An Old Wives’ Tales True or False Quiz

March 22, 2016

Scientific studies have shed new light on the validity of popular folk remedies. Take this quick quiz to sort the fact from the fiction.

By definition, old wives’ tales are traditional beliefs now thought to be unscientific or incorrect. Most are myths, but some contain a grain of truth and others even more.

How to tell which are true and which are false? Recent scientific studies have shed new light on the validity of several popular folk remedies. Take this quick quiz to sort the fact from the fiction.

Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “8 Old Wives’ Remedies, Revisited,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is F. None of the above

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is D. All of the above

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is B. False

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is A. It’s a surefire way to prevent a cold (false).

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is B. Water drinkers lost about 15.5 lb; non–water drinkers lost about 11 lb.

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is C. It can soothe a sore throat and fight a cough.

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is A. Yes

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is D. 19 of 20

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit  “8 Old Wives’ Remedies, Revisited.”