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History: Fact or Fiction

Think you know your history? See if you know which of these statements are fact and which are fiction.

  1. The White House got its name when it was repainted after the British burned it in 1814.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  2. The Titanic was the first ship to use the “SOS” distress call.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  3. Ancient Sumerians worshiped a goddess of beer.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  4. The toilet was invented by Sir Thomas Crapper.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  5. Benjamin Franklin dropped out of school at age 10.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  6. The first time the U.S. military used aircrafts was during the Civil War.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  7. Mud Throwing was at one point an Olympic Game.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  8. The eleven points on the maple leaf of the Canadian flag represent the number of Canadian provinces and territories.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  9. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on July 4.
    • Fact
    • Fiction
  10. Napoleon’s armies in Egypt used the nose of the Sphinx as target practice.
    • Fact
    • Fiction