10 most difficult famous people riddles A list of ten (out of 48) 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 32% Pulitzer and Nobel PrizePulitzer and Nobel Prize39%Nobel Prize and Order of the SmileNobel Prize and Order of the Smile16%Nobel Prize and Rugby World CupNobel Prize and Rugby World Cup11%Oscar and Nobel PrizeOscar and Nobel Prize32%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 2988 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 38% Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei20%William HerschelWilliam Herschel13%Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley27%Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble38%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6688 answers in 2 languages »scientists 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 Kipling19%Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll38%Karol DickensKarol Dickens28%John Ronald Reuel TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien14%Created by: Kinga Fabijańska. Statistics based on 10665 answers in 4 languages »writers 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.hard 40% he invented a monoplanehe invented a monoplane7%he flew from Paris to Londonhe flew from Paris to London37%he flew across the Mediterranean Seahe flew across the Mediterranean Sea40%he became the first fighter ace of WWIhe became the first fighter ace of WWI15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12713 answers in 2 languages »Paris 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 41% Iggy PoppiousIggy Poppious10%Ingmar PoppensteinIngmar Poppenstein22%Frank ZimmermannFrank Zimmermann25%James Newell OsterbergJames Newell Osterberg41%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6246 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 43% John LennonJohn Lennon15%Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix21%Elvis PresleyElvis Presley43%Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7541 answers in 4 languages »musicians 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.hard 43% newspaper publishernewspaper publisher43%inventor of hot air balooninventor of hot air baloon19%governor of Canadagovernor of Canada16%early balooning pioneerearly balooning pioneer20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7309 answers in 2 languages »New York 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 43% Scott PhillipsScott Phillips15%Paul HewsonPaul Hewson43%Dave Parsons Dave Parsons 23%Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton17%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5078 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 45% one-eyedone-eyed7%one-handedone-handed16%one-footedone-footed30%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed45%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12657 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail riddles » The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of the well known landmarks of Spain. Who was Guggenheim?Famous businessman and art collector. Solomon R. Guggenheim was born into a wealthy mining family. He founded the Yukon Gold Company in Alaska among his other businesses. He retired in 1919 to devote more time to art collecting and in 1937 established a foundation to foster the appreciation of modern art.hard 46% famous sculptorfamous sculptor10%famous architectfamous architect35%famous businessman and art collectorfamous businessman and art collector46%famous art teacher and criticfamous art teacher and critic7%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 13811 answers in 2 languages »history of Spain riddles » Play famous people quiz and see all the questions.