1912 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What do Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Party do?
A: They break away from the rest of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party.
Moscow Art Theatre production of "what" opens?
New Mexico becomes what?
A: The 47th state of the United States.
British polar explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott and a
team of four become what?
A: The second expeditionary group to reach the South Pole.
The Overseas Railroad opens and the first
train arrives in
Key West with whom aboard?
A: Henry M. Flagler, the railroad's creator and owner.
In January, where is the International Opium Convention
A: At The Hague.
The Manchu Qing dynasty of China comes to an end after 268
years with the what?
A: Abdication of Emperor Puyi in favor of the Republic of China.
Arizona becomes what?
A: The 48th U.S. state.
Italy makes a surprise attack on the Ottoman port of
Beirut, when the cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi and the gunboat Volturno do what?
A: Bombard the harbor, killing 97 sailors and civilians.
Serbia and Bulgaria secretly sign a treaty of alliance for
a term of eight years, with each pledging to what?
A: Come to the defense of the other during war.
Albert Berry is reported to have made the first "what" from
a flying airplane?
A: Parachute jump.
Italian forces became the first to use airships in war, as
two "what" dropped bombs on Turkish troops encamped at Janzur, from an altitude
of 6,000 feet?
A: dirigibles .
In March, Roald Amundsen in Hobart, Tasmania, announces
A: His success in reaching the South Pole the previous December.
The Girl Scouts is founded by whom?
A: Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.
Lawrence Oates, dying member of Scott's South Pole
expedition, leaves the tent saying what?
A: "I am just going outside and may be some time."
Who gives 3,000 cherry trees to be planted in Washington,
D.C., to symbolize the friendship between the two countries?
A: Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo.
In march, what happens to the remaining members of Robert
Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition?
A: They die.
The French Third Republic establishes the French
protectorate in what country?
White Star liner RMS Titanic departs from Southampton with
2225 passengers and crew on her what?
A: Her maiden voyage bound for New York.
Where does RMS Titanic makes her last call?
A: At Queenstown in Ireland.
RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the northern Atlantic
Ocean and sinks with the loss of how many lives?
A: 1517 lives.
Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to do what?
A: Fly across the English Channel.
500 striking gold miners in Siberia are killed or wounded
by troops in the what?
A: Lena massacre.
What ball park in Boston, Massachusetts, opens?
A: Fenway Park.
Carl Laemmle founds Universal Studios as the what?
A: Universal Film and Manufacturing Company in the United States.
Who lays the cornerstone for the Bahá'í House of Worship in
Where are the Olympic Games held?
A: In Stockholm, Sweden.
Alaska becomes a what?
A: A territory of the United States.
The Hamburg America Line's SS Imperator is launched in
Hamburg and is what?
A: The world's largest ship.
Wilbur Wright, of the Wright brothers, dies with a case of
A: Typhoid fever.
What volcano, southwest of Anchorage, experiences a VEI 6
eruption, the largest eruption in the 20th century?
A: The Novarupta volcano.
Emperor Meiji of Japan dies and he is succeeded by his son
Yoshihito who becomes what?
A: Emperor Taishō.
Where do U.S. Marines land from the USS Annapolis?
A: In Nicaragua to support the conservative government at its request.
In August, who abdicates?
A: Sultan Abd al-Hafid of Morocco.
Whose "Memphis Blues" is published?
A: William Christopher Handy's.
Montenegro declares war against who?
A: The Ottoman Empire.
The Maternity Allowance Act goes into effect in Australia,
but excludes who?
Who attempts to assassinate
A: John Flammang Schrank.
Bulgarian pilots Radul Minkov and Prodan Toprakchiev
perform the first "what" in history, at the railway station of Karaagac near
Edirne against Turkey?
A: Bombing with an airplane.
Krupp engineers Benno Strauss and Eduard Maurer patent
A: Austenitic stainless steel.
Italy and the Ottoman Empire sign a treaty in Ouchy near
Lausanne ending the what?
A: The Italo-Turkish War.
Where do Serbian forces defeat the Ottoman army?
A: In Vardar Macedonia.
Edgar Rice Burroughs' character Tarzan first appears in
Tarzan of the Apes in what American pulp magazine?
A: The All-Story.
On November 5, 1912, who wins U.S. presidential election?
A: New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson.
Albania declares independence from who?
A: The Ottoman Empire.
Casimir Funk identifies what?
The Scoville Unit used to measure the heat of peppers is
devised and tested by whom?
A: Wilbur Scoville.
Alfred Wegener proposes the theory of what?
A: Continental drift.