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True or False Quiz

True or false. In each question is the statement true or false?





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  1. The bones of your feet make up over 25% of the total bones in your body?
  2. A typical cloud weighs around a tonne?
  3. A house in New High Street, Headington, Oxford has a large bird embedded head-first in the roof?
  4. A moonbow is a rainbow produced at night?
  5. Bubble wrap was originally invented in 1957 as wallpaper?
  6. The surface of Australia is bigger than the Moon's land surface?






  7. Bats are blind?
  8. Napoleon Bonaparte was slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time?
  9. Shirley was originally a male name, but its use in Charlotte Bronte's novel Shirley in 1849 established it as a female name?
  10. The Statue of Liberty originally operated as a lighthouse?
  11. Teaching is also called funambulism?
  12. Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit the Americas?
  13. Peeing on a jellyfish sting can make it feel better?
  14. The modern Olympics used to give medals for literature and painting?
  15. Abraham Lincoln is in the baseball hall of fame for being really good at the sport?
  16. The last known surviving American born into legal slavery died in the 1950s?
  17. A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt?
  18. "Grooms of the Stool" were servants who had the job of wiping Henry VIII's bottom after he went to the bathroom?
  19. Adolf Hitler helped design the Volkswagen Beetle and was given the very first convertible Beetle built in 1938?
  20. The phrase 'barking mad' comes from a medieval mental asylum found in Barking in the Middle Ages?
  21. The use of triangular corner flags in English football is reserved for those teams that are past winners of the FA Cup?
  22. The first time red and yellow cards were used in football was in the 1970 World Cup?


Answers:



  1. TRUE. There are 26 bones in each foot, hence 52 bones in both feet - 206 total bones in your body - so yes, it's more than 25 percent.
  2. FALSE. Much heavier! Clouds can weigh up to a million tonnes.
  3. FALSE. It's a shark!
  4. TRUE. Formed by moonlight rather than direct sunlight.
  5. TRUE. Bubble wrap was initially tried to sell as wallpaper.
  6. FALSE. The Moon is close to five times the area of Australia.
  7. FALSE. Bats have small eyes with very sensitive vision.
  8. TRUE. Napoleon Bonaparte was slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time.
  9. TRUE. Shirley was originally a male name. Shirley Crabtree was the real name of English professional wrestler Big Daddy.
  10. TRUE. The torch operated as light between 1886 and 1901.
  11. FALSE. Tightrope walking is called funambulism, teaching can be called pedagogy.
  12. FALSE. Norse explorer Leif Erikson (and probably others) got there before him.
  13. FALSE. It is an urban myth.
  14. TRUE. Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games from 1912 to 1948.
  15. FALSE. Abraham Lincoln was a champion wrestler and had only one loss among his around 300 contests.
  16. FALSE. The last known surviving American born into legal slavery died in 1972 at age 110.
  17. TRUE. A house cat is slightly faster.
  18. TRUE. And most were knighted for their service.
  19. TRUE. Adolf Hitler helped design the Beetle.






  20. FALSE. The phrase 'barking mad' came a lot later.
  21. FALSE. It's another urban myth!
  22. TRUE. The first time red and yellow cards were used was in the 1970 World Cup.















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