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Test of the commonplaces

Commonplaces are diffused and generalized opinions, usually obvious. However, commonplaces do not always reflect reality and sometimes the just produce misbeliefs. In this test you will have to recognize and point out those commonplaces that are not true. Read the 20 sentences carefully and say your opinion. Have fun!


1 - Dark-skinned people have rhythm in their blood
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2 - Sun does well to the skin
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3 - Children have to eat a lot or they won't grow
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4 - Earth's circumference is only about 40.000 km (24,800 miles)
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5 - The best psychologists can read in people's mind
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6 - It's possible to exactly establish the gender of a soon-to-be-born baby by the shape of his mother's belly
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7 - Man hasn't been on the moon during the last 35 years
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8 - Slim people don't need to do physical activity
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9 - Who's pale doesn't feel good
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10 - Meat is bad for health
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11 - Web sites are located inside the computer
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12 - Italian is one of the most difficult languages
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13 - Children who practise swimming develop a nice build
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14 - The english language has a smaller lexicon than Romance languages' one (French, Spanish, italian...)
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15 - Toads spit at you if you look them in the eyes
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16 - Astronomy is a science
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17 - The horoscope is always right
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18 - Italian people eat mostly spaghetti and pizza
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19 - Who studies a lot becomes intelligent
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20 - The sun neither rises nor sets, it's the earth that moves
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