Quiz: Is This Historical Common Knowledge Fact True or False?
Is This Historical Common Knowledge Fact True or False?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

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!

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Henry VIII had 6 wives.
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In America, slavery was only ever in the southern states.
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Over the course of history, roughly 600,000 people were put to death for being witches.
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Early feminists were mostly concerned with sexual liberation.
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Due to China's one-child policy, many little girls were abandoned every year.
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America has always operated as a democracy.
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The Salem Witch Trials caused by hallucinogenic fungus infecting the people of Salem.
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English was the first European language spoken in America.
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Dentures used to be made with human teeth.
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Christopher Columbus discovered America.
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Our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
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The Aztecs made human sacrifices.
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Stonehenge was used as a cemetery.
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The Great Chicago Fire was started when a cow knocked over a lantern.
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America was the first country to develop nuclear weapons.
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The radio broadcast of H.G. Wells's "War of the Worlds" caused mass hysteria all over America.
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For decades, the Australian government took Aboriginal children from their parents.
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The Pilgrims left England seeking religious freedom.
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Nazis were socialists.
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Cowboys worked the plains alone.
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USSR dictator Joseph Stalin is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler.
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A woman established the first-ever birth control clinic.
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In 1775, Paul Revere took a long ride yelling to warn people that the British army was coming.
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Vlad the Impaler inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.
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The Emancipation Proclamation freed all the southern slaves.
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Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt.
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Doctors used to not give women painkillers during birth.
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Vikings wore horned helmets.
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The Mongol Empire was the largest continuous land empire ever.
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George Washington was the only US president to not belong to any political party.
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Julius Caesar was the first baby to be delivered via C-section.
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Napoleon Bonaparte was short.
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Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals.
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Thomas Jefferson freed all of his slaves when he died.
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Louisiana used to be a French territory.
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