10 most difficult history of Europe riddles A list of ten (out of 20) history of Europe related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly History of Europe quiz This is aleph, the first letter of Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha. What does it resemble?Ox. Aleph comes straight from Egyptian hieroglyph that meant ox. Turn your head to the right and you will note an ideogram of a horned ox head. The word Phoenician word aleph means basically ox. very hard 20% OxOx20%BowBow25%CompassCompass31%it's unknownit's unknown21%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1426 answers in 2 languages »Middle East riddles » 13 American colonies formed USA. How many Swiss cantons established the Confederation?3. The eldest free Swiss cantons were Schwyz (that gave its name to the whole nation), Uri and Unterwalden. In 1291 they signed an eternal union – Federal Charter of 1291.very hard 25% 3325%6630%131320%262623%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1879 answers in 2 languages »Switzerland riddles » On which language is Italian standard language based?Tuscan, specifically its Florentine variety, became the language of culture for all the people of Italy, thanks to the prestige of the masterpieces of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and Niccolò Machiavelli. It would later become the official language of all the Italian states and of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was formed. Only 2.5% of Italy’s population could speak the Italian standardized language properly when the nation unified in 1861.very hard 32% SicilianSicilian11%LatinLatin47%TuscanTuscan32%LombardianLombardian8%Created by: Paul Caspack. Statistics based on 10247 answers in 2 languages »history of Italy riddles » What is the meaning of the word "December", adopted from Latin by most of European languages?Tenth month. Originally Roman calendar was comprised only of 10 months. December was the 10th and last of them. Eventually a calendar reform introduced January and February, but preserved the ordinal naming convention of the older months.very hard 32% twelve monthtwelve month24%tenth monthtenth month32%last month of a yearlast month of a year24%cold monthcold month18%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1842 answers in 2 languages »calendar riddles » Which currency was the first to be converted to decimal system?Russian ruble. The new ruble introduced with monetary reform of Peter the Great of 1704 was the first currency to be based on decimal system.hard 40% American dolarAmerican dolar13%British pound sterlingBritish pound sterling21%frank of revolutionary Francefrank of revolutionary France23%Russian rubleRussian ruble40%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 7286 answers in 2 languages »coins riddles » Sicily was never ruled byTurks. Through its history Sicily was ruled by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Normans, Germans, French, and Aragon. However it has never been conquered by Osman Empire despite its vicinity. hard 48% VandalsVandals12%ArabsArabs13%NormansNormans25%TurksTurks48%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4207 answers in 2 languages »Mediterranean Sea riddles » In which city did Charlemagne, King of the Franks, reside?Aachen (modern Germany). The geography of the Kingdom of Franks varied over time, but it was centered on the Rhine and Meuse rivers in northern Europe. Charlemagne himself probably spoke a Rhenish Franconian dialect of Old High German. Eventually, the singular use of the name Francia shifted towards the region of Paris.hard 51% ParisParis11%Troyes (modern France)Troyes (modern France)21%Liege (modern Belgium)Liege (modern Belgium)15%Aachen (modern Germany)Aachen (modern Germany)51%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 23049 answers in 2 languages »kings of Europe riddles » From which country did the Netherlands gain independence in 1579?Spain. Dutch struggle for independence lasted for 80 years between the Union of Utrecht in 1569 and the Peace of Münster in 1648.hard 51% GermanyGermany15%FranceFrance22%EnglandEngland10%SpainSpain51%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15725 answers in 2 languages »history of Spain riddles » Which was the last large nation to enter and settle in Europe?Hungarians. The possible homeland of the Hungarians was situated at the regions of Southern Ural. In 895/896, after several centuries of migration, they crossed the Carpathians and entered the Carpathian Basin. The land was inhabited only by a sparse population of Slavs, who were either assimilated or enslaved by the Hungarians.hard 54% PolesPoles5%FinnsFinns16%HungariansHungarians54%RomaniansRomanians22%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15119 answers in 4 languages »Hungary riddles » Which European country is currently not neighboring any more any of the countries it had a border with in 1980?Poland. Back in 1980, Poland had land borders with Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and German Democratic Republic. Today it is neighboring Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia.hard 56% HungaryHungary7%AlbaniaAlbania27%PolandPoland56%RomaniaRomania8%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 34973 answers in 4 languages »Poland riddles » Play history of Europe quiz and see all the questions.