10 most difficult Turkey riddles A list of ten (out of 20) Turkey related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Turkey quiz What's the origin of the word "turquoise"?Turkey as a country. The name Turquoise was established in the seventeenth century and came from the name of Turkey (turquois is French for "Turkish"), because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Acient Romans called this rock Kalalit.very hard 34% Turku City in FinlandTurku City in Finland16%Turkey as a countryTurkey as a country34%Turkusy, fake regionTurkusy, fake region23%Persian tortoisePersian tortoise24%Created by: GabrielBaran. Statistics based on 4004 answers in 2 languages »gemstones riddles » In which nation, the common surnames are: "unbeatable", "rock", "iron", "falcon", "steel" and "thunderbolt"?Among Turks. These warriors-like surnames are at the positions 2-7. The most common surneme in Turkey is Öztürk, meaning "pure Turk".very hard 35% among Norwegiansamong Norwegians32%among Turksamong Turks35%among Hungariansamong Hungarians10%among Japaneseamong Japanese21%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 7068 answers in 4 languages »surnames riddles » What was the first name of Istanbul?Byzantium. In 660 BC, the city was founded as the colony of Megara and named to honour its king Byzas. In 324 AD, Constantine the Great made it an eastern capital of Roman Empire. The city was then renamed Nea Roma; however, most simply called it Constantinople.hard 42% ByzantiumByzantium42%ConstantinopleConstantinople45%StambulStambul8%TroyTroy3%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 22302 answers in 4 languages »history of Turkey riddles » Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?Various Greek and Iranian gods. Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.hard 44% hell guardianshell guardians9%various Greek and Iranian godsvarious Greek and Iranian gods44%servants and animals of Alexander the Greatservants and animals of Alexander the Great15%Assyrian army leadersAssyrian army leaders30%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 13628 answers in 2 languages »World Heritage Sites riddles » Which country borders Iraq and Iran?Turkey borders Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.hard 46% KuwaitKuwait21%Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia16%JordanJordan14%TurkeyTurkey46%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3657 answers in 9 languages »Iraq riddles » What kind of script is this 'graffiti', carved in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople around 9th century?Viking runes. Constantinople, called Miklagard by Vikings, hosted thousands of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, who served as mercenaries of the Varangian Guard. They were famed for their battlefield skills and fierce, loyalty and drinking. They often fought for the Byzantine Empire, including fights with Arabs.hard 47% PersianPersian18%Early ArabicEarly Arabic18%ArmenianArmenian16%Viking runesViking runes47%Created by: MarcusX. Statistics based on 12269 answers in 2 languages »Byzantine Empire riddles » Which empire did the privateer and admiral Barbarossa fight for?The Ottoman Empire. Hayreddin Barbarossa was an Ottoman admiral of the fleet, whose naval victories secured Ottoman dominance over the Mediterranean during the mid 16th century. He became known as "Barbarossa" ("Redbeard" in Italian) in Europe, a name he inherited from his elder brother (also a capitain) Oruç Reis, who indeed had a red beard (unlike Hayreddin himself).hard 49% FranceFrance9%SpainSpain24%EnglandEngland16%the Ottoman Empirethe Ottoman Empire49%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4415 answers in 2 languages »history riddles » What is the currency of Turkey?Lira. The Guinness Book of Records ranked the Turkish lira as the world's least valuable currency in 1995 and 1996, and again from 1999 to 2004. In the last decade, the Turkish lira stabilized against the U.S. dollar and the euro.hard 50% liralira50%dinardinar30%euroeuro6%rialrial13%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14915 answers in 2 languages »geography of Turkey riddles » Where is the capital of Turkey?At point 4. Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. It is located in central Anatolia.hard 50% at point 1at point 110%at point 2at point 217%at point 3at point 321%at point 4at point 450%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 29413 answers in 2 languages »maps riddles » Where is fez from?Morocco. The name of fez comes from the city of Fes, Morocco, where it became fashionable among Andalusian Arabs in the 17th century. The fez got widely popular in the Ottoman Empire after 1829, when Sultan Mahmud II ordered his civil officials to wear the plain fez, and also banned the wearing of turbans.hard 50% TurkeyTurkey30%MoroccoMorocco50%TunisiaTunisia12%EgyptEgypt6%Created by: Steve Lamberty. Statistics based on 12160 answers in 2 languages »traditional clothing riddles » Play Turkey quiz and see all the questions.