10 most difficult history of Europe riddlesHistory of Europe quiz
What prevented the sea landing of the Danish army during the Wolgast defence in 1148?
Trebuchet was West Slavs weapon of choice during that time and thanks to its very accurate firing they were able to stop the enemy during Wolgast's defence.
This is aleph, the first letter of the Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha and Latin A. What does it resemble?
It is unknown
Aleph derives from an Egyptian hieroglyph depicting an ox's head. Tilt your head to the right and you will see this. The Phoenician word aleph means ox.
What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?
Cnut the Great
William the Conqueror
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
What was the typical weight of a longsword?
18 to 20 kg
5 to 7 kg
3 to 4 kg
1.2 to 1.6 kg
A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use , a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1.2 to 1.6 kg .
Who is depicted in the portrait above?
Herod the Great
That is the portrait of Salah from an iconography book Promptuarium Iconum Insigniorum. The book includes portraits designed as medals, and brief biographies of many notable figures. All mentioned above featured in it.
The USA was formed by 13 colonies. How many Swiss cantons established the Confederation?
The eldest free Swiss cantons were Schwyz (that gave its name to the whole nation), Uri and Unterwalden. In 1291 they signed an eternal union – Federal Charter of 1291.
What is the last European country to grant women voting rights?
A referendum on the introduction of women's suffrage in national elections was held in Liechtenstein on 1 July 1984. Switzerland has done it in 1971 although in Appenzell Innerrhoden canton it wasn't effectuated till 1990.
Who led the crusaders during the Battle of Tachov?
Henry Beaufort of England
Prokop the Great
John I of Münsterberg
Sigismund of Luxembourg
The Battle of Tachov was fought on 4 August 1427 near the Bohemian towns of Tachov. The Hussites won over the armies led by the Cardinal Henry Beaufort of England. It was part of the Hussite Wars, and it was the first battle in which war wagons were used by the crusaders.
On which language is Italian standard language based?
Tuscan, specifically its Florentine variety, became the language of culture for all the people of Italy, thanks to the prestige of the masterpieces of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and Niccolò Machiavelli. It would later become the official language of all the Italian states and of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was formed. Only 2.5% of Italy’s population could speak the Italian standardized language properly when the nation unified in 1861.
Who invaded Iceland during the WW II in 1940?
no one, because Iceland was neutral
Following the German invasion of Denmark and Norway, the British government became increasingly concerned that Germany would soon try to establish a military presence in Iceland. After failing to persuade the Icelandic government to join the Allies, the UK invaded on the morning of 10 May 1940.