WONDER #232: What Is an Old Wives’ Tale?

Question 1 of 3

The term “old wives’ tales” is so old that it’s even used in which famous religious text?

  1. Koran
  2. Bible
  3. Canterbury Tales
  4. Odyssey

Question 2 of 3

The term “wives” came from the Old English word wif, which means what?

  1. woman
  2. man
  3. swing
  4. husband

Question 3 of 3

According to one old wives’ tale, you should feed a cold but starve a what?

  1. horse
  2. pneumonia
  3. fever
  4. stove

Check your answers online at https://wonderopolis.org/index.php/wonder/what-is-an-old-wives-tale.