History facts you probably didn’t learn in school. Only 1 in 20 answers without any mistakes

History facts you probably didn't learn in school
History facts you probably didn't learn in school

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History facts you probably didn’t learn in school. Was Christmas celebration abolished in England at some time in history? Knowing the answer could make things a lot easier for you in this test. TRUE-FALSE questions can be misleading, so be careful when you respond. The average score is only 9/15.

History facts you probably didn’t learn in school. Only 1 in 20 answers without any mistakes


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  • Question /

    Christmas was abolished by the English Parliament in 1647.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    The tsunami caused by the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 could go as far as Cornwall in the southern English coast.

    • True
    • False, Portugal was too far away.
  • Question /

    Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was famous due to her achievements in the Franco-Prussian war.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    The Battle of Jutland took place during World War II (1939-1945).

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    Hercules (Herakles for the ancient Greeks) was the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    Siddharta Gautama was the founder of Hinduism in Asia.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    Japan did not belong to the Axis powers during World War II.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    The Ottoman Empire’s fall came as an aftermath of World War I (1914-1918).

    • True
    • False, Turkey didn’t even take part in the conflict.
  • Question /

    The Bismarck, the famous German battleship, was sunk during World War II.

    • True
    • False, it was in World War I
  • Question /

    Caliburn was another name of the sword in the stone, according to the Arthurian legend.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    The escudo was the former monetary unit of Spain prior to the adoption of the euro.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    The House of Romanov ruled the Russian Empire for as long as 200 years until its fall.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    The Vasa, the famous Swedish 17th-century battleship, sank during a naval battle.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    The oldest parliament institution in the world belongs to Iceland.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    In the 16th century, the name of the battle where the Christian Coalition inflicted a decisive defeat to the Ottoman Turks was Borsele, near the coast of Greece.

    • True
    • False

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