10 most difficult history riddles A list of ten (out of 436) history related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly History quiz What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Dennmark 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.very hard 15% Sweyn ForkbeardSweyn Forkbeard15%Ragnar LothbrokRagnar Lothbrok20%Cnut the GreatCnut the Great14%William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror48%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 531 answers in 3 languages »Vikings riddles » What prevented the sea landing of Danish army during the Wolgast defence in 1148?Trebuchet firing. 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.very hard 17% unprecedented stormunprecedented storm30%Wolgast's plagueWolgast's plague20%trebuchet firingtrebuchet firing17%underwater damunderwater dam31%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1285 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » How many tanks did the Polish Army have during the Polish-Bolshevik war 1919–1921?120. In the summer of 1919, 120 tanks reached Poland along with the Blue Army, a Polish military contingent created in France during the latter stages of World War I. They were French Renault FT vehicles, considered by many historians to be the best tanks of the First World War. very hard 18% 4424%131335%575720%12012018%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 691 answers in 2 languages »weapons riddles » What country was Wroclaw a capital of?Prussia. The conquest of Silesia was such a significant gain to the Kingdom of Prussia that shortly after Wroclaw (known as Breslau at the time) was elevated to the third capital of the state alongside Königsberg and Berlin. The official title was the Royal and Residential City of Wroclaw (ger. Königliche Haupt- und Residenzstadt Breslau).very hard 19% PolandPoland4%CzechiaCzechia13%PrussiaPrussia19%NoneNone62%Created by: Oskar Dewerenda. Statistics based on 1268 answers in 3 languages »Poland riddles » Known maker of poisons in the Roman Empire of the first century was ...Locusta was a notorious maker of poisons in the 1st-century Roman Empire, active in the final two reigns of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. She supposedly took part in the assassinations of Claudius and Britannicus. She was a favourite of emperor Nero for several years. Following Nero's death, Locusta was executed by his successor, Galba very hard 19% AgrippinaAgrippina27%LocustaLocusta19%MassalinaMassalina37%XanthippeXanthippe16%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 187 answers in 2 languages »antiquity riddles » What was the kingdom of Ashanti famous for?Gold mining. The Ashanti Empire was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana from 1670 to 1957.The wealthy gold-rich Asante people developed the large and influential Ashanti Empire, along the Lake Volta and Gulf of Guinea. The empire was founded in 1670.very hard 19% sacrifice of virginssacrifice of virgins32%rock-carved templesrock-carved temples15%ivory tradeivory trade32%gold mininggold mining19%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2500 answers in 3 languages »history of Africa 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 19% SalahSalah19%JeremiahJeremiah25%ShemShem13%Herod the GreatHerod the Great40%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 132 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe riddles » What was the name of the U.S. military unit known as the 'Ghost Army'? 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, also known as the Ghost Army, was the US Army unit responsible for fooling the Germans into believing that the D-Day landings would be at Pas-de-Calais, not Normandy. Their next assignment was to create a fake Mulberry harbor. After that, they were tasked with faking the existence of two 30,000 man Allied armies in France. They accomplished this with inflatable tanks and cars, dummy radio communication, valleys full of tents, and recordings of gunfire, talking, and mechanical sounds. The Germans never discovered the secret of the 23rd.very hard 20% 23rd Headquarters Special Troops23rd Headquarters Special Troops20%32nd Deceptive Tactics Battalion32nd Deceptive Tactics Battalion17%24th Specialist Division (West)24th Specialist Division (West)27%34th Elite Task Group34th Elite Task Group35%Created by: Grady Lewis. Statistics based on 270 answers in 2 languages »WW2 riddles » What was the name of the Japanese flagship during the Battle of Tsushima? (currently a museum ship in Yokosuka)Mikasa is a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy. After 1922, Mikasa was decommissioned in accordance with the Washington Naval Treaty and preserved as a museum ship at Yokosuka. Mikasa is the last remaining example of a pre-dreadnought battleship anywhere in the world.very hard 20% MikasaMikasa20%MusashiMusashi17%YamatoYamato36%YamamotoYamamoto25%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 649 answers in 2 languages »wars riddles » What was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire after the AD 395 final division?Milan. In 286 Diocletian moved the capital of the Western Roman Empire from Rome to Mediolanum. It was from Milan that the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD, granting tolerance to all religions within the Empire, thus paving the way for Christianity to become the dominant religion of the Empire. After the city was besieged by the Visigoths in 402, the imperial residence was moved to Ravenna.very hard 21% ConstantinopleConstantinople31%MilanMilan21%RomeRome39%TurinTurin7%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1024 answers in 3 languages »history of Italy riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.