How Much Do You Know About Urban Legends?

Urban legends are a vital part of American culture. They thrill us, scare us, and prove amazing campfire fodder. Think you know the history of urban legends well? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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Scientifically speaking, why do scientists believe urban legends exist?
They offer insight into our fears
They are great cautionary tales
They are just good fun
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Prior to the internet, how were urban legends spread around?
By word of mouth
By writing
In newspapers
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What type of expert studies urban legends?
Folklorist
Anthropologist
Sociologist
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What does almost every urban legend offer?
Death or injury
A cautionary tale
A strong moral lesson
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True or false: Urban legends are good indicators of what is going on in a society.
True
False
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When did the phrase urban legend first become popular?
1968
1950
1940
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What is name of the most popular urban legend of all time?
The Halloween Hanging
Buried Alive
The Fatal Hairdo
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What is the legend of the clown statue about?
A clown that watches children sleep
A clown statue that moves around
A clown who chases after a babysitter
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What are the two major types of urban legends?
Cautionary and contamination
Moral and cautionary
Fiction and non-fiction
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True or false: Urban legends have become more prominent since the invention of the internet.
True
False
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Which urban legend was originally used to scare teens out of having pre-martial sex?
The Bridge
The Corpse Bride
The Hook Man
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What year was the film Urban Legend released?
2000
1999
1998
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You are legend lucky. Even though you missed a few questions, you still have a good handle on your urban legends. There's still so much to learn and read about these folklore myths. Hop on the internet and study some more spine chilling stories!

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You've got some serious folklore finesse. You have a better grasp on urban legends than the average person. Seeing as most urban legends end with some kind of lesson, we're glad you're well versed on these frightening folk tales!

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Congratulations! You are story sly. You've got an amazing handle on the history of urban legends. Clearly, you've encountered more than a few of these twisted tales in your day. Take what you've learned from this oral traditions and try not to make any legendary mistakes.

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1
Scientifically speaking, why do scientists believe urban legends exist?
They offer insight into our fears
They are great cautionary tales
They are just good fun
2
Prior to the internet, how were urban legends spread around?
By word of mouth
By writing
In newspapers
3
What type of expert studies urban legends?
Folklorist
Anthropologist
Sociologist
4
What does almost every urban legend offer?
Death or injury
A cautionary tale
A strong moral lesson
5
True or false: Urban legends are good indicators of what is going on in a society.
True
False
6
When did the phrase urban legend first become popular?
1968
1950
1940
7
What is name of the most popular urban legend of all time?
The Halloween Hanging
Buried Alive
The Fatal Hairdo
8
What is the legend of the clown statue about?
A clown that watches children sleep
A clown statue that moves around
A clown who chases after a babysitter
9
What are the two major types of urban legends?
Cautionary and contamination
Moral and cautionary
Fiction and non-fiction
10
True or false: Urban legends have become more prominent since the invention of the internet.
True
False
11
Which urban legend was originally used to scare teens out of having pre-martial sex?
The Bridge
The Corpse Bride
The Hook Man
12
What year was the film Urban Legend released?
2000
1999
1998