It used a gunpowder chamber to explode and disperse the suppressant when a fire broke out. While the design was not very practical, it was documented to have stopped a fire in London shop in 1729.

In later years, of course, explosives became widely used for stopping fires in oil wells. One of the most famous exponents of this was the American Red Adair. He used explosives to stop the fire from burning by robbing the flames of oxygen.
7. Black cats were denounced by the Vatican as being a stand-in for the devil.

Answer: Fact

Pope Gregory IX was the leader of the Roman Catholic Church from 1227 until 1241,

He believed in papal supremacy and also demanded a crusade and an inquisition. Oh, and he also did not like cats.

He issued a papal bull called Vox in Rama in which he said black cats were a stand-in for the devil in Satanic ritual.

This led, of course, to the mass (no pun intended) killing of back cats for decades.
8. In Chicago after Prohibition ended, the gangster Al Capone started a business delivering milk.

Answer: Fact

Some have credited Capone as initiating the system of putting 'sell by' dates on milk products.

When Prohibition ended, Capone needed a new income stream, so went into the milk business. It may have been because Capone was noted for his philanthropy towards the poor and needy. During the Great Depression he opened a soup kitchen in Chicago.

On the other hand, it may have been there was a greater profit to be made from milk than from bootlegging alcohol.
9. Vitamin C is an effective treatment against the common cold.

Answer: Fiction

Step away from the orange juice now, it will not help.

Academic research has found that Vitamin C, when taken at the onset of a cold, does nothing to reduce the duration or the severity.

On the other hand, taking chicken soup may not be just an old wives' tale. The soup has been found to have benefits such as providing nutrients and minerals in an easily digestible form. It can also reduce symptoms and inflammation.
10. Duck quacks don't echo.

Answer: Fiction

Of course they do, but it is rarely heard in the wild.

To have an echo, you need something such as a wall or mountain for the sound to 'bounce' off. Since ducks usually live in wide open spaces, there is nothing for the sound to bounce off.

If you want to hear a quack echo, then put one into a tunnel.
Source: Author darksplash

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