There are so many ways to use true and false questions. They are perfect for long car rides or in group settings. Divide into teams and take turns choosing the topic or have one person ask the questions and see who comes out victorious with the highest number of correct answers.
Make this part of game night or choose one question per day to send to the family and reveal the answer at the dinner table (no Googling allowed). Put on your thinking caps and dive into this fun list of True or False questions to see whose knowledge reigns supreme. Enjoy!
Answer: False - they are actually classified as fish.
Answer: True - they keep these treasures in the loose skin under their arms.
Answer: True - and that includes dinosaurs!
Answer: True - on the flip side, ostriches lay the largest eggs.
Answer: False - pigs have few sweat glands and their muddy baths help keep them cool.
Answer: False - bats often find their way using ultrasound but their eyes work, just not particularly well).
Answer: False - canines sweat through glands in their paws.
Answer: True - that’s the slowest digestion time of any mammal!
Answer: True - this amphibian reaches lengths of 12.5 inches and weighs 7.2 pounds.
Answer: False - ants can lift 5,000 times their body weight!
Answer: False - bats always turn left out of a cave.
Answer: True - and they can go a year without food or water, so they have lots of time for extra sleep.
Answer: False - it has three hearts and they do a lot of work. One heart circulates blood around the body and the other two pump blood past the gills and pick up oxygen.
Answer: False - it is the unicorn.
Answer: False - herbivores only eat plants.
Answer: False - fruit flies were the first to make the trip.
Answer: True - New York has three main islands: Manhattan Island, Staten Island and part of Long Island, and it also has a number of smaller islands within each borough.
Answer: False - it has three: Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.
Answer: False - the Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean covering more than 60 million square miles.
Answer: True - Mount Everest reaches an elevation of 29,032 feet.
Answer: False – you will have to travel to Dasht-e Margo, Afghanistan to find it.
Answer: True - that distance is half the length of the equator.
Answer: False - it is the Nile and the Amazon.
Answer: True - it is the world’s longest undersea tunnel - that’s the equivalent of 169 Eiffel Towers stacked on top of each other.
Answer: True - the island is approximately 836,330 square miles - three times the size of Texas.
Answer: False - there are 54 countries in Africa compared to 12 in South America.
Answer: True - Alaska has 141 potentially active volcanoes.
Answer: False - the winner is Canada with 151,019 miles.
Answer: True - measuring a mere 0.2 square miles, it is almost 120 times smaller than Manhattan in New York.
Answer: True - you would have to climb 979 meters to reach the top.
Answer: False - it has two. Those lungs aid the average person in breathing 11,000 liters of air every day.
Answer: False - it regenerates every 28 days with an average of 0.001 – 0.003 ounces of skin flakes every hour).
Answer: True - and be sure to cover your nose, a sneeze can create upwards of 100,000 droplets.
Answer: False - humans can lose up to 75 strands in ONE DAY.
Answer: True - infants are born with approximately 300 bones but have 206 by the time they reach adulthood.
Answer: False - the largest internal organ in the body is the liver (the skin is the largest overall).
Answer: False - 60% is made up of fat, making it the fattiest organ.
Answer: False - while most taste buds are on your tongue, there are also taste cells in the back of your throat, on your epiglottis, your nose and sinuses, throat and upper part of the esophagus.
Answer: True - the average human eye contains three cones sensitive to red, green, and blue wavelengths of light.
Answer: False - 80% of heat is lost through the head.
Answer: True - water is essential for every cell to function.
Answer: True – and AB- negative is the rarest.
Answer: False - Tom Cruise was the inspiration for the character.
Answer: True - Disney’s last number one hit was “A Whole New World” from Aladdin in 1993. (Frozen hit “Let It Go” peaked at #5)
Answer: False - it took eight years.
Answer: False - it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Answer: True - it was released in 1995. To date, three more Toy Story films have been released.
Answer: False – her real name is Minerva Mouse.
Answer: True - this feature-length film runs only 64 minutes long.
Answer: True - it was the last film to be approved by Walt Disney directly and the last to end with the line “A Walt Disney Production.”
Answer: False - her name is Princess Melody, she is the main character in The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.
Answer: True - Beauty and the Beast premiered on Broadway in 1994 and ran for 13 years.
Answer: True - mushrooms come in second.
Answer: False - you can thank Greece for the tasty treat.
Answer: False - they actually grow in the ground.
Answer: True - the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NASA partnered to put spuds in space.
Answer: True - it was created in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos at the Satellite Restaurant in Ontario, Canada.
Answer: False - we have Belgium to thank for the crispy fried goodness.
Answer: False - the astronauts first ate up applesauce.
Answer: False - the delicious leafy goodness was a product of Tijuana, Mexico.
Answer: True - an average ear has 16 rows of kernels.
Answer: True - the elf-like creatures first appear in the 1930s.
Answer: False - saffron is the most expensive spice. A kilogram requires the stigmas of about 150,000 flowers.
Answer: False - Subway takes the prize with locations in 49 out 50 states.
Answer: False - the festival falls between January 21 and February 20 and is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar.
Answer: True - the groundhog’s full name is Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary.
Answer: False - Boston hosted the first St. Patty’s Day parade in the U.S. in 1737.
Answer: False - egg dyeing originated in ancient Ukraine. Painted eggs were believed to bring fertility and good harvests.
Answer: True - Charles Thompson and John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Over the course of the next month, the other 54 delegates signed the historic document.
Answer: False - the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November and Canada celebrates the holiday on the second Monday of October.
Answer: True - in Canada the Postal Service has designated H0H 0H0 (ho ho ho) as the official postcode for letters to Santa. Volunteers have been helping Santa reply to the letters for over 30 years.
Answer: True - each night a candle is lit to observe the Ngubo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Answer: True - flags should be flown at half-staff from dawn till noon to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. At noon, flags should be flown at full-staff to honor all those who have served.
Answer: True - this “Sport of Kings” is played on a 300-yard by 160-yard field.
Answer: False - golf balls have between 300 to 500 dimples.
Answer: True - the first helmets were made of moleskin.
Answer: True - the soccer-crazed country has also won the most titles.
Answer: True - Tiffany has produced the trophy since the first Super Bowl in 1967.
Answer: False - there are 32 teams divided into two conferences, the American Football Conference and National Football Conference.
Answer: True - this popular race had humble beginnings with only 127 runners when it started in 1970.
Answer: False - it is called a turkey.
Answer: True - Alan Shepard took time out of his space duties to hit the links, noting one of his shots “went for miles and miles.”
Answer: False - the finish line is on the Champs-Élysées, one of the most famous streets in Paris.
Answer: False – Soccer is the world’s most popular sport with an estimated 4 billion fans worldwide. More than half the world’s population tunes in to watch the World Cup every four years.
Answer: False - President Thomas Jefferson gets the credit. He brought the recipe back from Paris, France.
Answer: True - if you can get your hands on a copy, you could sell it for up to $1 million.
Answer: False - it's the letter “E”.
Answer: False - people who suffer from chiclephobia have a fear of chewing gum or being around a person chewing gum.
Answer: False - John Glenn was actually 77 years old.
Answer: False - the King of Hearts does not have a mustache.
Answer: False - Coca-Cola first quenched the thirst of the astronauts.
Answer: False - the butler’s name is Alfred.
Answer: False - they were invented in the United States.
Answer: False - he had six and had two of them executed.
Answer: False - it is 60 seconds.
Answer: True - and no element name starts with “Q”.
Answer: False - Nepal’s flag resembles two pennants stitched together.
Answer: True - set aside 161 minutes to watch this movie!
Answer: False - the color is known as “International Orange” and provides visibility to ships coming into the bay.
Answer: True - it was first sold in 1885 in a drug store in Waco, Texas.
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