WONDER #2147: What Is the Science Behind Lying?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a common reason why people lie?

  1. to gain unjust rewards
  2. to improve their image
  3. to cover up bad behavior
  4. to appear truthful

Question 2 of 3

Researchers believe lying began soon after the emergence of what?

  1. money
  2. language
  3. cars
  4. fire

Question 3 of 3

Most people place limits on how much they’re willing to lie, because they want to see themselves as what?

  1. rich
  2. beautiful
  3. honest
  4. caring

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