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The Famous Quotes & Misquotes Quiz
by Staff
Famous quotes can motivate and inspire, but many of the movie and real-life quotes we repeat every day have morphed into something not altogether accurate. Take our quiz to see if you can spot which of these lines are misquotes.

Who supposedly infuriated the French when she said, "Let them eat cake?"

  • Queen Victoria
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Mary Todd Lincoln

Which of these quotes is correct?

  • "Houston, we have a problem."
  • "Houston, we've had a problem."

What did Neil Armstrong say when he set foot on the moon?

  • "That's one small step for a man."
  • "That's one small step for man."
  • "Is this it?"

Sarah Palin once claimed she could see Russia from her house.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Who said, "Well-behaved women seldom make history?"

  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Mae West
  • Marilyn Monroe

The phrase, "No rest for the wicked" comes from a Bible quote.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Who came up with the quote, "The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result?"

  • Albert Einstein
  • Mark Twain
  • neither

Which of these is the origin for "Blood is thicker than water?"

  • "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb."
  • "Spilled blood can never be repaid."
  • "Water is silver, blood is gold."

Julius Caesar's last words were, "Et tu, Brute?"

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How many times was the line, "Play it again, Sam" used in "Casablanca?"

  • 0
  • 3
  • 7

Who said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely?"

  • Otto von Bismarck
  • Lord Acton
  • Abraham Lincoln

What does music "hath charms" to soothe?

  • the savage beast
  • the savage mind
  • the savage breast

Stalin said, "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic."

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How does the evil queen in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" address her mirror?

  • "Mirror, mirror"
  • "Magic mirror"
  • "Hey, mirror!"

The quote, "Nice guys finish last" is actually two separate sentences mashed into one.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What actor asked, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"

  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Warren Beatty
  • Paul Newman

What film featured the line, "You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order!"

  • "And Justice for All"
  • "Escape from Alcatraz"
  • "Rocky II"

Paul Revere said, "The British are coming" while taking his midnight ride.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which "Star Wars" movie features the line, "Luke, I am your father."

  • "A New Hope"
  • "The Empire Strikes Back"
  • neither

What does Dorothy say when she ends up in Oz?

  • "I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
  • "I don’t think we're in Kansas anymore."
  • "I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

George Washington never actually cut down his father's cherry tree.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Mark Twain once had to deny reports of his own death.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Who said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick?"

  • Mark Twain
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Theodore Roosevelt

The quote, "Elementary, my dear Watson" never appears in any Sherlock Holmes story or novel.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which musician described jazz as, "If you got to ask, you ain't got it?"

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Fats Waller
  • Miles Davis

Who said, "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one?"

  • Martin Luther King
  • Mark Twain
  • neither

Mark Twain said, " I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure?"

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

The quote "Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition" actually comes from a guy.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which actress said, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night?"

  • Mae West
  • Bette Davis
  • Lauren Bacall