10 most difficult Latin riddles A list of Latin related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Chemical elements quiz What does Borussia mean in the name of the Borussia Dortmund club? (this is not a word in German)Prussia. The name Borussia comes from Latin and means Prussia.very hard 30% BavariaBavaria19%PrussiaPrussia30%BelarusBelarus11%RhinelandRhineland38%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 2883 answers in 2 languages »soccer riddles » What is the meaning of the Latin sentence "Lex posterior derogat legi priori"?A later act repeals the binding force of an earlier act. Lex specialis, in legal theory and practice, is a doctrine relating to the interpretation of laws and can apply in both domestic and international law contexts.The situation ordinarily arises with regard to the construction of earlier-enacted specific legislation when more general legislation is later passed. However, then, the doctrine called "lex posterior derogat legi priori" may also apply, the younger law overriding the older law very hard 39% a later act repeals the binding force of an earlier acta later act repeals the binding force of an earlier act39%the superior law repeals a subordinate actthe superior law repeals a subordinate act18%law is not retroactivelaw is not retroactive32%The law does not enforce impossible thingsThe law does not enforce impossible things9%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 682 answers in 2 languages »law riddles » Which color has the greatest albedo?White. Albedo in Latin is simply "whiteness". It is the reflecting power of a surface - the ratio of reflected radiation from the surface to incident radiation upon it.hard 46% whitewhite46%blueblue15%redred24%blackblack12%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 6858 answers in 3 languages »meteorology riddles » What does the Latin term "Homo habilis" mean?Handy man. Homo Habilis is one of the earliest members of the genus Homo. Its name, which in Latin means "handy man", was given in 1964 because this species was thought to represent the first maker of stone tools.hard 48% upright manupright man28%handy manhandy man48%ape manape man15%strong manstrong man6%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 8534 answers in 2 languages »history riddles » Which chemical element forms compounds which are typically intensely colored?Chromium. The name of chromium means colour in Greek. Its compounds are used as pigments, including chrome yellow which had been used to paint school buses and chromium oxides used as a green color in glassmaking. Natural rubies are colored red due to chromium ions.hard 49% zinczinc20%lithiumlithium16%chromiumchromium49%vanadiumvanadium13%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 14692 answers in 4 languages »colors riddles » Which country derives its name from the word "South"?Australia. "Australis" means "South" in Latin. Following European discovery, names for the Australian landmass were often references to the legendary Terra Australis Incognita - an "unknown land of the South" which appeared on many maps since Roman times.hard 52% EgyptEgypt17%ArgentinaArgentina19%AustraliaAustralia52%GeorgiaGeorgia11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 27190 answers in 3 languages »geography of Australia riddles » What does the Latin phrase "in vino veritas" mean?In wine, Truth. In vino veritas is a Latin phrase that means "in wine, truth", suggesting a person under the influence of alcohol is more likely to speak their hidden thoughts and desires. The phrase is sometimes continued as, "In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas", i.e., "In wine there is truth, in water there is health." Similar phrases exist across cultures and languages.hard 52% in wine, Truthin wine, Truth52%in wine, youthfulnessin wine, youthfulness25%in wine, joyin wine, joy16%in wine, vervein wine, verve5%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 3270 answers in 3 languages »alcohol riddles » What was the philosophical message of ancient Epicureans?Carpe diem. In Horace, the phrase is part of the longer carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, which can be translated as "Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow". The ode says that the future is unforeseen and that one should not leave to chance future happenings, but rather one should do all one can today to make one's future better. This phrase is usually understood against Horace's Epicurean background. hard 54% errare humanum esterrare humanum est17%nihil novi sub solenihil novi sub sole11%homo homini lupushomo homini lupus15%carpe diemcarpe diem54%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 759 answers in 2 languages »philosophy riddles » Which chemical element was discovered in Russia?Ruthenium was discovered in 1844 by the Beltic German sciencist Karl Ernst Claus at the Kazan State University. He named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for Rus',.hard 58% titaniumtitanium18%boronboron17%rutheniumruthenium58%magnesiummagnesium5%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 20613 answers in 2 languages »discoveries riddles » Where was scandium chemical element discovered?In Sweden. Scandium was discovered in 1879 by Lars Fredrik Nilson at the Uppsala University. He named it from the Latin word Scandia meaning "Scandinavia"easy 71% in Francein France7%in Russiain Russia12%in Germanyin Germany7%in Swedenin Sweden71%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19659 answers in 3 languages »Sweden riddles » Play chemical elements quiz and see all the questions.