10 most difficult famous people riddles A list of ten (out of 82) famous people related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Famous people quiz Who is depicted in the portrait above?Salah. 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.very hard 17% SalahSalah17%JeremiahJeremiah26%ShemShem15%Herod the GreatHerod the Great40%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 64 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe riddles » Who is the author of the shortest horror story?Fredric Brown. He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. His short story called "Knock" has only two sentences: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..."very hard 18% Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe41%Stephen KingStephen King29%Fredric BrownFredric Brown18%Bram StokerBram Stoker10%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1072 answers in 3 languages »books riddles » Which physician discovered that contaminated water was the source of the cholera epidemic in London in 1854?John Snow was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world. very hard 23% Robert KochRobert Koch26%Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming30%John SnowJohn Snow23%Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin18%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 2055 answers in 2 languages »London riddles » Who first used the name 'atlas' to define a set of maps?Gerhard Mercator. Gerardus Mercator was a 16th-century German-Flemish cartographer, geographer and cosmographer. He was renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts. Mercator was one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography.very hard 24% Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius14%Claudius PtolemyClaudius Ptolemy45%Gerhard MercatorGerhard Mercator24%Eugeniusz RomerEugeniusz Romer15%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 673 answers in 2 languages »maps riddles » Who became the first World Chess Champion?Wilhelm Steinitz. Wilhelm was an Austrian and later American chess master, and the first undisputed World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician. He is considered to be the founder of the scientific approach to chess, unveiling in 1873 a new positional style of play.very hard 27% Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz27%Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker18%José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca22%Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine31%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1362 answers in 2 languages »chess riddles » How did Amelia Earhart die?Plane crash over the Pacific Ocean. Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937 she tried to fly around the world but after 40 days the contact with her aircraft was lost. Most likely she crashed somewhere over the Marshall Islands.very hard 30% plane crash over the Pacific Oceanplane crash over the Pacific Ocean30%plane crash over the Adriatic Seaplane crash over the Adriatic Sea9%plane crash over the Atlantic Oceanplane crash over the Atlantic Ocean30%car racing accidentcar racing accident28%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 3468 answers in 3 languages »history of aviation riddles » Which prizes were awarded to George Bernard Shaw?Oscar and Nobel Prize. He was the first person to be awarded both Nobel Prize and Oscar. He got Nobel Prize in Literature of 1925. Despite his disdain for Hollywood Shaw won Oscar for best written screenplay in 1938.very hard 31% Pulitzer and Nobel PrizePulitzer and Nobel Prize38%Nobel Prize and Order of the SmileNobel Prize and Order of the Smile18%Nobel Prize and Rugby World CupNobel Prize and Rugby World Cup11%Oscar and Nobel PrizeOscar and Nobel Prize31%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4221 answers in 4 languages »Nobel prize riddles » What is the main objective of Guy Laliberté's charitable organisation?Providing access to clean water. Guy Laliberté is a famous owner of Cirque du Soleil but he's not just a billionaire who went in space but also a philanthropist. He founded One Drop Foundation in 2006. It provides water to all those in need of it, especially to the third world countries where it's the least accessable.very hard 32% helping kids with cerebral palsyhelping kids with cerebral palsy16%providing clothes to poor peopleproviding clothes to poor people6%helping ex-cons to get back into societyhelping ex-cons to get back into society44%providing access to clean waterproviding access to clean water32%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 256 answers in 2 languages »North America riddles » Who said these words: "I am not interested in the law, I am interested in justice."Adolf Hitler. Speech of Adolf Hitler in 1936 in front of the Reichstagvery hard 32% Jarosław KaczyńskiJarosław Kaczyński14%Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great25%Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler32%Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill27%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1675 answers in 2 languages »quotes riddles » In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry; Kathrine Switzer . In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. During her run, race official Jock Semple attempted to stop Switzer and grab her official bib; however, he was shoved to the ground by Switzer's boyfriend, Thomas Miller, who was running with her, and she completed the race. It was not until 1972 that women were allowed to run the Boston Marathon officially.very hard 33% Ginny CollinsGinny Collins19%Valerie RogosheskeValerie Rogosheske18%Sara Mae BermanSara Mae Berman27%Kathrine Switzer Kathrine Switzer 33%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 348 answers in 2 languages »women riddles » Play famous people quiz and see all the questions.