10 most difficult Turkey riddles A list of Turkey related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz 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 Norwegians31%among Turksamong Turks35%among Hungariansamong Hungarians10%among Japaneseamong Japanese22%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 4769 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%ConstantinopleConstantinople44%StambulStambul9%TroyTroy3%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 13999 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 43% hell guardianshell guardians8%various Greek and Iranian godsvarious Greek and Iranian gods43%servants and animals of Alexander the Greatservants and animals of Alexander the Great15%Assyrian army leadersAssyrian army leaders31%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 7748 answers in 2 languages »World Heritage Sites 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 44% FranceFrance10%SpainSpain28%EnglandEngland16%the Ottoman Empirethe Ottoman Empire44%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1716 answers in 2 languages »history 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 45% PersianPersian18%Early ArabicEarly Arabic18%ArmenianArmenian17%Viking runesViking runes45%Created by: MarcusX. Statistics based on 7888 answers in 2 languages »Byzantine Empire 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 47% at point 1at point 111%at point 2at point 217%at point 3at point 322%at point 4at point 447%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 18277 answers in 2 languages »geography of Turkey 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 49% liralira49%dinardinar30%euroeuro6%rialrial13%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9755 answers in 2 languages »currencies 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 7167 answers in 2 languages »traditional clothing riddles » Where was this photo taken?In Cappadocia. Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia (Turkey). Despite lack of sea, the area is a popular tourist destination mostly for its unique geological features. The rocks of Cappadocia eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms, creating one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world.hard 56% in Crimeain Crimea4%in Tasmaniain Tasmania21%in Andalusiain Andalusia18%in Cappadociain Cappadocia56%Created by: MarcusX. Statistics based on 11376 answers in 2 languages »tourist attractions riddles » Who was recruited for the Janissaries, Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards?Christian children. When a Christian boy was recruited, first he would be sent to selected Turkish families to learn to speak Turkish and culture of Ottoman society. Later they were trained in tough Enderun school, eventually converting to Islam. The more talented ones received a higher standard of education to become engineers, architects, physicians and scientists. Janissaries belonged to the Sultan, carrying the title kapıkulu "slaves of the Porte".hard 58% noblemennoblemen10%victorious gladiatorsvictorious gladiators8%Christian childrenChristian children58%assassinsassassins22%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 6576 answers in 2 languages »Ottoman Empire riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.