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 31% Anti-fascist Protection RampartAnti-fascist Protection Rampart31%Atomic Safety WallAtomic Safety Wall8%Wall of PeaceWall of Peace49%Counterintelligence Fortified ZoneCounterintelligence Fortified Zone10%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 6431 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.hard 40% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong20%Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.7%Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov40%Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin30%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 8473 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 47% Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia12%IranIran13%PakistanPakistan47%IndonesiaIndonesia27%Created by: Teddy. Statistics based on 15879 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 50% 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 robbery50%assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister13%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 14204 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%SiemensSiemens7%All of themAll of them27%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 19467 answers in 2 languages »Nazi 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 18672 answers in 2 languages »Cold War 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 52% EstoniaEstonia20%LithuaniaLithuania52%LatviaLatvia9%GeorgiaGeorgia18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11782 answers in 2 languages »Lithuania 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 57% The NetherlandsThe Netherlands15%CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia12%ItalyItaly14%DenmarkDenmark57%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 23680 answers in 4 languages »history of Scandinavia riddles » During Polish-Soviet war Polish army sabotaged Bolshevik radio by broadcastingHoly Bible. Radio intelligence played a major role in the Polish-Soviet war. Poles actively searched for radio frequencies used by Red Army just to disrupt it by broadcasting Bible verses. hard 57% Soviet anthemSoviet anthem6%Polish anthemPolish anthem12%Holy BibleHoly Bible57%military march musicmilitary march music22%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 5012 answers in 2 languages »history riddles » On August 23, 1989 approximately two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometres (370 mi). Where did it happen?In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The demonstration called The Baltic Way marked the 50th anniversary of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany (which divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence and led to the occupation of the Baltic states in 1940). The chain connected the three Baltic capitals – Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn. Video footage taken from airplanes and helicopters showed an almost continuous line of people across the countryside. Few months later all three republics declared independence.hard 58% in Argentinain Argentina7%in Berlinin Berlin24%in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuaniain Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania58%in Beijingin Beijing9%Created by: globalquiz.org. 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