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Bizarre History Quiz

The Bizarre History Quiz

There is no denying that when it comes to world history, the truth is often stranger than fiction. As such, we have constructed a quiz based on both true facts of world history along with a number of false ones.

It’s your job to test your knowledge by selecting which of the following facts are genuine truth, and which are just plain false. Even if you aren’t sure of the answer, at least you have a fifty-fifty shot of getting the question right anyway.

Test your knowledge on general world history by taking our Bizarre History True or False Quiz.

Good Luck taking the Bizarre History Quiz!

Instructions: Answer each question to the best of your ability. Once you select an answer, you will then find out if it correct or not. There will also be an explanation to help you learn more about history. An orange “Continue” button will appear and allow you to move to the next question.

Good Luck!

Richard Nixon kept a pet parrot in his office which he famously taught to curse at guests.
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The wheel was invented in the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia.
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The famous quote "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds," was coined by Alexander the Great.
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The King James Bible was issued by King James I of England.
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The nation of Albania was a member of the Warsaw Pact.
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The My Lai Massacre was perpetrated by Vietcong forces.
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Three different American presidents have each served over ten years in office.
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The Pony Express was the name of an infamous group of American bounty hunters.
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German General Erwin Rommel was executed for conspiring against the Third Reich.
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Over one hundred different cargo ships' disappearances were credited by the East India Company to sea monster attacks.
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Joan of Arc was executed by being drawn and quartered.
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Andrew Jackson was the American commander who won the Battle of New Orleans.
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The Rubicon was the river crossed by Julius Caesar to signal his resolve to conquer the Roman Republic.
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The French Reign of Terror was instituted by Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Canada was granted independence from the British Empire without a revolutionary war.
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The Black Death which wiped out a large portion of Europe's population in the Middle Ages is thought to have originated in South Africa.
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The famous king Peter the Great was ruler of Austria.
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The first major war which saw the use of army tanks was the Spanish American War.
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The numbering system used by most of the world which starts with one is called the Sandhovan Numeric System.
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Toilet paper was invented in China.
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Ferdinand Magellan was the first man to entirely circumnavigate the world.
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The legendary king Frederick Barbarossa was accidentally drowned in his heavy armor.
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China is the world's longest continuing civilization.
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Richard the Lionheart of England escaped captivity during the Third Crusade and walked all the way back to England.
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Although Hannibal of Carthage is famous for using elephants in military expeditions, there is no proof that he ever truly did so.
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Although Gandhi was famous for his influence in the realm of Indian politics, he was actually born and raised in the United Kingdom.
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Socrates was executed by being forced to drink poison.
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The most recent official crusade was called by the Vatican in 1930.
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The religious group who propagated the Spanish Inquisition was the Catholic Church.
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Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward resulted in more deaths than the Holocaust.
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World War Two resulted in more deaths than any other conflict in human history.
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Want more Bizarre History questions, be sure to take our Bizarre History True or False Quiz – Part 2.