10 most difficult history riddles A list of ten (out of 256) history related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly History quiz What was the name of the U.S. military unit known as the 'Ghost Army'? 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, also known as the Ghost Army, was the US Army unit responsible for fooling the Germans into believing that the D-Day landings would be at Pas-de-Calais, not Normandy. Their next assignment was to create a fake Mulberry harbor. After that, they were tasked with faking the existence of two 30,000 man Allied armies in France. They accomplished this with inflatable tanks and cars, dummy radio communication, valleys full of tents, and recordings of gunfire, talking, and mechanical sounds. The Germans never discovered the secret of the 23rd.very hard 19% 23rd Headquarters Special Troops23rd Headquarters Special Troops19%32nd Deceptive Tactics Battalion32nd Deceptive Tactics Battalion18%24th Specialist Division (West)24th Specialist Division (West)39%34th Elite Task Group34th Elite Task Group22%Created by: Grady Lewis. Statistics based on 61 answers »WW2 riddles » What country was Wroclaw a capital of?Prussia. Conquer of Silesia was such a significant gain to the Kingdom of Prussia that shortly after Wroclaw (known as Breslau at the time) was elevated to the third capital of the state alongside Königsberg and Berlin. The official title was the Royal and Residential City of Wroclaw (ger. Königliche Haupt- und Residenzstadt Breslau).very hard 19% PolandPoland4%CzechiaCzechia13%PrussiaPrussia19%NoneNone63%Created by: Oskar Dewerenda. Statistics based on 360 answers in 2 languages »Poland riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach Australia?Willem Janszoon. Janszoon reached the Gulf of Carpentaira (north of Australia) and made a landfall in 1606. However, he found the land swampy and the people inhospitable. He called the land he had discovered “Nieu Zeland” after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted and was later used by Abel Tasman for New Zealand.very hard 21% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake30%John CabotJohn Cabot15%Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon21%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman32%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3418 answers in 4 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » The Temple of Debod is one of the tourist attractions of Madrid. Who built it?Egyptians. In 1960, due to the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan and the consequent threat posed to several monuments and archeological sites, UNESCO made an international call to save this rich historical legacy. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel, the Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968.very hard 24% MoorsMoors33%IberiansIberians22%RomansRomans20%EgyptiansEgyptians24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3348 answers in 2 languages »history of Spain riddles » Among which historic people, given names were mostly ending with "ix" sufix? (like Asterix and Obelix)There were no such people. The "ix" ending alludes to the "rix" suffix present in the names of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix or Ambiorix. However, the meaning of "rix" was "king", so no such suffix was ever present among the names of common folk.very hard 24% RomansRomans7%GaulsGauls64%GermansGermans3%There were no such peopleThere were no such people24%Created by: Nguyễn Ngọc Diễm. Statistics based on 4067 answers in 2 languages »comic books riddles » Which of these names does NOT refer to syphilis?American disease. Colloquial names of syphilis in European countries reflected the path of its spread through the continent. In Italy it was named French disease. In France it used to be called Italian or English disease, in Netherlands a Spanish disease, German one in Poland and Lithuania, and Polish in Russian Muscovy. It never got named American one despite the dominant hypothesis of its origin. very hard 25% Spanish diseaseSpanish disease13%Polish diseasePolish disease53%American diseaseAmerican disease25%Italian diseaseItalian disease7%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 764 answers in 2 languages »diseases riddles » Was an Englishman a pope?Yes, it was Adrian IV. Nicholas Breakspeare, better known as Adrian IV (b. Approx. 1100 in the Abbots Langley) was the pope in the period from December 4, 1154 to September 1, 1159, the only Englishman on the Chair of Peter. He was the son of a monk Robert of St. Albans. Nicholas began his schooling at St Albans, but soon moved to France, where he joined the Congregation of Canons Regular of St. Rufus.very hard 26% no, there was no such popeno, there was no such pope41%yes, it was Thomas Beckettyes, it was Thomas Beckett15%yes, it was John VIyes, it was John VI17%yes, it was Adrian IVyes, it was Adrian IV26%Created by: Krzysztof Moskal. Statistics based on 3028 answers in 4 languages »popes riddles » The Pacific War took place in the South America in years 1879 to 1883. Which territory was the conflict zone?Atacama Desert. In the 19th century, there were no clear borders defined between Peru, Bolivia and Chile in the area of the Atacama desert. This became a problem with the discovery of valuable sodium nitrate deposits in the area.very hard 27% Central AndesCentral Andes10%Atacama DesertAtacama Desert27%PatagoniaPatagonia25%Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands36%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 6103 answers in 2 languages »Bolivia riddles » According to tradition, how many people were killed in the great fire of London in 1666?6. The death toll is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.very hard 27% 6627%60060014%60,00060,00046%6,000,0006,000,00011%Created by: Jason Beagley. Statistics based on 5185 answers in 2 languages »London riddles » During the whole history, where were most of slaves from Africa taken to?Arabia. Slavery had long been practiced in Africa. Between the 7th and 20th centuries, the Arab slave trade (also known as slavery in the East) took 18 million slaves from Africa via trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean routes. Between the 15th and the 19th centuries, the Atlantic slave trade took an estimated 7–12 million slaves to the New World.very hard 27% North America without CarribeanNorth America without Carribean34%South AmericaSouth America23%CaribbeanCaribbean14%ArabiaArabia27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3619 answers in 2 languages »history of Africa riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.