10 most difficult famous people riddles A list of ten (out of 97) famous people related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Famous people quiz 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 19% Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe40%Stephen KingStephen King28%Fredric BrownFredric Brown19%Bram StokerBram Stoker11%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1212 answers in 3 languages »books riddles » 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 21% SalahSalah21%JeremiahJeremiah22%ShemShem12%Herod the GreatHerod the Great42%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 178 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe 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 26% Robert KochRobert Koch26%Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming29%John SnowJohn Snow26%Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin18%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2319 answers in 3 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 26% Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius12%Claudius PtolemyClaudius Ptolemy46%Gerhard MercatorGerhard Mercator26%Eugeniusz RomerEugeniusz Romer14%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 828 answers in 3 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 1475 answers in 2 languages »chess riddles » Who was "the father of the German economic miracle"? (German: Wirtschaftswunder)Ludwig Erhard. The term Wirtschaftswunder describes the rapid reconstruction and development of the economies of West Germany and Austria after World War II. The key figure during that time was the Minister of Economics, Ludwig Erhard who went down in history as the "father of the German economic miracle." very hard 27% Willy BrandtWilly Brandt13%Ludwig ErhardLudwig Erhard27%Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer39%Helmut KohlHelmut Kohl19%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 165 answers in 3 languages »economy 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 31% plane crash over the Pacific Oceanplane crash over the Pacific Ocean31%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 3709 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 32% Pulitzer and Nobel PrizePulitzer and Nobel Prize37%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 Prize32%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4472 answers in 5 languages »Nobel prize riddles » Who directed the music video for Michael Jackson's song "Bad"?Martin Scorsese. The full version of the music video for "Bad" was released in August 1987. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starred Wesley Snipes in one of his first appearances. The video, inspired in part by the film West Side Story, shows Jackson and a group of dancers portraying a street gang dancing in a subway station.very hard 32% John LandisJohn Landis14%Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese32%Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg34%Tim BurtonTim Burton19%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2261 answers in 3 languages »musicians riddles » Who is depicted on the U.S. one hundred-dollar bill?Benjamin Franklin. The United States one hundred-dollar bills are also commonly referred to as "Benjamins" or "Franklins", in reference to the use of Benjamin Franklin's portrait on the denomination. The bill is one of two denominations printed today that does not feature a President of the United States; the other is the $10 bill, featuring Alexander Hamilton.very hard 32% George WashingtonGeorge Washington32%Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson12%Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln21%Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin32%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2038 answers in 3 languages »leaders riddles » Play famous people quiz and see all the questions.