10 most difficult United Kingdom riddles A list of ten (out of 55) United Kingdom related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly United Kingdom 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 16% Sweyn ForkbeardSweyn Forkbeard16%Ragnar LothbrokRagnar Lothbrok20%Cnut the GreatCnut the Great15%William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror48%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 492 answers in 3 languages »Vikings riddles » What is the name of the longest river in Great Britain?Severn. The River Sever is a river in the United Kingdom. At about 220 miles (354 km), it is usually considered to be the longest in the UK. It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet (610 m) on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. very hard 19% AvonAvon11%SevernSevern19%TrentTrent8%ThamesThames60%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1039 answers in 2 languages »the United Kingdom riddles » Where is The Encyclopaedia Britannica produced?Chicago. The Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still being produced (currently only in the online version). It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1901, after it was taken over by an American firm, the Britannica shortened and simplified articles to broaden its appeal in the North American market. Although publication has been based in the United States since 1901, the Britannica has largely maintained British spelling.very hard 23% LondonLondon12%OxfordOxford47%EdinburghEdinburgh17%ChicagoChicago23%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4071 answers in 5 languages »books riddles » Royal Oak is a popular name for English ships, beers and pubs. It refers to ...King of England hideaway. Following the defeat by Parliament army at the battle of Worcester in 1651, the future king of England, Charles II Stuart sought hideaway on an oak to save himself from Cromwell's soldiers.very hard 24% a tree in royal Sherwood foresta tree in royal Sherwood forest31%trees used to build royal fleettrees used to build royal fleet19%king of England hideawayking of England hideaway24%place of English kings' royal oathplace of English kings' royal oath24%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1089 answers in 2 languages »history of England 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 6450 answers in 2 languages »fire riddles » When was the Great Britain separated from the European continent and became an island? About 8,000 years ago. Until about 14,000 years ago, Great Britain was joined to Ireland, and as recently as 8,000 years ago it was joined to the continent by a strip of low marsh leading to what are now Denmark and the Netherlands. Great Britain became an island at the end of the last glacial period when sea levels rose due to the combination of melting glaciers and the subsequent isostatic rebound of the crust.very hard 26% About 10 million years agoAbout 10 million years ago29%About 1 million years agoAbout 1 million years ago26%About 100,000 years agoAbout 100,000 years ago17%About 8,000 years agoAbout 8,000 years ago26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3402 answers in 4 languages »prehistory riddles » What was the decisive battle of the First English Civil War?Battle of Naseby. The Battle of Naseby was a decisive engagement of the First English Civil War, fought on 14 June 1645 between the main Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian New Model Army, commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. Parliament’s New Model Army scored a convincing victory and within a year the king, Charles I, was a prisoner of his enemies.very hard 29% Battle of NewburyBattle of Newbury23%Battle of NasebyBattle of Naseby29%Battle of PrestonBattle of Preston31%Battle of ValverdeBattle of Valverde15%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 118 answers in 2 languages »battles riddles » What did RMS stand for before Titanic's name?Royal Mail Ship. RMS was used for seagoing vessels that carried mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. Having the title "RMS" was seen as a mark of quality and a competitive advantage, because the mail had to be on time. Today, some modern ships like RMS Queen Mary 2 also use "RMS", as a gesture to Cunard's history.very hard 30% Royal Mail ShipRoyal Mail Ship30%Royal Marine ShipRoyal Marine Ship26%Royal Mancarrier ShipRoyal Mancarrier Ship35%Royal Motorized ShipRoyal Motorized Ship6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4488 answers in 2 languages »Royal Navy riddles » Welsh Corgis have historically been used as ...Herding dogs. Welsh Corgis have historically been used as herding dogs, specifically for cattle. They are of the type of herding dog referred to as "heelers", meaning that they would nip at the heels of the larger animals to keep them on the move.very hard 34% rat catchersrat catchers33%guarding dogsguarding dogs7%herding dogsherding dogs34%dogs of the aristocracydogs of the aristocracy25%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1075 answers in 2 languages »dogs riddles » What is the furthest distance you can get from the sea in the UK?70 miles (112 km). Coton in the Elms is a village and a parish in the English county of Derbyshire. It is located five miles south of Burton upon Trent. South east of the village is Church Flatts Farm, which is defined by the Ordnance Survey as the farthest point from the sea in Great Britain.very hard 35% 70 miles (112 km)70 miles (112 km)35%100 miles (160 km)100 miles (160 km)26%150 miles (240 km)150 miles (240 km)26%200 miles (320 km)200 miles (320 km)11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9521 answers in 4 languages »Great Britain riddles » Play United Kingdom quiz and see all the questions.