10 most difficult history riddles A list of ten (out of 253) history related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly History quiz 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 22% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake30%John CabotJohn Cabot14%Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon22%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman33%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2746 answers in 4 languages »Age of Discovery 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 23% Spanish diseaseSpanish disease13%Polish diseasePolish disease54%American diseaseAmerican disease23%Italian diseaseItalian disease7%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 351 answers in 2 languages »diseases 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%IberiansIberians21%RomansRomans20%EgyptiansEgyptians24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3084 answers in 2 languages »history of Spain riddles » Who introduced the Fibonacci numbers?Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Leonardo Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo. His 1202 book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics.very hard 24% Edouard LucasEdouard Lucas9%CartesiusCartesius28%Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz37%Leonardo of PisaLeonardo of Pisa24%Created by: Ola. Statistics based on 405 answers in 2 languages »mathematics 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 25% RomansRomans7%GaulsGauls63%GermansGermans3%There were no such peopleThere were no such people25%Created by: Nguyễn Ngọc Diễm. Statistics based on 3695 answers in 2 languages »comic books 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 Islands37%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 5028 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%60060015%60,00060,00046%6,000,0006,000,00011%Created by: Jason Beagley. Statistics based on 4661 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 Carribean33%South AmericaSouth America24%CaribbeanCaribbean14%ArabiaArabia27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3314 answers in 2 languages »history of Africa riddles » Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?It is not known. The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time. very hard 27% MayansMayans21%AztecsAztecs35%IncasIncas16%it is not knownit is not known27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3535 answers in 2 languages »America 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 27% no, there was no such popeno, there was no such pope40%yes, it was Thomas Beckettyes, it was Thomas Beckett15%yes, it was John VIyes, it was John VI16%yes, it was Adrian IVyes, it was Adrian IV27%Created by: Krzysztof Moskal. Statistics based on 2484 answers in 4 languages »popes riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.