The following questions appeared in today's Washington Post. For the correct answers with detailed information click the link below. Or ask me. Here is my score:
"Congrats, you've aced this quiz! But even if the questions here were obvious to you, about 9 in 10 Americans would likely fail at least once — probably someone you know and love is one of them."
1. Which of the statements below is true?
a. Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire accused of running an elite sex trafficking ring, was murdered to cover up the activities of his criminal network.
b. President John F. Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy rather than by a lone gunman.
c. The FBI kept tabs on civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., attempting to find compromising information and damage his reputation.
d. Regardless of who is officially in charge of the government and other organizations, there is a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together.
2. Can you pick the true statement — or will you be blinded by party loyalty?
a. Republicans cheated their way to win the 2000, 2004 and 2016 presidential elections.
b. Hillary Clinton conspired to provide Russia with nuclear materials.
c. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, government officials secretly and illegally sold weapons to Iran, and used the money to fund Nicaraguan revolutionaries.
d. Barack Obama faked his citizenship to become president.
3. Half of Americans believe one of the claims in the list below, but only one is backed by evidence. Which of these is true?
a. The dangers of genetically modified foods are being hidden from the public.
b. The U.S. government secretly dosed Americans with LSD in an attempt to develop mind control technology.
c. The AIDS virus was created and spread around the world on purpose by a secret organization.
d. The coronavirus was purposely created and released by powerful people as part of a conspiracy.
4. Which of these statements, if any, is correct?
a. School shootings, such as those in Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., are “false flag” attacks perpetrated by the government.
b. The number of Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II has been exaggerated on purpose.
c. Satanic sex traffickers control the government.
d. None of the above
5. Which of the three statements below is true?
a. The U.S. government knew hundreds of Black men in Alabama had syphilis, but told them they had “bad blood” and withheld treatment as part of a medical experiment.
b. President Donald Trump faked having covid-19 in order to help his chances at reelection.
c. Donald Trump colluded with Russians to steal the presidency in 2016.
6. Which of these statements is correct?
a. A powerful family, the Rothschilds, through their wealth, controls governments, wars and many countries’ economies.
b. There is a “deep state” embedded in the government that operates in secret and without oversight.
c. Fossil fuel companies like Exxon knew about climate change for decades, but spread misinformation about the issue to deflect blame and influence environmental policies.