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True or False: History Edition

How familiar do you think you are with the history of the world? Do you think you can easily distinguish historical facts from fabrications? If you're up for a challenge, then give this quiz a shot, and see if you can work out which historical events actually took place.
 
Dracula looking in mirror
 
 
Bram Stoker's Dracula was inspired by Vlad the Impaler.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Egyptian female pharaoh
 
 
Cleopatra was Egypt's last pharaoh.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Mongol Empire artwork
 
 
The largest continuous land empire ever was the Mongol Empire.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
George Washington
 
 
The only US president not to belong to a particular political party was George Washington.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
All of Thomas Jefferson's slaves were freed when he died.
Only 5 were freed and the rest were sold along with his estate.
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False in speech bubble
Henry VIII
 
 
Henry VIII had 8 wives.
He actually only had 6 of them.
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False in speech bubble
Christopher Columbus
 
 
English was the first European language to be spoken in America.
Spanish-speaking settlements existed long before English-speaking ones did.
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Christopher Columbus
 
 
Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot in America.
The Viking explorer, Leif Eriksson, landed there in around 1000AD.
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Mayan pyramids
 
 
The Aztecs and Mayans used human sacrifices in religious rites.
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Stonehenge
 
 
Stonehenge was once used as a cemetery.
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The Great Chicago Fire
 
 
The Great Chicago Fire began when a cow knocked over a lantern.
This popular myth was actually made up by one of the Chicago Republican's reporters.
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False in speech bubble
nuclear explosion
 
 
The USA was the first country to develop nuclear weaponry.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Nazi-controlled building
 
 
The Nazis practiced socialism.
Despite the word 'Nazi' standing for the 'National Socialist German Workers,' their politics resembled fascism far more than socialism.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Hitler and Mussolini
 
 
Adolf Hitler was responsible for more deaths than Joseph Stalin.
While the Nazi killed between 15-20 million people, Stalin was responsible for killing between 20-60 million.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Marie Antoinette
 
 
Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
The White House
 
 
The White House is older than Big Ben.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Julius Caesar
 
 
Julius Caesar had a child with Cleopatra.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Blackbeard artwork
 
 
Blackbeard had a wooden leg.
Most reliable accounts make no mention of wooden limbs.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
The Berlin Wall
 
 
The Berlin Wall was built by East Germany.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Alexander the Great artwork
 
 
Alexander the Great became Pharaoh of Egypt.
True in speech bubble
False in speech bubble
Time to Get Back to the Books
mature lady in library
 
Oops! Your results seem to indicate that you probably won't be winning any history scholarships anytime soon. There's no need to fret though, since very few things in life are as satisfying as delving deep into our world's history. There's just so much variety to discover that it'll never need to get boring or repetitive. In the words of Julius Caesar, "Experience is the teacher of all things," so go out there and immerse yourself in the world's history!
The Historical Hero
Roman soldier
 
Congratulations on getting such a great result. It's great to see that some people still like to brush up on their historical knowledge from time to time, since you definitely couldn't have remembered all of that from your school days! Without the study of history, the world would be doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again, so good on you for keeping the tradition alive. In the words of Genghis Khan, "The strength of a wall is neither greater nor less than the courage of the men who defend it."
The Master Historian
Historian artwork
 
Impressive! Your knowledge of historical figures and their deeds is absolutely unparalleled! Seeing as you're such a vast source of knowledge, we'd recommend that you consider joining a local, or possibly even national, quiz group. Just think of all the glory that's been bestowed upon great winners throughout the ages. The prize money's usually not too bad either! In the words of Alexander the Great, "There is nothing impossible to him who will try."
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