The 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 19% nobodynobody39%Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)Levegh/Fitch of Mercedes (posthumous)25%Fangio/Moss of MercedesFangio/Moss of Mercedes16%Hawthorn/Bueb of JaguarHawthorn/Bueb of Jaguar19%Created by: Andy Sealy. Statistics based on 2353 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 27% 6627%60060015%60,00060,00045%6,000,0006,000,00011%Created by: Jason Beagley. Statistics based on 4127 answers in 2 languages »London 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 29% in the Caribbeanin the Caribbean34%in Sri Lankain Sri Lanka15%in New Zealandin New Zealand29%in Javain Java20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2435 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail 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 41% centrifugal force of Earth rotationcentrifugal force of Earth rotation19%magma convectionmagma convection35%boiling of rainwaterboiling of rainwater3%degassing of magmadegassing of magma41%Created by: Sumit Tamang. Statistics based on 6865 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 4435 answers in 2 languages »history of India 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 wheat15%disease of potatodisease of potato57%disease of cattledisease of cattle20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10677 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 Palermo17%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 20153 answers in 4 languages »geography of Italy riddles » Which part of Europe was affected by the worst famine in the 20th century?Ukraine. The Holodomor was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SR in 1932-1933. It was caused mostly by bad economic policies. Many believe that the destruction of the Ukrainian peasantry was premeditated on the part of Joseph Stalin and consider Holodomor a genocide comparable to Holocaust. Between 2 and 5 million people starved to death despite the fact that Ukrainian lands are among the most fertile in the World.easy 72% IrelandIreland13%PortugalPortugal5%AlbaniaAlbania9%UkraineUkraine72%Created by: ex-terminator. Statistics based on 10493 answers in 2 languages »Ukraine riddles » On May 8, 1902, Ascension Day, all inhabitants of Saint-Pierre, the major city in Martinique, have died. Only two survived. What happened?Volcano eruption. The city was covered with pyroclastic flow, consisting of superheated steam and volcanic gases, with temperatures exceeding 1,075 °C (1,967 °F). One of the survivors was held in an underground cell in the town's jail.easy 79% native attacknative attack4%volcano eruptionvolcano eruption79%mass suicidemass suicide5%ergot poisoningergot poisoning10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11269 answers in 2 languages »20th century riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.