10 most difficult disasters riddles A list of disasters related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz A tragic disaster occurred during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race. The leading Mercedes flung into the crowd, killing 83 spectators. Who won the race?Hawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar. Despite death of 83 spectators and 120 injured, the race was continued. Eight hours after the accident, while leading the race, the Mercedes team withdrew their cars. Mercedes invited Jaguar to also retire, but they declined.very hard 17% nobodynobody40%Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)25%Fangio/Moss of MercedesFangio/Moss of Mercedes15%Hawthorn/Bueb of JaguarHawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar17%Created by: Andy Sealy. Statistics based on 4295 answers in 2 languages »Le Mans riddles » According to tradition, how many people were killed in the great fire of London in 1666?6. The death toll is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.very hard 26% 6626%60060014%60,00060,00047%6,000,0006,000,00011%Created by: Jason Beagley. Statistics based on 6346 answers in 2 languages »fire riddles » The Boyd Massacre occurred in 1809, when natives killed and ate between 66 and 70 crew members of the ship Boyd. Where did it happen?In New Zealand. The attack on the ship was a revenge for the whipping of a young Māori chief by the crew. According to Māori norms, this warranted a violent retribution. Cannibalism was already a regular practice in Māori wars. News of the events stopped shipping visits to to the country over the next few years.very hard 27% in the Caribbeanin the Caribbean34%in Sri Lankain Sri Lanka16%in New Zealandin New Zealand27%in Javain Java21%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4070 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail riddles » Which country had its capital completely destroyed by volcano eruption?Montserrat. On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom, leaving fewer than 1,200 people on the island as of 1997 (rising to nearly 5,000 by 2016)very hard 28% MontserratMontserrat28%Saint LuciaSaint Lucia31%ItalyItaly20%MaltaMalta19%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1535 answers in 2 languages »volcanoes riddles » What is the typical source of pressure buildup inside a volcano?Degassing of magma. The whole process begins when hot magma is lifted by convection to the magma chamber. As the pressure in the chamber is lower than deep in Earth's crust, the gas starts to release. Since degassed magma has lower density, it may then sink and be replaced with new one. This process may build up huge pressure of gases, eventually causing explosion.hard 40% centrifugal force of Earth rotationcentrifugal force of Earth rotation20%magma convectionmagma convection35%boiling of rainwaterboiling of rainwater3%degassing of magmadegassing of magma40%Created by: Sumit Tamang. Statistics based on 11834 answers in 2 languages »natural disasters riddles » Bengal Famine of 1770 caused the death of 10 million people. Apart from drought, what was it caused by?East India Company policies. As lands came under company control, the land tax was typically raised from 10% to up to 50% of the value of the agricultural produce, and was raised even higher at the famine peek. Nevertheless, the company continued to suffer financially, and influenced Parliament to pass the Tea Act in 1773, which ultimately lead to the American War of Independence.hard 51% religious practicesreligious practices13%peasants riotspeasants riots9%East India Company policiesEast India Company policies51%land snail pestsland snail pests25%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8591 answers in 2 languages »history of India riddles » 17th January 1966 an American plane crashed near the Spanish village of Palomares. What was the valuable cargo?Four thermonuclear bombs. The 1966 Palomares B-52 crash, or the Palomares incident, occurred when a B-52G bomber of the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command collided with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refuelling at 31,000 feet (9,450 m) over the Mediterranean Sea. Of the four Mk28-type hydrogen bombs the B-52G carried, three were found on land, and one in the sea. The non-nuclear explosives in two of the weapons detonated upon impact with the ground, resulting in the contamination of a 2-square-kilometer (490-acre) area by plutonium.hard 51% the Olympic team of USthe Olympic team of US16%a collection of Picasso's creationsa collection of Picasso's creations25%John Lennon's bodyJohn Lennon's body6%four thermonuclear bombsfour thermonuclear bombs51%Created by: RaxonPC. Statistics based on 15978 answers in 4 languages »aviation riddles » What led to The Great Ireland Famine between 1845 and 1852?Disease of potato. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland was significantly larger than elsewhere. Due to the great poverty, the vast majority of the population sufficed with a diet of potatoes and dairy.hard 57% disease of corndisease of corn6%disease of wheatdisease of wheat16%disease of potatodisease of potato57%disease of cattledisease of cattle19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16848 answers in 2 languages »Ireland riddles » In which major European city there is a volcano that may soon erupt?In Naples. Lying mostly underwater, Campi Flegrei comprises 24 craters. It is one of the largest volcanoes in the world, capable of producing VEI 7 (super-colossal) eruptions. Its most recent eruption of 1538 created a new hill, Monte Nuovo.average 69% in Portoin Porto3%in Heraklionin Heraklion9%in Naplesin Naples69%in Palermoin Palermo16%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 34105 answers in 4 languages »geography of Italy riddles » In which year did the tragedy known as "9/11" happen?In 2001. The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.easy 71% in 1911in 191110%in 1991in 19917%in 2001in 200171%in 2011 in 2011 10%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 384 answers in 2 languages »New York riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.