Test Your ULQ!

Test Your ULQ Urban Legends Quotient

It’s a little unsettling how many of the “Urban Legends” listed on the Snopes New Addition page are actually true. So here’s a little quiz I just whipped up. For each of the “Urban Legends” listed below, choose either true or false. All links open in a new browser window.


Claim True False
1. Starbucks recalled this promotional ad because some customers complained it was too reminiscent of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
2. During a recent MTV appearance, singer Shakira said she’d “rather have pigs listening to her music than Israelis”.
3. In an effort to protect viewers from so-called “inappropriate material,” the ABC television network bleeped out the name “Jesus” from its daytime program “The View”.
4. You can look up anyone’s driver’s license or police records for free on the Internet.
5. Home Depot is refusing to do business with the US Government.
6. This image will be on a new 9/11 commemorative stamp to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
7. Coca-cola as announced that it will be donating four days’ worth of income to Israel.
8. This is an actual, unaltered photo of a bear shot in Alaska.
9. Abercrombie & Fitch had a line of shirts with Asian caricatures and slogans such as Wok & Bowl and Wong Brother’s Laundry: Two Wongs Can Make It White.
10. An upcoming film from director Steven Spielberg will document the current uprising in the West Bank from a pro-Palestinian point of view.


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