10 most difficult geographic names riddles A list of ten (out of 28) geographic names related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Geographic names quiz What is the name of the country that is the first in the world powered entirely by solar energy?Tokelau is an island country and dependent territory of New Zealand.Three solar power stations provide 100% of current electrical demand from photovoltaics, with battery backup. The first power station was completed in August 2012. In total, 4,032 solar panels) each, making Tokelau the first nation in the world to be 100% powered by solar power. very hard 20% VaticanVatican26%TokelauTokelau20%NauruNauru26%TuvaluTuvalu25%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 3003 answers in 2 languages »Pacific Ocean riddles » Where is Macaronesia?Atlantic Ocean. Macaronesia is a modern name for several islands near Europe and North Africa: Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde. The name comes from makárōn nêsoi ("islands of the fortunate"), a term used by Ancient Greeks.very hard 26% Mediterranean SeaMediterranean Sea33%Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean26%Pacific OceanPacific Ocean25%Indian OceanIndian Ocean15%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 6019 answers in 2 languages »islands riddles » What is the name of the Norwegian Antarctic station?Troll is a Norwegian research station located at Jutulsessen, 235 kilometers (146 mi) from the coast in the eastern part of Princess Martha Coast in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It is Norway's only all-year research station in Antarctica. It has an overwintering capacity of eight people and a summer capacity of 40. It is served by Troll Airfield, which is the base for the Dronning Maud Land Air Network. very hard 27% GoblinGoblin7%TrollTroll27%TelemarcTelemarc16%Nord-TrøndelagNord-Trøndelag48%Created by: Fabienne. Statistics based on 384 answers in 3 languages »Antarctica riddles » The Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his disappearance.very hard 28% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert28%the first president of Australiathe first president of Australia12%the explorer that first crossed Australiathe explorer that first crossed Australia50%a famous Australian poeta famous Australian poet9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8281 answers in 4 languages »geography of Australia riddles » Which European country capital was named Kristiania?Oslo. In 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV the city was destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt and renamed Christiania in the king's honor. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original name was restored.very hard 29% CopenhagenCopenhagen41%StockholmStockholm16%OsloOslo29%HelsinkiHelsinki12%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 14761 answers in 3 languages »cities of Scandinavia riddles » What did the first Spanish conquerors expect to find in Argentina?Silver. The country name is derived from the Latin argentum (silver - Ag). La Plata Basin (literally "Silver river") does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spaniards arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains.very hard 30% goldgold38%silversilver30%diamondsdiamonds14%coffeecoffee16%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7971 answers in 5 languages »geographical names riddles » The historical, Latin name of Ireland, given by the Romans is ...Hibernia. The Romans would later refer to Ireland by this name too in its Latinised form - Hibernia. Hibernia as a national personification representing Ireland appeared in numerous cartoon and drawings, especially in the nineteenth century. very hard 30% AlbionAlbion17%E'ireE'ire33%HiberniaHibernia30%IrlindeIrlinde18%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 3386 answers in 3 languages »Ireland riddles » Which European capital's name literally means "black pool"?Dublin. The Dubhlinn ("black pool") was a small lake used to moor ships and was connected to the River Liffey. This lake was covered during the early 18th century as the city grew.very hard 38% AmsterdamAmsterdam22%DublinDublin38%MadridMadrid5%OsloOslo34%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17720 answers in 2 languages »city names riddles » Where is the famous Malibu Beach?Los Angeles. Malibu is a 21-mile beach community in Los Angeles County, California. It has nothing in common with the Malibu Rum, the city name is derived from "humaliwo", meaning "the surf sounds loudly" in the language of the Chumash, Native American tribe.very hard 38% BarbadosBarbados7%CubaCuba7%FloridaFlorida46%Los AngelesLos Angeles38%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 17667 answers in 3 languages »California riddles » Where is the Kwai river?In Thailand. River Kwai in Thailand today, but there was no such river when the "bridge on the River Kwai" was created. The movie tells a fictional story, and the film crew built a wooden bridge on the Mae Klong river. This part of the river was then renamed Khwae Yai to bring geographical fact more in line with the movie.hard 41% in Chinain China8%in Thailandin Thailand41%in Vietnamin Vietnam32%in Cambodiain Cambodia18%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 21911 answers in 3 languages »Thailand riddles » Play geographic names quiz and see all the questions.