The most difficult geographical names riddles A list of geographical names related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geographic names quiz 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 4650 answers in 4 languages »Argentina riddles » How do Finns call the Baltic Sea?East Sea. In all Germanic languages except English the Baltic Sea is called "East Sea" - this includes German (Ostsee), Dutch (Oostzee) and all Scandinavian languages. The name has been used since the Viking age, and was also adpoted (through Swedish) into Finnish language, disregarding the geography (the sea is west of Finland).hard 48% West SeaWest Sea12%East SeaEast Sea48%North SeaNorth Sea8%South SeaSouth Sea29%Created by: Gizem İsmailoğlu. Statistics based on 6792 answers in 4 languages »Baltic Sea riddles » Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Who discovered it?Tristan da Cunha lies in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 kilometers (1,750 mi) from the nearest land, South Afric. In 1816 the United Kingdom formally annexed the islands, to ensure that the French would be unable to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free Napoleon Bonaparte from his prison in Saint Helena. Today, the main island has a permanent population of 275.hard 49% James CookJames Cook22%Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan14%Francis DrakeFrancis Drake13%Tristan da CunhaTristan da Cunha49%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10099 answers in 2 languages »Atlantic Ocean riddles » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.hard 52% Dutch queenDutch queen26%Norwegian queenNorwegian queen52%Russian queenRussian queen3%Mythical queen of the AmazonsMythical queen of the Amazons18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13682 answers in 2 languages »Antarctic riddles » Where does the name K2 come from?Name of the Karakoram Range. The name K2 is derived from the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey. Thomas Montgomerie numbered the most prominent peaks of Kararkoram K1 to K35. Next, these were replaced by local names, but K2 appeared not to have acquired a local name, possibly due to its remoteness.hard 54% name of Polish climber - Jerzy Kukuczkaname of Polish climber - Jerzy Kukuczka4%the fact it's second in height in the worldthe fact it's second in height in the world30%name of the Karakoram Rangename of the Karakoram Range54%the name "King George II"the name "King George II"10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9166 answers in 5 languages »Himalayas riddles » The southernmost tip of Africa is named the Cape of Good Hope. A hope for what it was?Sea route to India. Bartolomeu Dias originally named the Cape of Good Hope the "Cape of Storms" (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed (by King John II of Portugal) the Cape of Good Hope because it represented the opening of a route to the east.easy 70% foodfood7%christening of Africachristening of Africa6%sea route to Indiasea route to India70%fortunate windsfortunate winds15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8223 answers in 4 languages »South Africa riddles » Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions.