10 most difficult geographic names riddles A list of ten (out of 23) geographic names related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Geographic names quiz Where is Macaronesia?Atlantic Ocean. Macaronesia is a modern name for several islands near Europe and North Africa: Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde. The name comes from makárōn nêsoi ("islands of the fortunate"), a term used by Ancient Greeks.very hard 25% Mediterranean SeaMediterranean Sea31%Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean25%Pacific OceanPacific Ocean26%Indian OceanIndian Ocean16%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 3256 answers in 2 languages »islands riddles » Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his appearance.very hard 29% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert29%first president of Australiafirst president of Australia11%explorer that first crossed Australiaexplorer that first crossed Australia49%famous Australian poetfamous Australian poet9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5944 answers in 4 languages »geography of Australia riddles » What did first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?Silver. The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.very hard 30% goldgold39%silversilver30%diamondsdiamonds13%coffeecoffee15%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 4666 answers in 4 languages »geographical names riddles » Which European country capital was named Kristiania?Oslo. In 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV the city was destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt and renamed Christiania in the king's honor. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original name was restored.very hard 31% CopenhagenCopenhagen40%StockholmStockholm16%OsloOslo31%HelsinkiHelsinki11%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11227 answers in 2 languages »cities of Scandinavia riddles » Which European capital's name literally means "black pool"?Dublin. The Dubhlinn ("black pool") was a small lake used to moor ships and was connected to the River Liffey. This lake was covered during the early 18th century as the city grew.very hard 37% AmsterdamAmsterdam21%DublinDublin37%MadridMadrid5%OsloOslo34%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10184 answers in 2 languages »city names riddles » Where is the famous Malibu Beach?Los Angeles. Malibu is a 21-mile beach community in Los Angeles County, California. It has nothing in common with the Malibu Rum, the city name is derived from "humaliwo", meaning "the surf sounds loudly" in the language of the Chumash, Native American tribe.very hard 39% BarbadosBarbados7%CubaCuba7%FloridaFlorida45%Los AngelesLos Angeles39%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12263 answers in 2 languages »names riddles » Where is the Kwai river?In Thailand. River Kwai in Thailand today, but there was no such river when the "bridge on the River Kwai" was created. The movie tells a fictional story, and the film crew built a wooden bridge on the Mae Klong river. This part of the river was then renamed Khwae Yai to bring geographical fact more in line with the movie.hard 40% in Chinain China7%in Thailandin Thailand40%in Vietnamin Vietnam33%in Cambodiain Cambodia18%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 15296 answers in 2 languages »Thailand riddles » Which of the following is the smallest?Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands dislike the term Holland being used to refer to the whole of the country.hard 42% the Netherlandsthe Netherlands12%HollandHolland42%BeneluxBenelux11%they are all the samethey are all the same32%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 13840 answers in 2 languages »Netherlands riddles » Which country other than USA named its capital after the president of the United States?Liberia was created in 1847 by freed slaves from the United States. They established a government modeled on that of the United States and named its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization.hard 43% Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands26%LiberiaLiberia43%SomaliaSomalia12%PanamaPanama18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 20076 answers in 4 languages »geography of West Africa riddles » Which country is named "Sak'art'velo" in its own language?Georgian language is written in its own unique writing system, the Georgian script. Certain grammatical similarities with Basque, especially in the case system, have often been pointed out. However, the hypothesis that both languages are related, is generally considered to lack conclusive evidence.hard 43% AlbaniaAlbania21%IndonesiaIndonesia16%EstoniaEstonia19%GeorgiaGeorgia43%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9641 answers in 2 languages »country names riddles » Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions.