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If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Drowning In Fake News

This week we have stories about the Oscars, Christmas, and sex on a pyramid.

Posted on December 16, 2018, at 6:55 p.m. ET

  1. Did these two people climb 460 feet to have sex on top of a pyramid?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    The photographer said he and the model in the photo didn't actually have sex, but people still criticized the stunt as disrespectful.

  2. Did a teacher forcibly cut a student's hair while singing the national anthem?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's real!

    A teacher in California was arrested after forcibly cutting a student’s hair while singing the national anthem. The teacher has been removed from the school and could face three and a half years in jail.

  3. Did the BBC ban the song "White Christmas," saying it was racist?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    A satirical website, which looks like a legitimate news outlet, published the fake story, Lead Stories reports.

  4. Did a professor throw a party instead of a final, but nobody showed up?

    Twitter: @sydneyarlt
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    This professor challenged his class to go viral for an assignment. Their project was this tweet, which went mega-viral and has been viewed more than 7.5 million times.

  5. Are these photos of the same thing from two different angles?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    These are images that were taken on two different days in two different locations, AFP reports.

  6. Did the Oscars announce right-wing author Jordan Peterson as its host?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    The story was posted by Babylon Bee, a satirical website, Lead Stories reports.

  7. Did Sweden start calling Christmas holidays "Winter Celebration"?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    There have been no official statements from Swedish officials on the matter, Snopes reports.

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