10 most difficult country names riddles A list of ten (out of 21) country names related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Country names quiz What did first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?Silver. The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.very hard 31% goldgold39%silversilver31%diamondsdiamonds13%coffeecoffee16%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 4918 answers in 4 languages »geographical names riddles » Which of these countries is not an absolute monarchy?Bhutan has transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a multi-party democracy. The development of Bhutanese democracy has been marked by the active encouragement and participation of reigning Bhutanese monarchs since the 1950s, beginning with legal reforms such as the abolition of slavery, and culminating in the enactment of Bhutan's Constitution. The first democratic elections in Bhutan began in 2007, and all levels of government had been democratically elected by 2011. These elections included Bhutan's first ever partisan National Assembly election.very hard 33% SwazilandSwaziland8%BhutanBhutan33%OmanOman33%BruneiBrunei25%Created by: Rafa. Statistics based on 12 answers »demographics riddles » Which country is named "Shqipëria" in its own language?Albania. The official name of Albania is "Republika e Shqipërisë". Linguists classify Albanian as an independent branch of the Indo-European language family, with no other extant language.very hard 34% AlbaniaAlbania34%ArmeniaArmenia28%TurkeyTurkey15%GreeceGreece21%Created by: Sara Amoncio. Statistics based on 5967 answers in 2 languages »Albania riddles » Which country is named "Hayastán" in its own language?Armenia. The Armenian language is an Indo-European language in a branch by itself, sharing its branch with no other extant language. The other extant Indo-European languages in a branch by themselves are Albanian and, in some classifications, Greek. The Armenian is an old language, with a fifth-century Bible translation as its oldest surviving text.very hard 39% FinlandFinland12%PakistanPakistan39%ArmeniaArmenia39%ParaguayParaguay7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7138 answers in 2 languages »languages riddles » Which of the following is the smallest?Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands dislike the term Holland being used to refer to the whole of the country.hard 43% the Netherlandsthe Netherlands12%HollandHolland43%BeneluxBenelux11%they are all the samethey are all the same32%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 14469 answers in 2 languages »Netherlands riddles » Which country is named "Sak'art'velo" in its own language?Georgian language is written in its own unique writing system, the Georgian script. Certain grammatical similarities with Basque, especially in the case system, have often been pointed out. However, the hypothesis that both languages are related, is generally considered to lack conclusive evidence.hard 44% AlbaniaAlbania20%IndonesiaIndonesia15%EstoniaEstonia19%GeorgiaGeorgia44%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10454 answers in 2 languages »geographic names riddles » Which country's capital is Nuku'alofa?Tonga. Nukuʻalofa is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the southernmost island group of Tonga. hard 45% DjiboutiDjibouti15%Bora BoraBora Bora25%TongaTonga45%PitcairnPitcairn13%Created by: Rafa. Statistics based on 8890 answers in 2 languages »countries riddles » Which country derives its name from the word "East"?Austria. The native name of Austria, Österreich, means 'Eastern Realm'. Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. At the time, the Danube basin of present-day Austria was the easternmost extent of Bavaria, and in fact of all the Germans. hard 46% AustraliaAustralia19%UkraineUkraine10%JapanJapan22%AustriaAustria46%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12639 answers in 4 languages »Austria riddles » Which country is named "Misr" or "Masr" in its language?Egypt. The English name Egypt is derived from the Ancient Greek Aígyptos, but it has nothing in common with the local name of the country (except maybe with the Late Egyptian name of Memphis - Hikuptah). Ancient Egyptians called their land Kemet, meaning "black soil" (as opposed to the desert). Today, Misr is the official name of Egypt, while Masr is the Egyptian-local pronunciation in the Egyptian Arabic.hard 47% AlbaniaAlbania11%OmanOman28%EgyptEgypt47%SomaliaSomalia12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12272 answers in 4 languages »Egypt riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).hard 50% EnglishmenEnglishmen33%DutchmenDutchmen50%FrenchmenFrenchmen6%SpaniardsSpaniards8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 20012 answers in 2 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » Play country names quiz and see all the questions.