10 most difficult Middle Ages riddles A list of ten (out of 41) Middle Ages related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Middle Ages 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 529 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 1281 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » What was the typical weight of a longsword?From 1,2 to 1,6 kg. A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use , a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1,2 to 1,6 kg . very hard 23% from 18 to 20 kgfrom 18 to 20 kg28%from 5 to 7 kgfrom 5 to 7 kg36%from 3 to 4 kgfrom 3 to 4 kg10%from 1,2 to 1,6 kgfrom 1,2 to 1,6 kg23%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 3859 answers in 3 languages »melee weapons riddles » The USA was formed by 13 colonies. How many Swiss cantons established the Confederation?3. The eldest free Swiss cantons were Schwyz (that gave its name to the whole nation), Uri and Unterwalden. In 1291 they signed an eternal union – Federal Charter of 1291.very hard 25% 3325%6629%131320%262623%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 2214 answers in 2 languages »Switzerland riddles » Who led the crusaders during the Battle of Tachov?Henry Beaufort of England . The Battle of Tachov was fought on 4 August 1427 near the Bohemian towns of Tachov. The Hussites won over the armies led by the Cardinal Henry Beaufort of England. It was part of the Hussite Wars, and it was the first battle in which war wagons were used by the crusaders.very hard 25% Henry Beaufort of England Henry Beaufort of England 25%Prokop the GreatProkop the Great20%John I of MünsterbergJohn I of Münsterberg23%Sigismund of LuxembourgSigismund of Luxembourg30%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2443 answers in 2 languages »battles riddles » Which European was the first to discover America?Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.very hard 26% Bjarni HerjólfssonBjarni Herjólfsson26%Marco PoloMarco Polo8%Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus47%Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci17%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 3116 answers in 2 languages »Peru riddles » What is that helmet called?Sutton Hoo helmet. The Sutton Hoo helmet is a decorated Anglo-Saxon helmet discovered during the 1939 excavation of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. It was buried around 625 and is widely believed to have been the helmet of King Rædwald of East Anglia, and its elaborate decoration may have given it a secondary function akin to a crown. It is one of the most important Anglo-Saxon artefacts ever found.very hard 29% Sutton Hoo helmetSutton Hoo helmet29%Corinthian helmetCorinthian helmet16%Norman Conical helmetNorman Conical helmet22%Alexander the Great's helmetAlexander the Great's helmet30%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 3208 answers in 3 languages »the United Kingdom riddles » When was Portugal ruled by Sancho I the Populator?In 12th century. Even though king's nickname may suggest the era when Portuguese colonies were estabilished, Sancho I actually ruled Portugal long before that - from 1185 to 1211. He populated remote areas of northern Portugal, notably with Flemish and Burgundian settlers - hence the nickname.very hard 30% in 12th centuryin 12th century30%in 15th centuryin 15th century42%in 17th centuryin 17th century23%in 19th centuryin 19th century2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7064 answers in 2 languages »history of Portugal riddles » Which university in Western Europe is the oldest?Bologne University (1088) is the oldest university in Western Europe. It was preceded by the University in Constantinople, which was estabilished in 849. very hard 33% Oxford UniversityOxford University17%Bologne UniversityBologne University33%Sorbonne UniversitySorbonne University20%Padova UniversityPadova University28%Created by: szymek. Statistics based on 7176 answers in 3 languages »universities riddles » Pregnant women were prohibited from what, by Venetian law in 1430?Platform shoes. Chopines - high platform shoes were extremely popular among women of all classes in late Middle Ages Italy. Chopines, that could be as high as 30 inches, sometimes were causing serious injuries while falling down. very hard 36% abortionabortion3%open shoulder dressesopen shoulder dresses9%platform shoesplatform shoes36%travelling by gondolatravelling by gondola49%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 2881 answers in 2 languages »history of Italy riddles » Play Middle Ages quiz and see all the questions.