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
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
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Level 81
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 69
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 43
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 27
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 55
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 75
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

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Level 55
Oct 5, 2021
Just a wee literal: Hong Kong used to be controlled, not *a* controlled, by...
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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2021
Typo fixed.
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Level 75
Oct 8, 2021
If Mexico was a 1990s movie, Aztecs would be the piggy faced guy with an attitude problem (and potentially a mullet).
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Level 46
Oct 10, 2021
So easy!
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Level 61
Oct 10, 2021
Very nice quiz! 15/15
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2021
Man, you weren't kidding when you said easy, lol!
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Level 36
Oct 10, 2021
100% got
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Level 37
Oct 10, 2021
easy easy, 15/15 with a lot of time left
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Level 74
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 59
Oct 11, 2021
My brain corrected the gunpowder question to 'in Asia' so I put true... thanks, brain.
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Level 55
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 36
Oct 21, 2021
#1 should be FALSE or re-worded, the Great Pyramid is still one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.