With the fix for
OPENDJ-7645, history information is included in the passing criteria, even if password history isn't explicitly configured in the password policy.
Running through https://ea.forgerock.com/docs/ds/rest-guide/action-rest.html#rest-action-password-quality-check (but using Babs's original password, since I jumped right there) I get this result:
Notice the values related to the password history configuration.
The password policy shown in that example doesn't mention history: