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Is This Historical Common Knowledge Fact True or False?
by Isadora Teich
There are a lot of things that everyone knows, but throughout history, small misunderstandings have led to massive knowledge gaps. Do you know fact from fiction? Test your historical knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Henry VIII had 6 wives.

  • True
  • False

In America, slavery was only ever in the southern states.

  • True
  • False

Over the course of history, roughly 600,000 people were put to death for being witches.

  • True
  • False

Early feminists were mostly concerned with sexual liberation.

  • True
  • False

Due to China's one-child policy, many little girls were abandoned every year.

  • True
  • False

America has always operated as a democracy.

  • True
  • False

The Salem Witch Trials caused by hallucinogenic fungus infecting the people of Salem.

  • True
  • False

English was the first European language spoken in America.

  • True
  • False

Dentures used to be made with human teeth.

  • True
  • False

Christopher Columbus discovered America.

  • True
  • False

Our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

  • True
  • False

The Aztecs made human sacrifices.

  • True
  • False

Stonehenge was used as a cemetery.

  • True
  • False

The Great Chicago Fire was started when a cow knocked over a lantern.

  • True
  • False

America was the first country to develop nuclear weapons.

  • True
  • False

The radio broadcast of H.G. Wells's "War of the Worlds" caused mass hysteria all over America.

  • True
  • False

For decades, the Australian government took Aboriginal children from their parents.

  • True
  • False

The Pilgrims left England seeking religious freedom.

  • True
  • False

Nazis were socialists.

  • True
  • False

Cowboys worked the plains alone.

  • True
  • False

USSR dictator Joseph Stalin is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler.

  • True
  • False

A woman established the first-ever birth control clinic.

  • True
  • False

In 1775, Paul Revere took a long ride yelling to warn people that the British army was coming.

  • True
  • False

Vlad the Impaler inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  • True
  • False

The Emancipation Proclamation freed all the southern slaves.

  • True
  • False

Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt.

  • True
  • False

Doctors used to not give women painkillers during birth.

  • True
  • False

Vikings wore horned helmets.

  • True
  • False

The Mongol Empire was the largest continuous land empire ever.

  • True
  • False

George Washington was the only US president to not belong to any political party.

  • True
  • False

Julius Caesar was the first baby to be delivered via C-section.

  • True
  • False

Napoleon Bonaparte was short.

  • True
  • False

Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals.

  • True
  • False

Thomas Jefferson freed all of his slaves when he died.

  • True
  • False

Louisiana used to be a French territory.

  • True
  • False