10 most difficult 20th century riddles A list of ten (out of 22) 20th century related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly 20th century quiz How was the Berlin Wall officially called in the German Democratic Republic?Anti-fascist Protection Rampart. The name implied that West Germany had not been fully de-Nazified. Before the Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from the GDR. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration.very hard 30% Anti-fascist Protection RampartAnti-fascist Protection Rampart30%Atomic Safety WallAtomic Safety Wall8%Wall of PeaceWall of Peace49%Counterintelligence Fortified ZoneCounterintelligence Fortified Zone11%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7328 answers in 4 languages »Berlin riddles » Who was the first man to leave the spacecraft in space?Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov was a Soviet astronaut, general major pilot and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.very hard 37% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong20%Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.7%Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov37%Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin33%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 11510 answers in 2 languages »Soviet Union riddles » Which Muslim country was the first to elect woman to head of government?Pakistan. Noted for her charismatic authority, Benazir Bhutto was nicknamed "Iron Lady" because of her hard line against the trade unions and tough rhetorical opposition to her rivals. In 1988, she became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state. hard 46% Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia12%IranIran13%PakistanPakistan46%IndonesiaIndonesia27%Created by: Teddy. Statistics based on 19095 answers in 2 languages »politicians riddles » What spectacular achievement of young Stalin boosted his career among Bolsheviks?Bank robbery. Before the Russian Revolution, Communist paramilitaries were often raising money through robberies and ransom kidnappings. Particularly notable was the 1907 Tiflis bank robbery, in which Stalin participated (playing minor role). The robbery resulted in 40 deaths and the theft of 341,000 rubles (equivalent to around US $3.4 million today).hard 49% composition of the future anthem of the Soviet Unioncomposition of the future anthem of the Soviet Union7%public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin28%bank robberybank robbery49%assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister14%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 16820 answers in 4 languages »crime riddles » Which major German company was founded by the Nazis?Volkswagen was founded on 28 May 1937 as the "Society for the preparation of the German People's Car", by the Nazi German Labor Front. The purpose of the company was to manufacture "people's car" Volkswagen Beetle.hard 51% BayerBayer13%VolkswagenVolkswagen51%SiemensSiemens6%All of themAll of them28%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 22547 answers in 2 languages »Nazi riddles » Which Soviet republic was the first to declare independence?Lithuania. Baltic states, incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, strongly pushed towards independence. First the lead was taken by Latvia with large demonstrations in 1986 and 1987, but Estonia and Lithuania soon joined the movement. On March 11, 1990 the newly elected parliament of the Lithuanian SSR, elected Vytautas Landsbergis to the position of Chairman of the Supreme Council. Vytautas Landsbergis promptly declared the restoration of Lithunaian independence. hard 51% EstoniaEstonia20%LithuaniaLithuania51%LatviaLatvia9%GeorgiaGeorgia19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13428 answers in 2 languages »Lithuania riddles » Which animals first returned from orbit?Belka and Strelka. Dogs were accompanied by a gray rabbit, 42 mice, 2 rats and flies. John F. Kennedy wasn't happy with losing the race into space. Nikita Khrushchev added a bit of salt to the wound when he gave Caroline Kennedy one of Strelka's puppies as a gift.hard 52% LaikaLaika30%Belka and StrelkaBelka and Strelka52%EnosEnos8%Able and BakerAble and Baker9%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 21309 answers in 2 languages »Cold War 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.hard 56% The NetherlandsThe Netherlands15%CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia12%ItalyItaly14%DenmarkDenmark56%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 27136 answers in 4 languages »history of Scandinavia riddles » Which UN operation is considered to be the greatest failure of this organization?In 1994 in Rwanda. Slaughter of 1 million Tutsi took place in front of the peacekeeping forces, but the UN Security Council banned any intervention. Despite the dramatic appeals by UN units, their requests to authorize protection of civilians have been rejected.hard 57% In 1953 in KoreaIn 1953 in Korea11%In 1964 in TurkeyIn 1964 in Turkey4%In 1993 in SomaliaIn 1993 in Somalia26%In 1994 in RwandaIn 1994 in Rwanda57%Created by: Nym. Statistics based on 15807 answers in 2 languages »United Nations riddles » In XX century Poland declared war only once. On which country?Japan. Poland declared war on Japan on 20th December 194 as most of WW2 allies. Though Empire of Japan refused to accept a state of war due to friendly relations between the two countries. Despite that legally the state of war lasted until 8th February 1957. It might be the longest war without any clash.hard 58% GermanyGermany19%JapanJapan58%UkraineUkraine14%VietnamVietnam7%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 13099 answers in 2 languages »Poland riddles » Play 20th century quiz and see all the questions.