1915 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
The Royal Navy battleship HMS Formidable is sunk off Lyme
Regis, Dorset, England, by what?
A: An Imperial German Navy U-boat with the loss of 547 crew.
Harry Houdini performs a what?
A: Straitjacket escape performance.
Who sets an altitude record of 11,690 feet (3,560 m),
carrying Capt. Benjamin Delahauf Foulois as a passenger in a fixed-wing
A: Joseph E. Carberry.
The United States House of Representatives rejects a
proposal to do what?
A: Give women the right to vote.
What movie premières in the United States starring Theda
Bara as a femme fatale?
A: A Fool There Was.
Theda quickly becomes one of early cinema's what?
A: Most sensational stars.
An earthquake in Avezzano,
Italy, registering what on the
Richter scale, kills more than 30,000 people?
Georges Claude patents what for use in advertising?
A: The neon discharge tube.
German Zeppelins bomb what coastal towns in England for the
first time, killing more than 20?
A: the coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn.
Kiwanis is founded in Detroit, as what?
A: The Supreme Lodge Benevolent Order Brothers.
The British Grand Fleet defeats whom?
A: The German High Seas Fleet, sinking the armored cruiser SMS Blücher.
First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone
call, ceremonially inaugurated by whom in
New York City and his former assistant
Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco,
A: Alexander Graham Bell.
What National Park is established by an act of the United
A: The Rocky Mountain National Park.
An act of the United States Congress designates the United
States Coast Guard, begun in 1790, as a what?
A: Branch of the military.
While working as a cook at New York's Sloane Hospital for
Women under an assumed name, who infects 25 people with typhoid, and is placed
in quarantine for life on March 27?
A: "Typhoid Mary" (an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever).
What controversial film, directed by D. W. Griffith,
premieres in Los Angeles?
A: The Birth of a Nation.
It will be the highest-grossing film for about how long?
A: Around 25 years.
In February, Germany regards waters around the British
Isles to be a what?
A: A war zone from this date, as part of its U-boat campaign.
In February, what opens in San Francisco?
A: The Panama–Pacific International Exposition.
What happens in Palestine?
A: The 1915 Palestine locust infestation breaks out.
What is founded in the United States?
A: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the predecessor of NASA.
Off the coast of Chile, what does the British Royal Navy
force the Imperial German Navy light cruiser SMS Dresden to do?
A: To scuttle.
What planet is photographed for the first time but is not
classified as a planet?
The Vancouver Millionaires win the Stanley Cup over what
team three games to zero?
A: the Ottawa Senators.
The first Roman Catholic liturgy is celebrated by what
Archbishop at the newly consecrated Cathedral of
Saint Paul in Saint Paul,
A: Archbishop John Ireland.
What Charlie Chaplin film is released?
A: The Tramp.
In April, the first large scale use of "what" on the
Western Front by the Germans?
A: Poison gas.
The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a what?
A: A German U-boat.
Babe Ruth hits his first what?
A: Career home run (off Jack Warhop), for the Boston Red Sox.
What British ocean liner is sunk by Imperial German Navy
U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en
route from New York City to Liverpool?
A: RMS Lusitania.
Who becomes president of Portugal?
A: Teófilo Braga.
Women's suffrage is introduced in what two countries?
A: Denmark and Iceland.
Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for what?
A: The alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta.
What does pitcher Jimmy Lavender of the Chicago Cubs do?
A: He pitches a no-hitter against the New York Giants.
The prototype of the first military what is tested by the
A: Military tank.
Former cartoonist John B. Gruelle is given a patent for
A: His Raggedy Ann doll.
British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing
squad for doing what?
A: Helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.
Who beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in the 12th
World Series of North American Major League Baseball?
A: Boston Red Sox.
France declares war on what country?
Who becomes the 7th Prime Minister of Australia?
A: William Morris "Billy" Hughes.
Release of the U.S. silent film Inspiration, the first
mainstream movie in which a leading actress, Audrey Munson, appears what?
Einstein's theory of what is formulated?
A: general relativity.
Where does the 1 millionth Ford car roll off the assembly
A: At the River Rouge Plant in Detroit.
President of the Republic of China Yuan Shikai declares
United States President Woodrow Wilson marries whom?
A: Mrs. Edith B. Galt in Washington, D.C.