Any history enthusiasts will be fully aware of the many different historical facts, legends (exaggerated stories based on fact), and myths (entirely fictional tales) that have been passed down from one generation to the next. However, many people seem to struggle when trying to remember which old stories are accepted facts, and which ones are mere legends or myths. Give this quiz a shot, and see how many you can get right!
Troy was captured by soldiers in a wooden horse.
Achilles was a famous warrior.
Genghis Khan founded the Mongol empire.
King Arthur ruled over all of England.
Ulysses was the great king of Ithaca.
Count Dracula was a a real vampire.
Emperor Caligula promoted his favorite horse to general.
Vlad the Impaler protected the Bulgarians and Romanians from the Danube.
King Cnut dramatically ordered the waves to part.
Medusa was a monster with venemous snakes in her hair.
There is historical evidence that Egypt's 10 Biblical plagues actually took place.
Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were raised by a wolf.
Time to Get Your Facts Right...
Oh dear! Unfortunately, your results show us that your knowledge of world history isn't completely up to scratch... However, there's no need to fret as BabaMail has plenty of articles about all aspects of world history, so if you've got some free time on your hands and the right attitude, you can turn yourself into a history professor in no time at all! In the words of Confucius, "our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
The Hero of History
Good job! Your results show us that your knowledge of world history isn't too shabby at all. Of course, you didn't answer 100% of the questions correctly, and as always, there's a little room for improvement. In the words of Victor Hugo, history is "an echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past."
A Living Legend
Simply outstanding! Your results show us that history is certainly one of your strong points, particularly when it comes to knowledge of ancient myths and legends. It's great to see that there are still some people left who truly appreciate getting their facts right! In the words of Confucius, "to know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge."