History of Europe questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of Europe. Play history of Europe quiz and see all the questions. What is the meaning of the word "December", adopted from Latin by most of European languages?Tenth month. Originally Roman calendar was comprised only of 10 months. December was the 10th and last of them. Eventually a calendar reform introduced January and February, but preserved the ordinal naming convention of the older months.Created by: smyruvery hard 28% twelve monthtwelve month359tenth monthtenth month397last month of a yearlast month of a year355cold monthcold month277calendar riddles » This is aleph, the first letter of Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha. What does it resemble?Ox. Aleph comes straight from Egyptian hieroglyph that meant ox. Turn your head to the right and you will note an ideogram of a horned ox head. The word Phoenician word aleph means basically ox. Created by: smyruvery hard 19% OxOx240BowBow314CompassCompass386it's unknownit's unknown280Middle East riddles » Which country in Europe had been named "the land without stakes"?Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth. Despite its religious diversity comprised of Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Jews, Polish brethren, Lutherans, Calvinists, Muslims the Commonwealth of XVI-XVII centuries maintained civil peace under the act of Warsaw Confederation (pictured), and was a notable exception of religious wars plundering Europe at the time. Created by: smyruvery easy 83% Dutch United ProvincesDutch United Provinces147Swiss ConfederationSwiss Confederation250Kingdom of SwedenKingdom of Sweden162Polish Lithuanian CommonwealthPolish Lithuanian Commonwealth2841religions riddles » Which currency was the first to be converted to decimal system?Russian ruble. The new ruble introduced with monetary reform of Peter the Great of 1704 was the first currency to be based on decimal system.Created by: smyruvery hard 37% American dolarAmerican dolar856British pound sterlingBritish pound sterling1375frank of revolutionary Francefrank of revolutionary France1429Russian rubleRussian ruble2212coins riddles » Sicily was never ruled byTurks. Through its history Sicily was ruled by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Normans, Germans, French, and Aragon. However it has never been conquered by Osman Empire despite its vicinity. Created by: smyruhard 48% VandalsVandals449ArabsArabs454NormansNormans878TurksTurks1677Mediterranean Sea riddles » When Berlin was divided into West Berlin and East Berlin, which part had more population?West Berlin. After the end of World War II, Berlin was divided into four occupational zones: Soviet, American, French and British. Later, the three zones of western allies were joined to form West Berlin. With about two million inhabitants, West Berlin had the highest number of residents of any city in Cold War-era Germany.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 62% West BerlinWest Berlin18659East BerlinEast Berlin5382both were similar in sizeboth were similar in size1176at first East Berlin was bigger, later West Berlin was biggerat first East Berlin was bigger, later West Berlin was bigger4867Cold War riddles » Which European country used to have its capital outside Europe?Portugal. On November 29,1807, Braganza royal family and its court of nearly 15,000 people escaped from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro, shortly before Napoleonic forces invaded Lisbon. For thirteen years, Rio de Janeiro functioned as the capital of the Kingdom of Portugal.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 68% SpainSpain2876FranceFrance1218PortugalPortugal9758GermanyGermany465history of Portugal riddles » In which European country occupied by Nazis, 99% of Jews survived the Holocaust?Denmark. In 1943, 95% of Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark were evacuated to Sweden in an event known as the rescue of the Danish Jews. It was a collective achievement of the Danish resistance movement, German diplomat Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz (who warned the Danish Jews about the intended deportation to Germany) and many ordinary Danish citizens, mostly policemen and fishermen.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 56% The NetherlandsThe Netherlands4237CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia3424ItalyItaly4002DenmarkDenmark15339history of Scandinavia riddles » Which large country in Europe was not affected by Black Death?Poland. Historians aren't sure why Poland was spared the worst of the plague, even though all its neighbours got depopulated. It was the only place not affected by the disease on the European continent (Iceland was also spared because it was rarely visited and Black Death never reached there).Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 75% ScotlandScotland2306PortugalPortugal2300PolandPoland32574FinlandFinland5701Poland riddles » Which was the last large nation to enter and settle in Europe?Hungarians. The possible homeland of the Hungarians was situated at the regions of Southern Ural. In 895/896, after several centuries of migration, they crossed the Carpathians and entered the Carpathian Basin. The land was inhabited only by a sparse population of Slavs, who were either assimilated or enslaved by the Hungarians.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 54% PolesPoles787FinnsFinns2398HungariansHungarians7567RomaniansRomanians3193Hungary riddles » Play history of Europe quiz and see all the questions.