10 most difficult surnames riddles A list of ten (out of 24) surnames related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Surnames quiz Who is the author of the shortest horror story?Fredric Brown. He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. His short story called "Knock" has only two sentences: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..."very hard 18% Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe41%Stephen KingStephen King28%Fredric BrownFredric Brown18%Bram StokerBram Stoker10%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1083 answers in 3 languages »books riddles » Who became the first World Chess Champion?Wilhelm Steinitz. Wilhelm was an Austrian and later American chess master, and the first undisputed World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician. He is considered to be the founder of the scientific approach to chess, unveiling in 1873 a new positional style of play.very hard 27% Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz27%Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker18%José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca22%Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine31%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1369 answers in 2 languages »chess riddles » What is the meaning of the Italian word "Ferrari"?Smith. "Ferrari" is the third most common surname in Italy. The word has the same root as Italian "ferro" (iron) or Latin "ferrum" (thus, Fe for iron).very hard 28% speedyspeedy14%furiousfurious12%racehorseracehorse44%SmithSmith28%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11034 answers in 5 languages »brands riddles » What nationality was Martin Van Buren?American. Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 'Van' suggests Dutch origin of his surname, but the capitalized form indicates anglicised version - like Eddie Van Halen (as opposite to Dutch lower-case Vincent van Gogh).very hard 32% DutchDutch51%AmericanAmerican32%RussianRussian3%GermanGerman12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12560 answers in 2 languages »presidents of the United States riddles » In which nation, the common surnames are: "unbeatable", "rock", "iron", "falcon", "steel" and "thunderbolt"?Among Turks. These warriors-like surnames are at the positions 2-7. The most common surneme in Turkey is Öztürk, meaning "pure Turk".very hard 35% among Norwegiansamong Norwegians32%among Turksamong Turks35%among Hungariansamong Hungarians10%among Japaneseamong Japanese21%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 7302 answers in 4 languages »Turkey riddles » In which European country, the most common surname comes from the word "priest"?In Romania. Such occupational surname could have been passed to next generations only in areas dominated by the Orthodox church, where priests are allowed to marry and have children. Popescu is the most common surname in Romania.very hard 36% in Portugalin Portugal40%in Polandin Poland11%in Icelandin Iceland10%in Romaniain Romania36%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15133 answers in 2 languages »Romania riddles » Who was the first man to leave the spacecraft in space?Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov was a Soviet astronaut, general major pilot and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.very hard 39% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong20%Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.7%Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov39%Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin32%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 14051 answers in 2 languages »astronauts riddles » What is the most common last name i China?Wang. The most common last name in China is Wang which means king. There are around 93 million people using it.hard 42% LiLi41%WangWang42%ZhangZhang12%ZedongZedong3%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 920 answers in 3 languages »China riddles » How many Academy Awards did Jack Nicholson win?3. Jack Nicholson is considered as one of greatest actors in cinema history. His 12 Academy Award nominations make him the most nominated male actor in the Academy's history. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, one for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and the other for As Good as It Gets (1997). He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment (1983).hard 45% 117%2226%3345%4421%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 5192 answers in 2 languages »awards riddles » What was Freddie Mercury's born name?Farrokh Bulsara. Mercury was born of Parsi descent in the Sultanate of Zanzibar. He spent most of his childhood in India. At the age of 18, he moved with his family to Middlesex, England.hard 47% Ferdinand MercuryFerdinand Mercury22%Frederick MargoFrederick Margo17%Frantz MergathFrantz Mergath12%Farrokh BulsaraFarrokh Bulsara47%Created by: Muki. Statistics based on 16463 answers in 5 languages »Queen riddles » Play surnames quiz and see all the questions.