10 most difficult famous people riddles A list of ten (out of 54) famous people related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Famous people quiz Which prizes were awarded to George Bernard Shaw?Oscar and Nobel Prize. He was the first person to be awarded both Nobel Prize and Oscar. He got Nobel Prize in Literature of 1925. Despite his disdain for Hollywood Shaw won Oscar for best written screenplay in 1938.very hard 31% Pulitzer and Nobel PrizePulitzer and Nobel Prize38%Nobel Prize and Order of the SmileNobel Prize and Order of the Smile18%Nobel Prize and Rugby World CupNobel Prize and Rugby World Cup11%Oscar and Nobel PrizeOscar and Nobel Prize31%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 3999 answers in 4 languages »Nobel prize riddles » Which famous astronomer was also a succesful sportsman?Edwin Hubble. In his younger days he was noted more for his athletic prowess than his intellectual abilities. He won seven first places in a single high school track and field meet in 1906. He also set the state high school record for the high jump in Illinois, and practiced amateur boxing.very hard 36% Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei21%William HerschelWilliam Herschel14%Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley27%Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble36%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9244 answers in 2 languages »scientists riddles » Gordon Bennett Cup is the most prestigious trophy in ballooning. Who was Gordon Bennett?Newspaper publisher. James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918) was publisher of the New York Herald. He sponsored many sport and exploration events, including the first tennis match in the United States and Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone. He established three Gordon Bennett Cups : for international yachting, for automobile races and for balooning. The last one continues to this day.very hard 37% newspaper publishernewspaper publisher37%inventor of hot air balooninventor of hot air baloon22%governor of Canadagovernor of Canada16%early balooning pioneerearly balooning pioneer22%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14107 answers in 2 languages »New York riddles » French Open, a major tennis tournament is named after French aviator Roland-Garros. What did he do?He flew across the Mediterranean Sea. Roland Garros gained fame for making the flight from Fréjus in France to Bizerte in Tunisia. The following year, Garros joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. Garros is sometimes erroneously called the world's first fighter ace. In fact, he shot down only four aircraft; the definition of "ace" is five or more victories.very hard 38% he invented a monoplanehe invented a monoplane7%he flew from Paris to Londonhe flew from Paris to London36%he flew across the Mediterranean Seahe flew across the Mediterranean Sea38%he became the first fighter ace of WWIhe became the first fighter ace of WWI16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17087 answers in 2 languages »Paris riddles » Which of the writers was a mathematician?Lewis Carroll. Lewis Caroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland" completed his mathematical studies at Oxford University, was a lecturer at this University. He wrote about 250 scientific papers in mathematics, logic and cryptography. He was interested in mathematical puzzles and numerical games.very hard 38% Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling18%Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll38%Karol DickensKarol Dickens29%John Ronald Reuel TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien13%Created by: Kinga Fabijańska. Statistics based on 14445 answers in 4 languages »writers riddles » What is Iggy Pop's real name?James Newell Osterberg. Iggy Pop's father, who was of Irish and English descent, was adopted by a Swedish American family and took on their surname (Österberg).hard 40% Iggy PoppiousIggy Poppious11%Ingmar PoppensteinIngmar Poppenstein22%Frank ZimmermannFrank Zimmermann25%James Newell OsterbergJames Newell Osterberg40%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8458 answers in 2 languages »singers riddles » Which famous person was a genuine black belt in karate?Elvis Presley. Presley was introduced to karate by The Army, during his service in Germany. He included some karate moves in his live performances.hard 40% John LennonJohn Lennon17%Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix22%Elvis PresleyElvis Presley40%Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11498 answers in 4 languages »musicians riddles » What is Bono's (of U2) given name?Paul Hewson. Paul David Hewson was born in 1960 in Dublin. His father was a Roman Catholic, and his mother - Anglican.hard 40% Scott PhillipsScott Phillips17%Paul HewsonPaul Hewson40%Dave Parsons Dave Parsons 24%Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7977 answers in 2 languages »Ireland riddles » What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?One-eyed and one-handed. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.hard 43% one-eyedone-eyed7%one-handedone-handed16%one-footedone-footed32%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed43%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 16776 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail riddles » In how many coffins was Napoléon Bonaparte buried?6. In 1840 Napoléon Bonaparte was buried under the Dôme des Invalides- large church in Paris. The sarcophagus was put up on a green granite pedestal and contains a nest of six coffins: one made of soft iron, another of mahogany, two others of lead, one of ebony and finally the last one of oak.hard 43% 1113%3330%4411%6643%Created by: jonanion. Statistics based on 12024 answers in 3 languages »death riddles » Play famous people quiz and see all the questions.