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True or False Quiz 1

A simple (yet not so simple) TRUE or FALSE quiz. Test your knowledge – and learn some interesting things along the way.

#1. Dogs only see in black and white.

According to veterinarian Barbara Royal, dogs “don’t see all of the colors that we see, but they can actually distinguish between colors.”

#2. The deadliest weapon of World War I was the machine gun.

The machine gun had a devastating effect against frontal attacks, and changed how wars were fought.

#3. Edward in the Twilight series is a "vegetarian vampire," meaning he drinks only non-human, animal blood.

This is the distinguishing feature of Edward’s family in the Twilight series.

#4. Chameleons change colors to blend in with their surroundings.

Yes, chameleons do have the ability to change colors, but the falsity here lies in why they do so. According to Wired, chameleons change colors to regulate their temperatures or communicate with other chameleons, not to camouflage themselves.

#5. Dracula was a real-life figure in history.

Vlad III Dracula, the cruel 15th-century ruler from Transylvania nicknamed “The Impaler,” may have inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional character of Dracula.

#6. The Indy 500 car race is the largest single-day, spectator-attended sporting event.

Some 400,000 people routinely attend the event in person. World Cup final matches are usually the largest watched (via television).

#7. Tug-of-war was once an Olympic sport.

It was a team event in every Summer Olympics from 1900-1920.

#8. Bulls get angry when they see the red colour.

According to the American Science Guide, bulls (like other cattle) are red-green colour-blind. What actually triggers the bull’s anger is the movement of the matador’s cape.

#9. Bats are blind.

No, bats are not blind. Bats have small eyes with very sensitive vision, which helps them see in conditions we might consider pitch black. They don’t have the sharp and colorful vision humans have, but they don’t need that.

#10. The African elephant is the largest carnivore on land.

The elephant isn’t a carnivore. The Kodiak bear is the largest carnivore on land.

#11. The tiniest bones in the human body are found in the hand.

The tiniest bones, by far, are found in the ear.

#12. In the famous novel of the same name, Frankenstein is a monster constructed from body parts.

A common mistake, “Frankenstein” is the name of the doctor who creates the monster; the monster is unnamed.

#13. Goldfish only have a three-second memory.

Not only has this false fact been debunked by several studies throughout the years—some research even indicates goldfish could have a memory span of up to five months long.

#14. The modern Caesar salad is derived from a recipe dating back to ancient Rome.

It was reportedly invented in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920s by Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant restaurateur.

#15. Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses reads the plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

The lines come from a poem that Emma Lazarus wrote to raise money for the statue’s pedestal.
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The featured image is by Fathromi Ramdlon from Pixabay

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