These true or false kids questions and answers will make you laugh and teach you something new! Use them for the classroom or for family night as a game that engages everyone!
What Are True False Questions?
True and false questions require only “true” or “false” for an answer. They are often used to assess a kid’s knowledge or to teach new concepts. And unlike open ended questions, these are straightforward and easy to answer.
Benefits of Using True False Questions for Kids
They are easy to create, fun to do, and can be used to test knowledge on various subjects. There are a lot of benefits!
Use the table of contents to jump around for fun true or false questions that fit your child’s age and interests. Enjoy!
Easy True or False Questions For Kids
First these statements are simple for preschoolers or kindergarten. They’ll love building confidence in what they know and learning new things about the world.
1. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man
2. Penguins can fly.
3. Dogs smell better than people.
4. John Adams was the first president of the United States.
False. George Washington.
5. The capital of the United States is New York City.
False. It’s Washington D.C.
6. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world.
7. Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth.
8. Caterpillars transform into bumblebees.
False. They become butterflies.
9. Thunderstorms don’t exist in space.
False. Scientists have observed them.
10. The United States has 52 states.
False. It has 50.
11. On the American flag, the stripes are blue and red.
False. They are red and white.
12. Mars is nicknamed the “blue planet.”
False. It’s the “red planet”
13. People used to believe that Earth was the center of the universe.
14. The season of winter comes after summer.
False. Winter comes after fall.
15. Caterpillars have 12 eyes.
False. It is a star.
17. Los Angeles is the largest city in the United States.
False. New York City is the largest.
18. Abraham Lincoln has no middle name.
19. There are six days in a week.
False. There are seven.
20. If you mix together yellow and blue you get red.
False. You get green.
21. The most popular sport in the United States is American football.
22. Clouds don’t weigh anything.
False. They can weigh more than a billion pounds (source).
23. Spiders have eight legs.
24. English is the world’s most spoken language worldwide.
25. There are 20 hours in a day.
False. There are 24 hours in a day.
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26. Crocodiles can not stick out their tongues.
27. The first basketball hoop was made out of a peach crate.
28. It is possible to sneeze with your eyes open.
True. It’s just very difficult to do because closing your eyes is a protective reflex for your body.
29. In Star Wars, Darth Vader’s famous breathing sound was created by a walkie talkie.
False. It was a scuba regulator. (See more Star Wars trivia questions)
30. Scientists have seen monkeys show their young how to floss their teeth.
31. An astronaut smuggled a corn beef sandwich into space.
32. The Grand Canyon is larger than the state of Rhode Island.
33. Your sense of smell is strongest in the morning.
False. It’s strongest in the evening. (source)
34. Scientists think it rains diamonds on Neptune.
35. A family doctor invented cotton candy.
False. A dentist did.
36. It is possible to tickle yourself.
37. Oysters close during a full moon.
38. Cleans snow melts faster than dirty snow.
False. Dirty snow melts faster.
39. Ostriche’s eyes are bigger than their brains.
40. Ear wax is not actually wax.
True. It’s a combination of fat, sweat, skin cells, and dirt.
41. Hot water and cold water make the same sounds when you pour them.
False. They make different sounds.
42. If you throw boiling water into warm air, it can make it snow.
False. But if you throw boiling water into cold air it can.
43. Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song.
45. Pigs can not look up at the sky.
46. The next full moon on Halloween will be next year.
False. It won’t occur until 2039.
47. Your fingerprint is the only part of your body that has a unique print.
False. Your tongue print is also unique.
48. Cell phones contain a small amount of gold.
49. Koalas feed their newborns insects.
False. They feed them….poop.
50. A shrimp’s heart is in its butt.
False. It’s in its head!
Kids True or False Questions About Food
51. Fruit salad trees grow different fruits on the same tree.
52. More than 40% of parents admit to sneaking into their kids’ Halloween candy.
False. It’s 80%!
53. A strawberry is the only fruit that has seeds growing on the outside.
54. Mango has just one seed.
55. The most popular birthday cake flavor in the United States is vanilla.
False. It’s chocolate. (See more fun birthday trivia)
56. Peppers have more vitamin C than oranges.
57. Ice cream was invented in Greece.
58. Fortune cookies were invented in San Francisco.
59. Sushi is traditionally wrapped in carrot shavings.
False. It’s wrapped in edible seaweed.
60. Peanuts are legumes, not nuts.
61. It takes a pineapple six weeks to grow.
False. It takes more than a year to grow!
62. Figs are fruits.
False. They are actually flowers.
63. Jam is made from fruit juice and jelly is made from fruit.
False! Jam is made from fruit and jelly is made from fruit juice.
64. Brocolli was the first vegetable to be planted in space.
False. Potatoes were the first.
65. Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada.
66. Onions release a gas that makes you cry when you cut them.
67. Crickets, grasshoppers, and ants are all foods eaten in different parts of the world.
68. Each flavor of Fruit Loops tastes different.
False. While they have different colors, they all taste the same.
69. French fries originated in France.
False. They originated in Belgium.
70. Carrots have always been mostly orange.
False. Originally they were purple and white.
71. You can plant an avocado pit and grow a new tree.
72. Rotten eggs sink.
False. They actually float.
73. Eating lots of carrots can turn your skin orange.
74. M&Ms are named after monkeys: Moe and Memphis
False. They are named after their creators Mars & Murrie.
75. Cucumbers are 95% water.
True or False Examples About Animals
76. The largest ocean animal is the shark.
False. It’s the whale.
77. Iguanas are mammals.
False. They are reptiles.
78. Elephants can’t jump.
79. The cheetah is the fastest animal on earth.
True. It is capable of reaching up to 70mph.
80. Male gorillas are called silverbacks because they have silvery hair on their backs.
81. For the most part, big cats can both roar and purr.
False. They can roar but not purr.
82. Lions are nicknamed “King of the Jungle” because they live in the jungle.
False. They actually only live on plains and grassland.
83. Omnivores only eat meat.
False. They eat both meat and plants.
84. The name hummingbird comes from the humming sounds the bird’s wings make.
85. Bats have belly buttons.
86. A group of rattlesnakes is called a rhumba.
87. Dogs don’t dream.
88. Chimpanzees are the animals closest resembling humans.
89. Dogs can see the colors yellow and blue, but are otherwise colorblind.
91. Camels store water in their humps.
False. They store fat.
92. Sloths take 3 days to digest their food.
False. They take up to two weeks!
93. Pandas eat only fish and small rodents.
False. They eat bamboo roots, stems, and leaves.
94. Some snails have hairy shells.
95. Chameleons are known for their fierce bite.
False. They are known for being able to change color to match their surroundings.
96. Sharks are mammals.
False. Sharks are fish.
97. A group of wolves is called a pride.
False. It’s called a pack.
98. The largest land animal is the elephant.
99. Dalmatian dogs are born with their spots.
False. They are actually born white and their spots come in as they grow.
100. Horses sleep standing up.
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101. The Philippines is made up of 1,000 islands.
False. It’s made up of about 7,000.
102. There are 9 continents in the world.
False. There are 7.
103. The capital of France is London .
False. It’s Paris.
104. The country of Peru speaks Spanish.
105. The Great Wall of China is one of the wonders of the world.
True. And it took more than 1,800 years to build!
106. Australia is both a continent and a country.
107. Canada is the largest country in the world by land mass.
False. Russia is. (It would take seven days on a train to cross the length of it!)
108. The U.S. shares a border with Mexico and Alaska.
False. Mexico and Canada.
109. Holland is also called the Netherlands.
110. Mt Everest is the world’s highest mountain.
111. Mt Everest is located in India.
False. It’s located in the Himalayan mountains between Nepal and Tibet.
112. The Atlantic Ocean is the deepest ocean.
False. The Pacific Ocean is.
113. The smallest country in the world is Vatican City.
114. California is the largest state in the U.S. by land mass.
False. Alaska is the largest state.
115. Canada has more lakes than any other country in the world.
116. The Arabian Desert is the largest desert in the world.
False. The Sahara desert is.
117. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest.
118. The Amazon river is the longest river in the world.
False. The Nile is the longest river.
120. Saturn is the largest planet in our solar system.
121. Mars is the planet closest to Earth.
False. Venus is the closest neighboring planet to Earth.
122. Hawaii has the most active volcanoes on Earth.
False. Indonesia does.
123. The capital of Japan is Tokyo.
124. An area in the world called the “Ring of Fire” refers to 450 craters located together.
False. It’s 450 active volcanoes around the rim of the Pacific Ocean.
125. More people live in India than anywhere else on Earth.
False. China has the highest population of people.
Science True or False Questions For Kids
126. The lava and ash from volcanos break down into unusable soil.
False. They create rich and fertile soil – excellent for farming and plants.
127. The equator passes through the middle of the earth.
128. Almost 1/3 of a person’s body weight is in their muscles.
False. Nearly 1/2!
129. A molecule is made up of atoms.
130. The hip bone is the largest bone in the human body.
False. The femur (thigh bone) is.
131. Humans breathe in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide.
132. Your mouth will continue to grow throughout life.
False. But your ears and nose will!
133. The average human mouth has 32 teeth.
134. Chlorophyll is why plants are green.
135. The human body has 2 kidneys.
136. Mars has more gravity than Earth.
False. Mars has less gravity.
137. Kelvin is a unit of measurement for speed.
138. On Earth, we see different sides of the moon depending on the moon cycle.
False. We only ever see the same side of the moon – the near side.
139. The human body has 206 bones.
True. (See more like this at our teen trivia quiz)
141. Blue eyes are the most common eye color in the world.
False. Brown eyes are.
142. You can know a tree’s age by counting the rings inside of it.
143. The large intestine is bigger than the small intestine.
144. All babies are born with blue eyes.
False. That’s a myth (source)
145. Hot water freezes faster than cold water.
146. There are 9 planets in our solar system.
False. There are 8.
147. Trees produce most of the oxygen on Earth.
False. The ocean produces roughly half of our oxygen. A lot comes from ocean plankton.
148. Humans share 50-60% of their DNA with bananas.
149. Sound travels faster in air than in water.
False. It travels four times faster in water. (source)
150. The collarbone is also called a Clavicle.
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Random Kids True or False List
These true or false kids questions are just for fun! How much do you know?
151. Mexico City is sinking.
152. The sun rises from the west.
False. It rises from the east.
153. Nigeria speaks the most languages of any country in the world.
False. About 850 languages are spoken in Papa New Guinea.
154. A decade consists of fifty years.
False. A decade is ten years.
155. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from Spain.
False. It was a gift from France.
156. In the sport of basketball, there are 5 players on each team out on the court at one time.
157. A hexagon has four sides.
False. A hexagon has 6 sides.
158. A human can live longer without water than without food.
False. Humans can go longer without food (about four times longer)
159. In the sport of baseball, someone who goes to bat but doesn’t play out on the field is called a designated hitter.
160. Cleopatra was a queen of Egypt, but she was not Egyptian.
True. She was Greek.
161. The Olympics take place every two years.
False. Every 4 years.
162. Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day.
False. It celebrates Mexico’s victory over France in a battle in 1862.
163. Herbivores eat only plants.
164. A president serves in office for 6 years before a new president is elected.
False. 4 years.
165. Most months have 31 days in them.
False. It’s a consonant.
167. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
168. Bones are stronger than the enamel on teeth.
False. Teeth enamel is stronger!
169. There are 365 days in a year.
170. Children grow faster in the winter than during other times of the year.
False. They grow faster in spring.
171. Pinecones close in wet weather and open in dry weather.
172. The oldest person to learn to read was 87.
False. Mary Walker learned to read at 116, and she lived to the age of 121.
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173. Jupiter has the most moons in our solar system.
174. Salt and chocolate have been used as currency before.
175. Wearing headphones decreases the bacteria in your ear.
False. It increases it by a lot!
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Hard True or False Kids Trivia Questions
Finally, challenge yourself with these difficult questions for true or false.
176. Someone who studies lightning is called a fulminologist.
177. Saudi Arabia is 60% desert.
False. It’s actually 95% desert.
178. The largest artery in the body is the aorta.
179. The capital of Turkey is Ankara.
180. The brain weighs about 10 pounds.
False. The brain weighs about 3 pounds.
181. The Peregrine Falcon is the world’s fastest bird.
182. Iron is the world’s hardest natural substance.
183. Tsunamis are caused by hurricanes in the ocean.
False. They are caused by earthquakes in the ocean.
184. Australia has the most variety of venomous snakes.
185. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
186. There are 50 weeks in a year.
False. There are 52 weeks in a year.
187. The wettest place on Earth is located in India.
188. The Pacific Ocean is saltier than the Atlantic Ocean.
False. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier.
189. Marie Curie is the only person to win the Nobel Prize in Science and literature.
False. But she’s the only person to win the Nobel prize in two different sciences.
190. Jupiter is the closest planet to the sun.
False. Mercury is.
192. 1/5 of the human body is bacteria.
False. More than half the body is!
193. The Yangtze River is China’s longest river.
194. Protons have a positive charge. Electrons have a negative charge.
195. The angles of every triangle should add up to 90 degrees.
False. They should add up to 180 degrees.
196. Wellington is the capital of Iceland.
False. It’s the capital of New Zealand.
197. Two is the only even prime number.
198. Someone who speaks three languages is called bilingual.
False. They are called trilingual (or multilingual).
199. Russia has 3 time zones.
False. Russia has 11 time zones.
200. Botany is the study of plants.
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Best Tips for Creating True False Questions for Kids
When making your own true false questions for kids, keep a few things in mind:
- Use simple language and avoid double negatives. The questions should be simple and easy to understand.
- Make sure they are age-appropriate. The true or false kids questions above are split up into easy and hard for this reason.
- Avoid making the questions too obvious. Be tricky sometimes to challenge them.
- Make sure they are accurate. Double-check your answers to make sure they are correct.
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More Great Sources Used
Totally Random Facts Volume 1. Melina Gerosa Bellows. Bright Matter Books, New York.