10 most difficult United Kingdom riddles A list of ten (out of 35) United Kingdom related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly United Kingdom quiz Where is The Encyclopaedia Britannica produced?Chicago. The Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still being produced (currently only in the online version). It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1901, after it was taken over by an American firm, the Britannica shortened and simplified articles to broaden its appeal in the North American market. Although publication has been based in the United States since 1901, the Britannica has largely maintained British spelling.very hard 23% LondonLondon12%OxfordOxford47%EdinburghEdinburgh17%ChicagoChicago23%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3580 answers in 4 languages »books riddles » When was the Great Britain separated from the European continent and became an island? About 8,000 years ago. Until about 14,000 years ago, Great Britain was joined to Ireland, and as recently as 8,000 years ago it was joined to the continent by a strip of low marsh leading to what are now Denmark and the Netherlands. Great Britain became an island at the end of the last glacial period when sea levels rose due to the combination of melting glaciers and the subsequent isostatic rebound of the crust.very hard 25% About 10 million years agoAbout 10 million years ago29%About 1 million years agoAbout 1 million years ago26%About 100,000 years agoAbout 100,000 years ago17%About 8,000 years agoAbout 8,000 years ago25%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2923 answers in 4 languages »England 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 26% 6626%60060014%60,00060,00047%6,000,0006,000,00011%Created by: Jason Beagley. Statistics based on 5814 answers in 2 languages »London riddles » What did RMS stand for before Titanic's name?Royal Mail Ship. RMS was used for seagoing vessels that carried mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. Having the title "RMS" was seen as a mark of quality and a competitive advantage, because the mail had to be on time. Today, some modern ships like RMS Queen Mary 2 also use "RMS", as a gesture to Cunard's history.very hard 30% Royal Mail ShipRoyal Mail Ship30%Royal Marine ShipRoyal Marine Ship27%Royal Mancarrier ShipRoyal Mancarrier Ship35%Royal Motorized ShipRoyal Motorized Ship6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4036 answers in 2 languages »Royal Navy riddles » 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 30% PortugalPortugal42%SpainSpain12%United KingdomUnited Kingdom30%NorwayNorway14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6197 answers in 2 languages »kings of Europe riddles » Which country is Gwynedd a part of?United Kingdom. Gwynedd is an area in north-west Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd, which ruled the area in the 5th century AD. The name comes from the Old Irish language.very hard 32% IrelandIreland32%FinlandFinland13%NorwayNorway22%United KingdomUnited Kingdom32%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1845 answers in 9 languages »Northern Europe riddles » What is the furthest distance you can get from the sea in the UK?70 miles (112 km). Coton in the Elms is a village and a parish in the English county of Derbyshire. It is located five miles south of Burton upon Trent. South east of the village is Church Flatts Farm, which is defined by the Ordnance Survey as the farthest point from the sea in Great Britain.very hard 35% 70 miles (112 km)70 miles (112 km)35%100 miles (160 km)100 miles (160 km)26%150 miles (240 km)150 miles (240 km)26%200 miles (320 km)200 miles (320 km)11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8466 answers in 4 languages »Great Britain riddles » Which country is Cumbria a part of?United Kingdom. Cumbria is a county in north of England, on the border with Scotland.very hard 35% ItalyItaly21%SpainSpain15%United KingdomUnited Kingdom35%SwedenSweden27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2800 answers in 9 languages »Europe riddles » Both of these ships have Union Flag in the upper left corner of their banners, but one of the ensigns is red, while the other is blue. Why?Red is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admirality. A British ensign in British maritime law may have with either a red, white or blue field, dependent on whether the vessel is civilian, naval, or in a special category. These are known as the red, white, and blue ensigns respectively.very hard 36% red is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admiralityred is a civillian ship, blue is authorised by the Admirality36%red is British, Blue is Australianred is British, Blue is Australian28%red is East India Companyred is East India Company20%red is a flagshipred is a flagship14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 377 answers »sailing riddles » Which of the writers was a mathematician?Lewis Carroll. Lewis Caroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland" completed his mathematical studies at Oxford University, was a lecturer at this University. He wrote about 250 scientific papers in mathematics, logic and cryptography. He was interested in mathematical puzzles and numerical games.very hard 37% Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling19%Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll37%Karol DickensKarol Dickens29%John Ronald Reuel TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien13%Created by: Kinga Fabijańska. Statistics based on 13396 answers in 4 languages »writers riddles » Play United Kingdom quiz and see all the questions.