The most difficult discoveries riddles A list of discoveries related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Chemical elements quiz 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 52% EnglishmenEnglishmen32%DutchmenDutchmen52%FrenchmenFrenchmen6%SpaniardsSpaniards9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 31014 answers in 2 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » Which chemical element was discovered in Russia?Ruthenium was discovered in 1844 by the Beltic German sciencist Karl Ernst Claus at the Kazan State University. He named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for Rus',.hard 57% titaniumtitanium18%boronboron18%rutheniumruthenium57%magnesiummagnesium5%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 18262 answers in 2 languages »Latin riddles » Which astronomical discovery was nicknamed 'Little Green Man'?Pulsar. In 1967 Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish first observed pulses separated by 1.33 seconds, originated from the same location on the sky. It was not until a second pulsating source was discovered in a different part of the sky that the "LGM hypothesis" was entirely abandoned.hard 58% black holeblack hole6%pulsarpulsar58%supernovasupernova13%white dwarfwhite dwarf20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10875 answers in 2 languages »astronomy riddles » When was the circumference of the Earth calculated for the first time with remarkable accuracy (13.6% of error)?In 3rd century B.C. Eratosthenes of Cyrene was the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He is best known for being the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth. He did it by measuring Sun's angle of elevation at noon on the solstice in Alexandria, knowing, that at the same time the Sun is at Zenith in the Ancient Egyptian city of Swenet, 5000 stades from Alexandria. Seventeen hundred years after Christopher Columbus studied Eratosthenes writings and decided that the calculations were wrong, and the Earth must be smaller - which led him to seek India in the west.average 69% in 3rd century B.C.in 3rd century B.C.69%in 12th centuryin 12th century11%in 15th centuryin 15th century12%in 17th centuryin 17th century6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11478 answers in 4 languages »ancient Greece riddles » Where was scandium chemical element discovered?In Sweden. Scandium was discovered in 1879 by Lars Fredrik Nilson at the Uppsala University. He named it from the Latin word Scandia meaning "Scandinavia"easy 71% in Francein France7%in Russiain Russia12%in Germanyin Germany7%in Swedenin Sweden71%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17446 answers in 2 languages »Sweden riddles » Whose flagship was used as a model for this replica?Columbus. Santa Maria, the largest of three ships of Columbus' first voyage, was a small carrack with single deck and crew of 40 men. easy 77% ColumbusColumbus77%James CookJames Cook12%Francis DrakeFrancis Drake7%Herman WitteHerman Witte1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 20510 answers in 2 languages »sailing riddles » Play chemical elements quiz and see all the questions.