WONDER #452: What Is a Hoax?

Question 1 of 3

Hoaxes are deliberate attempts to do what to others?

  1. deceive
  2. receive
  3. believe
  4. relieve

Question 2 of 3

The “Piltdown Man” consisted of fragments of a human skull, the jaw of an orangutan, and the teeth of a what?

  1. badger
  2. otter
  3. dolphin
  4. chimpanzee

Question 3 of 3

Many scientists fell for the “Piltdown Man” hoax, believing the bones found proved the existence of the “missing link” between human beings and apes that would prove Darwin’s theory of what?

  1. gravity
  2. evolution
  3. momentum
  4. physics

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