WONDER #981: What Is an Urban Legend?

Question 1 of 3

What do you call a modern fictional tale passed from one person to another that’s told as the truth while being mostly, if not totally, false?

  1. myth
  2. tall tale
  3. urban legend
  4. news

Question 2 of 3

What do you call an urban legend meant to warn about certain types of people or behavior?

  1. cautionary tale
  2. nursery rhyme
  3. warning legend
  4. suburban legend

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is an example of a popular urban legend?

  1. the Good Samaritan
  2. the vanishing hitchhiker
  3. both (A) and (B)
  4. neither (A) nor (B)

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