Take the Quiz: True or False? (Wisdom Meets Knowledge)

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The thigh bone (femur) is the largest bone in the human body.

Correct answer is: TRUE

The femur extends from the hip to the knee.

The prefix "mega-" represents one million.

Correct answer is: TRUE

"Mega" can be used technically, as in "megabyte" ("MB"); or non-technically, as in "megahit."

In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet commits suicide.

Correct answer is: FALSE

Though he weighs the virtues of living and dying in his famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy, Hamlet is ultimately stabbed to death

"Cost" is one of the "4 C's" of diamond grading.

Correct answer is: FALSE

The "4 C's" are: cut, clarity, color, carat weight

The Forbidden City is located in the middle of Beijing, China.

Correct answer is: TRUE

The Forbidden City is the 15th-century imperial palace that was off-limits to Chinese subjects.

Risotto is a common Italian rice dish.

Correct answer is: TRUE

The word comes from the Italian riso, meaning "rice."

Hurricanes and typhoons are the same thing.

Correct answer is: TRUE

Both are tropical cyclones, called "hurricanes" in some regions, "typhoons" in others.

An American was the first man in space.

Correct answer is: FALSE

Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space (April 12, 1961); three weeks later, Alan Shepard became the first American in space.

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