10 most difficult famous people riddles A list of ten (out of 46) famous people related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Famous people quiz 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 37% Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei21%William HerschelWilliam Herschel13%Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley27%Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble37%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5920 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 38% newspaper publishernewspaper publisher38%inventor of hot air balooninventor of hot air baloon21%governor of Canadagovernor of Canada16%early balooning pioneerearly balooning pioneer23%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5409 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 39% 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 Sea39%he became the first fighter ace of WWIhe became the first fighter ace of WWI15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11378 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 40% Iggy PoppiousIggy Poppious10%Ingmar PoppensteinIngmar Poppenstein22%Frank ZimmermannFrank Zimmermann26%James Newell OsterbergJames Newell Osterberg40%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5477 answers in 2 languages »Americans 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 41% John LennonJohn Lennon16%Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix22%Elvis PresleyElvis Presley41%Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6591 answers in 4 languages »musicians 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-handed17%one-footedone-footed31%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed43%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10974 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail 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 3744 answers in 2 languages »Ireland 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 45% famous sculptorfamous sculptor10%famous architectfamous architect36%famous businessman and art collectorfamous businessman and art collector45%famous art teacher and criticfamous art teacher and critic7%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12133 answers in 2 languages »history of Spain riddles » Where was Che Guevara from?Argentina. Ernesto Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina, the eldest of five children in an Argentine family of Spanish, Basque and Irish descent. His father, a staunch supporter of Republicans from the Spanish Civil War, often hosted many veterans from the conflict in the Guevara home.hard 46% CubaCuba28%ArgentinaArgentina46%ColombiaColombia20%SpainSpain3%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12564 answers in 4 languages »communism riddles » Who is that?Louis Armstrong. Armstrong experienced growing problems with his lips and fingers, which were aggravated by his unorthodox playing style. As a result he branched out trumpeting, developing his vocal style and making movie and radio appearances.hard 47% Mike TysonMike Tyson19%Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela14%Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong47%Martin Luther KingMartin Luther King18%Created by: Kasia. 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