Culture questions This is a list of recently added questions about culture. Play culture quiz and see all the questions. Which university in Europe is the oldest?Bologne University (1088) is the oldest university in Europe. It was established in Constantinople in 849. Created by: szymekvery hard 32% Oxford UniversityOxford University677Bologne UniversityBologne University1454Sorbonne UniversitySorbonne University1013Padova UniversityPadova University1351Middle Ages riddles » Who among Vikings wore horned helmets?Nobody. Popular culture picture of a Viking wearing horned helmet developed in 19th century inspired by archaeological findings that originated from Bronze Age much earlier to Vikings' times.Created by: smyruhard 47% chieftainschieftains1240respected warriorsrespected warriors2435Vikings of NorwayVikings of Norway1611nobodynobody4820Norway riddles » In 1822 Jean-François Champollion translated for the first time ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What made it possible?Rosetta stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stele found in 1799 in Egyptian sea port Rosette. The finding occurred during Napolean invasion of Egypt. The stele is inscribed with the same text in three scripts: archaic Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Comparison of these three samples helped understand hieroglyphs.Created by: smyruaverage 65% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone2260Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions367papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead394Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls428Egypt riddles » Vasa, beautiful Swedish galleon is exposed in one of Stockholm museums. What was her fate?She sunk after launching. Vasa was built between 1626-1628 to fight against Poland and Lithuania. She was designed to become the greatest vessel of Swedish fleet. Richly decorated and well equipped with cannons was to pay high price for Gustav Adolph ambition. The ship was unstable, and she foundered on her maiden voyage after mere 1,200 yards. The loss was so big, that Swedes believed, it had been caused by Polish sabotage.Created by: smyruvery hard 34% She sunk after launchingShe sunk after launching1342Polish vessel Aquarius destroyed itPolish vessel Aquarius destroyed it581Marked in museum after 70 years of serviceMarked in museum after 70 years of service744She was never launchedShe was never launched1221ships riddles » In which European country over 10% of citizens are active-duty soldiers?In Vatican. Currently Vatican Swiss-Guard has 110 soldiers. Vatican has somewhat less than thousand citizens. Created by: m2ichishard 46% in Albania in Albania 773in Belarus in Belarus 694in Greecein Greece651in Vaticanin Vatican1818army riddles » What is the meaning of two pillars visible on the Spanish flag?Pillars of Hercules are rocks which are at the west flank of Mediterranean Sea: Rock of Gibraltar at the European side and Mount Moses ("Jebel Musa") at the African side. Colours of flag are not officially explained. Colloquially it is claimed that their meaning is: red - blood of toreador, and yellow - the sand of the arena.Created by: Ineshard 46% Pillars of HerculesPillars of Hercules3178Faith and WorkFaith and Work602Government and NationGovernment and Nation739King and ChurchKing and Church2319flags riddles » How many times a day do Muslims pray?5. According to the Quran Allah initially required Muhammad to pray fifty times a day. But Muhammad persuaded Allah to reduce this to five times a day - which counts as fifty if done.Created by: Neterineasy 79% 1010217552491333751139Islam riddles » What is the Greek name for amber?Elektron. Words like "electricity" come directly from the name of amber. Already the ancient Greeks noticed that this stone has a certain mysterious property: when rubbed with fur, it begins to attract particles of dust...Created by: Marta_Smolarekhard 44% particlonparticlon643elektronelektron2301amberionamberion1383atomiosatomios848gemstones riddles » How many paintings did Vincent van Gogh sell?1. During whole his life, Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting, moreover to his brother: "The Red Vineyards near Arles" for 400 francs.Created by: Marta_Smolarekaverage 64% Over 1000Over 1000605About 100About 100845771193114864painters riddles » Maria Skłodowska-Curie was committed to her job. Did she have any children?Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize. Her first daughter, Irene, decided to follow her mother's life path and received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1935. Her second daughter, Eva, a writer and politician, was known as the "First Lady of UNICEF". She was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.Created by: naypaxhard 58% She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.2242She was sterile as a result of the radiation.She was sterile as a result of the radiation.1789Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.9092Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.2322scientists riddles » Play culture quiz and see all the questions.