10 most difficult maps riddles A list of ten (out of 34) maps related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Maps quiz Which of the given territories is the largest by area?Indonesia is the largest (1 905 000 km²), the smaller Alaska (1 718 000 km²), then Iran (1 648 000 km²), at the very end Mongolia (1 566 000 km²). If you doubt this result, look here - thetruesize.com.very hard 20% MongoliaMongolia32%IndonesiaIndonesia20%AlaskaAlaska38%IranIran8%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 1473 answers in 2 languages »map riddles » How many countries were bordering Poland at the outbreak of World War II in 1939 ?8. Poland bordered Germany, the Protectorate of the Czech Republic and Moravia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the USSR, Latvia and Lithuania.very hard 23% 4431%5526%6618%8823%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2394 answers in 2 languages »Poland riddles » What point did the former meridian 0 °, called the Ferro meridian, run through?Through the Spanish island of El Hierro. El Hierro, nicknamed Isla del Meridiano (the "Meridian Island"), is the smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands. The line of longitude running through El Hierro (Ferro), the westernmost of the Canary Islands, was known in European history as the prime meridian in common use outside of the future British Empire. very hard 23% through the Greenwich district in Londonthrough the Greenwich district in London42%by the astronomical observatory in Parisby the astronomical observatory in Paris14%through the Spanish island of El Hierrothrough the Spanish island of El Hierro23%through the Italian city of Ferrothrough the Italian city of Ferro19%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2935 answers in 2 languages »countries riddles » Which desert has this famous "eye"?Sahara. The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence for shock metamorphism has been found. Today scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.very hard 24% NamibNamib19%GobiGobi31%SaharaSahara24%MojaveMojave24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7816 answers in 4 languages »deserts of Africa 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 24% Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius13%Claudius PtolemyClaudius Ptolemy45%Gerhard MercatorGerhard Mercator24%Eugeniusz RomerEugeniusz Romer15%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 716 answers in 2 languages »famous people riddles » What city is the capital of New York state?Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Roughly 150 miles (240 km) north of New York City, Albany developed on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 10 miles (16 km) south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. The population of the City of Albany was 97,856 according to the 2010 census.very hard 25% RochesterRochester12%New YorkNew York49%ManhattanManhattan13%AlbanyAlbany25%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 3418 answers in 3 languages »the United States riddles » Where is the city known previously as Saigon?At point 1. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. very hard 26% at point 1at point 126%at point 2at point 234%at point 3at point 328%at point 4at point 410%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8461 answers in 2 languages »Vietnam riddles » Which of these cities is the southernmost?Ho Chi Minh City - 10° 46′ 36.8″ N, Bangkok - 13° 45′ 9″ N, Manila - 14° 34′ 48″ N and Mumbai - 18° 58′ 30″ N.very hard 30% ManilaManila23%Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City30%MumbaiMumbai18%BangkokBangkok27%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 480 answers in 2 languages »cities riddles » What is the only doubly landlocked country in the world?Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. very hard 33% TajikistanTajikistan15%KazakhstanKazakhstan32%KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan17%UzbekistanUzbekistan33%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 664 answers in 3 languages »Asia riddles » Which of these cities has the closest latitude to Washington, D.C.?Beijing. Washington, D.C. - 38° 54′ 17″ N, Beijing - 39° 55′ 0″ N, Tbilisi - 41° 43′ 0″ N, Rome - 41° 54′ 0″ N and Tokyo - 35° 41′ 0″ N.very hard 33% RomeRome34%TbilisiTbilisi15%BeijingBeijing33%TokyoTokyo16%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 497 answers in 2 languages »USA riddles » Play maps quiz and see all the questions.