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Easy History True or False

Try to guess whether these historical statements are true or false.
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Last updated: October 3, 2021
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First submittedOctober 3, 2021
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1. The Great Pyramid was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
True
False
2. Abraham Lincoln was the first President of the United States
True
False
It was George Washington
3. Hong Kong used to be controlled by the United Kingdom
True
False
4. Mahatma Gandhi was king of India
True
False
5. Germany was on the losing side of both World Wars
True
False
6. Christopher Columbus was the first person to sail around the entire Earth
True
False
7. Mongol soldiers usually fought on horseback
True
False
8. Gunpowder was first invented in Africa
True
False
Gunpowder is a Chinese invention
9. Islam was an important religion in ancient Rome
True
False
Islam did not start until more than 100 years after the fall of the Roman Empire
10. Australia was completely uninhabited until it was discovered by Europeans
True
False
11. Babylon was a city that actually used to exist
True
False
12. The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice
True
False
13. Socrates lived in what is today Iran
True
False
He lived in Greece
14. Thor was one of the gods worshipped by the Vikings
True
False
15. Buddha was a real person
True
False
33 Comments
+19
Level 84
Oct 4, 2021
After finishing the quiz, the random Interesting Fact was #378:

During the Middle Ages, Buddha was recognized as a Christian saint who was named Josaphat.

Coincidence? I don't think so!!!!!

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Level 75
Oct 4, 2021
I got #54: "Velociraptors had feathers." Now that is definitely not a coincidence!!!!

BTW is the Great Pyramid no longer one of the seven wonders of the ancient world?

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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2021
Verb tenses are so imprecise. I was debating whether to use past or present tense for that one, but I think past tense is better. We're no longer in the ancient world.
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Level 79
Aug 22, 2023
A monument which has been destroyed such as the Pharos of Alexandria would be appropriate to describe using "was an ancient wonder of the world". But the Great Pyramid is still with us, so it "is a wonder of the ancient world".
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Level 56
Oct 10, 2021
You should use ‘is’ because the question is about the seven wonders of the ancient world. ‘Was’ implies that it isn’t an ancient wonder any more
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Level 46
Dec 15, 2022
I got: Interesting Facts #706

There were more German soldiers who died in January of 1945 than American soldiers who died in the entirety of World War II.

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Level 50
Oct 10, 2021
I got #274 which is “In the year 1913,Hitler,Stalin,Trotsky,Tito,and Freud all lived in the city of Vienna.”Nothing special
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Level 75
Oct 11, 2021
They not only lived there but they also were all regular customers at the Café Central, a coffeehouse were people used to sit and discuss current affairs or play cards or chess. To think that Stalin and Hitler might have played a game of chess there while Freud walked by casually saying something along the lines of, Meine Herren, this does not look good at all...
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Level 56
Dec 16, 2021
Let's face it. Freud would've been in the bathroom snorting lines. He was a notorious cocaine fiend.
+1
Level 32
Apr 11, 2024
I got

"Interesting Facts #534

There was once a city in Philippines named Sexmoan. It changed its name to Sasmuan in 1991."

+1
Level 68
Apr 22, 2024
We got a town called Sexbierum which would be sex beer um. I think a few other unusual ones too. I can only think of Monster.

(My fact was about Ostara, but I don't see the point of all of us listing them (unless they were relevant)

Plus, the past tense indeed threw me too. It made me pause a while to think about what and how it was meant, as in did they change things, was it demoted. I see no reason to use was. That is like saying Spain used to border the Atlantic. Or Japan used to be an island.

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Level 79
Oct 5, 2021
When using practise as a verb, it should be spelt with an ‘s’. Even in British English, there is no such word as ‘practiced’.
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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2021
Practiced is the preferred form in American English:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/practiced

+1
Level 76
Oct 8, 2021
If Mexico was a 1990s movie, Aztecs would be the piggy faced guy with an attitude problem (and potentially a mullet).
+1
Level 70
Oct 10, 2021
So easy!
+2
Level 79
Oct 10, 2021
Man, you weren't kidding when you said easy, lol!
+1
Level 52
Oct 10, 2021
100% got
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Level 52
Oct 10, 2021
easy easy, 15/15 with a lot of time left
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Level 78
Oct 10, 2021
Aaarggghhh.. I could have got 15/15 but decided to change my (correct) answer to the Mongol question to the wrong one!!
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Level 63
Nov 10, 2021
Never change a multiple choice answer. It's usally not a good idea.
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Level 78
Oct 11, 2021
My brain corrected the gunpowder question to 'in Asia' so I put true... thanks, brain.
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Level 88
Oct 12, 2021
Isn't the pyramid still a Wonder of the Ancient World? When you say was it made me think that it was asking if it no longer was a Wonder.
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2021
Easy 15/15 with 3:18 left
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Level 41
Oct 21, 2021
#1 should be FALSE or re-worded, the Great Pyramid is still one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
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Level 91
Nov 5, 2021
Is it one of them? Yes.

Was it one of them? Still Yes.

I don't see the problem here.

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Level 77
Dec 16, 2021
Considering that Herodotus (likely) made the original list of the 7 Wonders of the World, using the past tense here makes sense. This is not a current list that gets updated. When people refer to the 7 Wonders of the World, they are by default referring to the list made thousands of years ago.
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2021
These easy true/false quizzes are a good way to rack up points, usually I don't waste much time with them but I gotta say this is fun
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Level 58
Jun 19, 2022
Dang! Missed the Gunpowder one. I knew the answer, but read the question wrong! :P
+1
Level 36
Dec 13, 2022
Super easy, barely an inconvenience.

(Comment if you get the reference but don't say what it's from)

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Level 41
Jun 5, 2023
60% 💀💀, yes very easy for me
+1
Level 41
Jun 5, 2023
wait, this because I was bad in english and understand questions...
+1
Level 69
Aug 5, 2023
15/15, perfect score, wow.
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Level 44
Aug 7, 2023
I got all right