The most difficult sailors riddles A list of sailors related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz Which country was ruled by William the Sailor King?United Kingdom. During his youth, it was not expected that William, being the third son, would became a king. He served in the Royal Navy in the Caribbean. He inherited the throne at the age of 64, after his two elder brothers died without leaving legitimate successors.very hard 29% PortugalPortugal43%SpainSpain13%United KingdomUnited Kingdom29%NorwayNorway12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3846 answers in 2 languages »kings of Europe riddles » Which navigator carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition?Francis Drake. In 1577, half a century after Magellan's expedition, Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth with five ships and 164 men. During his expedition, he captured several Portuguese and Spanish Ships (including treasury ship with 36 kg of gold) and sacked Valparaiso. After his return, the Queen's half-share of the cargo surpassed the rest of the crown's income for that entire year.hard 40% Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama29%Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral18%John CabotJohn Cabot10%Francis DrakeFrancis Drake40%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3389 answers in 2 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?One-eyed and one-handed. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.hard 43% one-eyedone-eyed7%one-handedone-handed17%one-footedone-footed31%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed43%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10953 answers in 2 languages »Age of Sail riddles » What nationality was Christopher Columbus?Italian. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo, his father's name was Domenico, and his brothers were named Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino and Giacomo.hard 47% ItalianItalian47%SpanishSpanish19%PortuguesePortuguese29%FrenchFrench2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12096 answers in 2 languages »discoverers riddles » Which famous explorer resorted to piracy during his expeditions?Vasco da Gama. During his trip to India da Gama met hostility in the Arab-controlled teritorries of East Africa. Eventually the expedition resorted to piracy, looting unarmed Arab merchant ships. During the second expedition, Gama's fleet set about capturing any Arab vessel he came across in Indian waters, most notoriously the Miri, a pilgrim ship from Mecca, whose passengers (including women and children) he had locked and buried to death - despite their offers to pay ransom and begs for mercy.hard 47% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus3%Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama47%Vitus BeringVitus Bering19%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman29%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 6787 answers in 4 languages »explorers riddles » How many travels around the world did Ferdinand Magellan complete?None. Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth. But Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.hard 57% nonenone57%1123%2213%335%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 8621 answers in 2 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.