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Truth or Tin Foil? A Conspiracy Quiz
by Staff
Take our conspiracy quiz to see how much you know about some of history's most mind-blowing examples of trickery, schemes and subterfuge.

How many people still believe NASA faked the moon landing, according to a 1999 Gallup poll?

  • 6 percent
  • 26 percent
  • 46 percent

What can you (allegedly) find if you manage to gain access to the mysterious Area 51?

  • gold
  • secret prisons
  • aliens

What percentage of Americans believe that Kennedy was killed by more than one shooter?

  • 10 percent
  • 36 percent
  • 61 percent

Celebs like Jay-Z and Lady Gaga supposedly are controlled by members of this all-powerful organization.

  • Stonecutters
  • Illuminati
  • IRS

Which Beatle supposedly died in 1966, spurring a massive cover up?

  • Paul
  • John
  • Ringo

Which major U.S. airport reportedly conceals a mysterious structure below its base?

  • Dulles
  • Denver
  • Des Moines

The U.S. military ostensibly secreted the missing plane MH370 to this tiny island in the Indian Ocean.

  • Christmas Island
  • Nias Island
  • Diego Garcia

Some Holocaust revisionists blame this disease -- not gas chambers -- for the large number of deaths in concentration camps.

  • typhus
  • AIDS
  • cancer

What did the U.S. government supposedly do to the USS Eldridge in 1943?

  • blow it up
  • shrink it
  • render it invisible

What percentage of Americans claim to have spotted a UFO?

  • 1 percent
  • 5 percent
  • 10 percent

Everyone from the Earl of Oxford to Sir Francis Bacon has been credited with writing the works of this man.

  • Plato
  • Robert Frost
  • Shakespeare

A single, since-retracted 1998 study served as evidence of a conspiracy by Big Pharma related to this disease.

  • AIDS
  • autism
  • cancer

What percentage of scientists believe global warming is caused by humans?

  • 10 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 97 percent

Conspiracy fans point to this tragic event as potential proof that AIDS is actually a bioweapon created by the government or Big Pharma.

  • Philadelphia Experiment
  • Manhattan Project
  • Tuskegee Experiment

In 1998, former BBC sports reporter David Icke alleged that major world leaders were actually these creatures in disguise.

  • giants lizards
  • big cats
  • Martians

How many Americans believe that the government has concealed information about UFOs?

  • 20 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 80 percent

How many people in the U.S. believe global warming is actually happening?

  • 84 percent
  • 64 percent
  • 44 percent

Which president dared utter the phrase, "a new world order," leading to a spike in tin foil sales across the country.

  • George Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez claimed the U.S. caused the 2011 earthquake in Haiti.

  • 1
  • 0

A full 40 years after the fact, 3 percent of Americans believe that this person killed JFK.

  • John Lennon
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Robert Kennedy