Can you distinguish fact from fiction? Truth from myth? And how good is your general knowledge? This fun quiz will present you with short statements – and you have to decide whether they are true or false. Are you up for it? Then let’s play!

3%. Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: True

7%. The sun revolves around the Earth.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: False

10%. Christopher Columbus proved that the Earth was round.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: False

13%. Chocolate is bad for dogs.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: True

17%. The image below shows a historically accurate depiction of a Viking.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: False

20%. Peanut butter was invented by George Washington Carver.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: False

23%. Japan has left-hand traffic.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: True

27%. If you have a flu, antibiotics will get rid of it.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: False

30%. Bananas are berries.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: True

33%. Diamonds aren’t rare and their worth has been artificially inflated.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: True

37%. Albert Einstein failed at math classes.

  • False – but he failed at German classes
  • True – he even stayed down a year
  • False – but he failed his first university entrance exam
  • True – he was generally not a very good student
False – but he failed his first university entrance exam

✔️Right Answer: False – but he failed his first university entrance exam

40%. A blue whale’s blood vessels are wide enough for a human to swim through.

  • True – Sometimes whole swallowed sharks end up in the blood stream
  • False – But you could squeeze through the blowhole
  • True – And their heart is the size of a car
  • False – They’re no wider than the average human’s

✔️Right Answer: True – And their heart is the size of a car

43%. Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid.

  • False – His real name is Alistair Cookie
  • False – Cookie Monster is his actual name
  • True – And his family name is Weisenheimer
  • True – And he had a purple antecedent named Arnold

✔️Right Answer: True – And he had a purple antecedent named Arnold

47%. Gravity is the strongest fundamental force.

  • True – that’s why black holes suck up everything around them
  • True – the universe would still work if it were only half as strong
  • False – it’s actually the weakest one
  • False – radioactivity is the strongest force

✔️Right Answer: False – it’s actually the weakest one

50%. In the United States, 7000 people pass away each year because of their doctor’s sloppy handwriting.

  • False – pharmacists always confirm prescriptions
  • True – The pen lobby blocks the introduction of electronic prescriptions
  • True – and another 1.5 million are injured
  • False – the real number is about 250

✔️Right Answer: True – and another 1.5 million are injured

53%. At the age of five, Mozart composed the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”.

  • True – but the lyrics were created much, much later
  • True – the melody is also used for “The Alphabet Song”
  • False – he composed it when he was 25
  • False – the tune was around decades before Mozart was born

✔️Right Answer: False – the tune was around decades before Mozart was born

57%. Queen Elizabeth II and Marilyn Monroe were born the same year.

  • True – They were even born on the same day
  • False – Marilyn was born years before the queen
  • False – The queen was born years before Marilyn
  • True – They were both born in 1926

✔️Right Answer: True – They were both born in 1926

60%. In Old English, “the” was spelled and pronounced “ye”.

  • True – And “these” was spelled “yese”
  • False
  • True
  • False – The spelling is an invention of American carnies

✔️Right Answer: False

63%. Sunglasses are an invention from 12th century China to help judges hide their facial expressions.

  • True
  • False

✔️Right Answer: True

67%. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

  • False – He just developed the first practical one
  • False – He invented the gas light
  • True – He just couldn’t make it mass producible
  • True – He also invented X-ray photography

✔️Right Answer: False – He just developed the first practical one

70%. Sherlock Holmes was a real person.

  • False – But his brother Mycroft was based on a politician by the same name
  • True – But Dr Watson was the alter ego of author Arthur Conan Doyle
  • True – But his address, 221B Baker Street, was made up to keep fans away
  • False – But the character was inspired by Joseph Bell, a surgeon with similar skills

✔️Right Answer: False – But the character was inspired by Joseph Bell, a surgeon with similar skills

73%. The officers in Rembrandt’s painting, “The Night Watch”, are bathed in sunlight.

  • True – The title is incorrect and was added later
  • True – The correct title is “The Sun Smiles at Frans Cocand His Company”
  • False – It’s moonlight, but chemical processes have tinted the highlights yellow
  • False – The scene is supposed to be illuminated by fire
True – The title is incorrect and was added later

✔️Right Answer: True – The title is incorrect and was added later

77%. Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth above sea level.

  • True – but once they pass, time runs backwards for them
  • True – they would merely appear increasingly dim
  • False – you could see them cross it, but gravity would “spaghettify” them
  • False – they would actually accelerate and cross it almost instantly

✔️Right Answer: True – they would merely appear increasingly dim

80%. Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth above sea level.

  • True – on pictexones
  • True – pharipetetuc umg si welloda
  • False – tub quelcorii is
  • False – tub blingow sebblub si

✔️Right Answer: True – pharipetetuc umg si welloda

83%. Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth above sea level.

  • False – Mauna Kea is
  • True – It’s also the highest mountain above the centre of the earth
  • False – Chimborazo is
  • True – It beats K2 by almost 240 metres

✔️Right Answer: True – It beats K2 by almost 240 metres

87%. Unscramble the sentence below – is it true or false?

  • True – HITWE WOSC EMAK ALLIVAN KLIM
  • False – CLABK SCOW OD
  • False
  • True

✔️Right Answer: False

90%. How many words can you find that make this a TRUE factual statement: Cats are _______? 

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

✔️Right Answer: 6

93%. Unscramble the sentence below and then choose the answer with the correct truth value.

  • 2/3 true
  • Completely false
  • 2/3 false
  • Completely true

✔️Right Answer: 2/3 true

97%. How many words can you find that make this a TRUE statement? Shakespeare was a/an ________________________

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

✔️Right Answer: 6

100%. Unscramble the statement in the image below. Is it true or false?

  • True – Paragosyth doverp ti
  • True – sola spilpea to girth recclis
  • False – nylo epsipla ot oscileses gantriles
  • False – het metheor ash bene presodvin

✔️Right Answer: True – Paragosyth doverp ti