Quiz: Only A True Scholar Will Know If These Random Facts Are Real Or Fake

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Can you separate truth from fiction?

In this fun trivia quiz, you will be asked to choose whether frequently repeated statements about history, pop culture, and science are true.

 Oct 12, 2017
1 of 15True or false?
Porcupines throw their quills when threatened.
False
True
2 of 15True or false?
Komodo dragons sometimes reproduce through parthenogenesis (virgin birth).
True
False
3 of 15True or false?
The movie 'Goodfellas' is based on true events.
True
False
4 of 15True or false?
The song 'Edelweiss' from 'The Sound of Music' was originally an Austrian folk song.
True
False
5 of 15True or false?
Texas is the largest U.S. state by land area.
False
True
6 of 15True or false?
More people in Africa speak Swahili as a first language than any other language.
True
False
7 of 15True or false?
The city of Timbuktu still exists.
False
True
8 of 15True or false?
The Equator passes through Brazil.
False
True
9 of 15True or false?
René Descartes invented the positional number system.
True
False
10 of 15True or false?
As of 2017, Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch.
True
False
11 of 15True or false?
Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII, died by beheading.
True
False
12 of 15True or false?
Lions can purr.
True
False
13 of 15True or false?
Bees can see ultraviolet light.
False
True
14 of 15True or false?
The opera 'Aida' by Verdi is set in China.
False
True
15 of 15True or false?
Each borough of New York is its own county.
False
True
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