The most difficult London riddles A list of London related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz 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 24% Robert KochRobert Koch26%Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming30%John SnowJohn Snow24%Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin18%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 2078 answers in 2 languages »discoveries riddles » According to tradition, how many people were killed in the great fire of London in 1666?6. The death toll is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.very hard 26% 6626%60060014%60,00060,00047%6,000,0006,000,00011%Created by: Jason Beagley. Statistics based on 6460 answers in 2 languages »fire riddles » Who commanded the galleon "Golden Hind" during the expedition around the world?Francis Drake. Golden Hind was an English galleon best known for her privateering circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. She was originally known as Pelican, but was renamed by Drake mid-voyage in 1578, in honour of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose crest was a golden 'hind' (a female red deer).very hard 28% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake28%Ferdynand MagellanFerdynand Magellan31%James CookJames Cook28%Fileas FoggFileas Fogg10%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 395 answers in 2 languages »history of England riddles » This impressive quadrangle is the part of...British Museum in London. The British Museum was opened to the public on 15 January 1759. The covered central quadrangle is called the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court. It has a tessellated glass roof designed by Buro Happold, covering the entire court and surrounds the original circular British Museum Reading Room in the centre. It is the largest covered square in Europe.hard 43% Louvre in FranceLouvre in France27%British Museum in LondonBritish Museum in London43%Uffizi Gallery in FlorenceUffizi Gallery in Florence13%Prado Museum in MadridPrado Museum in Madrid15%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2582 answers in 2 languages »museums riddles » Who was driving the famed zebra carriage in London?Walter Rotschild. The 2nd baron of Rotschild was a keen zoologist. He owned the largest zoological collection ever amassed by a private individual: 2,250,000 butterflies, 300,000 bird skins, 30,000 beetles, as well as thousands of specimens of other animals. He sponsored many explorers and scientists, hence many animals species are today named after him. In his will, he donated the collection to the British Museum. It was the greatest accession which that institution has ever received.hard 47% Queen VictoriaQueen Victoria14%Walter RotschildWalter Rotschild47%Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber29%StingSting8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 18579 answers in 2 languages »horses riddles » By what were the first London Underground trains pulled? Steam locomotives. Ventilation shafts at various points on the route allowed the engines to expel steam and bring fresh air into the tunnels. These shafts were sometimes hidden behind false facades, like the one on the photo (Leinster Gardens 23). The right-hand property is a fake.hard 48% steam locomotivessteam locomotives48%diesel locomotivesdiesel locomotives8%electric locomotiveselectric locomotives4%horseshorses37%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 13896 answers in 2 languages »metro riddles » With whom is this building associated?William Shakespeare. The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company. A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe" (pictured), opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original theatre.easy 71% William the SilentWilliam the Silent11%William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare71%Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal7%Maximilien de RobespierreMaximilien de Robespierre9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19215 answers in 2 languages »landmarks riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.