The most difficult discoverers riddles A list of discoverers related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geography quiz Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.very hard 25% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson25%Marco PoloMarco Polo7%Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus49%Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci17%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 2096 answers in 2 languages »Peru riddles » Who was the first to navigate the Northwest Passage? (sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)Roald Amundsen. In a three year journey between 1903 and 1906, Amundsen explored the passage with a crew of no more than six, in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa. Spending winters with ship trapped in ice, he learned from the local Netsilik people about Arctic survival skills that would later prove useful. For example, he learned to use sled dogs and to wear animal skins in lieu of heavy, woolen parkas. Amundsen later led the expeditions to discover the South Pole (1911) and the North Pole (1926).very hard 33% James CookJames Cook24%Vitus BeringVitus Bering28%Roald AmundsenRoald Amundsen33%No one yetNo one yet14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9509 answers in 4 languages »geography of Canada riddles » Who invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer?Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a German physicist, engineer, and glass blower who is best known for inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer (1714), and for developing a temperature scale now named after him very hard 33% Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei23%Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius28%Gabriel Daniel FahrenheitGabriel Daniel Fahrenheit33%William KelvinWilliam Kelvin14%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 5781 answers in 4 languages »inventors riddles » What nationality was Christopher Columbus?Italian. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo, his father's name was Domenico, and his brothers were named Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino and Giacomo.hard 47% ItalianItalian47%SpanishSpanish20%PortuguesePortuguese29%FrenchFrench2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 18061 answers in 2 languages »sailors riddles » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.hard 52% Dutch queenDutch queen24%Norwegian queenNorwegian queen52%Russian queenRussian queen3%Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 18886 answers in 2 languages »geographical names riddles » How many travels around the world did Ferdinand Magellan complete?None. Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth. But Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.hard 58% nonenone58%1123%2213%335%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 11524 answers in 2 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » What is "c" in E=mc^2?Speed of light. In words, energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light squared.easy 71% thermodynamic free energythermodynamic free energy10%specific heat capacityspecific heat capacity12%speed of lightspeed of light71%Coulomb, unit of the electric chargeCoulomb, unit of the electric charge5%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 7118 answers in 2 languages »light riddles » What nationality was the discoverer of the highest mountain in Australia?Polish. Mount Kosciuszko was named by the Polish explorer Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki in 1840, in honour of the Polish national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, because of its perceived resemblance to the Kościuszko Mound in Krakow.very easy 80% AustralianAustralian4%BritishBritish12%PolishPolish80%GermanGerman2%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 19664 answers in 2 languages »geography of Australia riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.