10 most difficult history riddles A list of ten (out of 303) history related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly History quiz 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 18% PolandPoland4%CzechiaCzechia13%PrussiaPrussia18%NoneNone63%Created by: Oskar Dewerenda. Statistics based on 1074 answers in 2 languages »Poland riddles » 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 » On the picture above we can see the ruins after Fort Elizabeth in Hawaii. Which country built it?Russia. It is located at the site of the former Fort Elizabety , the last remaining Russian fort on the Hawaiian islands, built in the early 19th century by the Russian-American Company as the result of an alliance with High Chief Kaumualiʻi. Nowadays it is a National Historic Landmark and is administered as the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park.very hard 20% JapanJapan34%FranceFrance30%RussiaRussia20%PolandPoland15%Created by: . Statistics based on 235 answers in 2 languages »the United States 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 Cabot16%Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon21%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4545 answers in 4 languages »Age of Discovery 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 22% RomansRomans7%GaulsGauls67%GermansGermans3%There were no such peopleThere were no such people22%Created by: Nguyễn Ngọc Diễm. Statistics based on 5000 answers in 2 languages »comic books riddles » The first woman (aviator) taking active part in hostilities is;Sabiha Gökçen - Turkish woman. Sabiha Gökçen was a Turkish aviator. She was the first Turkish female combat pilot, aged 23. According to some sources, including Guinness World Records, she was also the world's first female fighter pilot, being enrolled in the Military Aviation Academy in Eskisehir in 1936. very hard 22% Komako Kimura - Japanese womanKomako Kimura - Japanese woman8%Sabiha Gökçen - Turkish womanSabiha Gökçen - Turkish woman22%Harriet Quimby - American womanHarriet Quimby - American woman35%Anna Leska-Daab - Polish womanAnna Leska-Daab - Polish woman34%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 94 answers in 2 languages »women 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 23% MoorsMoors33%IberiansIberians23%RomansRomans20%EgyptiansEgyptians23%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3876 answers in 2 languages »Madrid 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 disease12%Polish diseasePolish disease56%American diseaseAmerican disease23%Italian diseaseItalian disease7%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1719 answers in 2 languages »diseases riddles » Which means word hieroglyph ?Sacred writing. A hieroglyph (Greek for "sacred writing") was a character of the ancient Egyptian writing system.. The word hieroglyphics refer to a hieroglyphic script. Unlike English, the hieroglyphic script was spelt exactly as it was sounded out. Only those privileged with an extensive education (i.e. the Pharaoh, nobility and priests) were able to read and write hieroglyphs.very hard 23% Sacred writingSacred writing23%Secret symbolsSecret symbols22%Holy scriptureHoly scripture41%Divine symbolsDivine symbols11%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 109 answers in 2 languages »Egypt riddles » Which country didn't colonize California?Portugal. As a matter of fact the first European who was exploring California was Portuguese on Spanish duty-Cabrillo, but his country never tried to own it. Meanwhile still existing Fort Ross was the furthest colony on south of Russian colonization in America.very hard 24% SpainSpain4%PortugalPortugal24%RussiaRussia58%Great Britain Great Britain 12%Created by: Mikołaj Sołkiewicz. Statistics based on 240 answers in 2 languages »California riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.