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1917 Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about happenings from the year 1917.

 

1917 Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

The University of Oregon defeats the University of Pennsylvania 14–0 in U.S. college football's 3rd what?
A: Annual Rose Bowl Game.

The Royal Bank of Canada takes over what bank?
A:  Quebec Bank.

The last substantial Ottoman Army garrison on the Sinai Peninsula is captured by who?
A: The Egyptian Expeditionary Force's Desert Column at the Battle of Rafa.

The Danish West Indies is sold to the United States for how much money?
A: $25 million.

A blast at a "what" in London kills 73 and injures over 400?
A: Munitions factory.

President Wilson calls for  what?
A: "peace without victory" in Germany.

British armed merchantman SS Laurentic is what?
A: Sunk by mines off Lough Swilly (Ireland) with the loss of 354 of the 475 aboard.

 

An anti-prostitution drive in San Francisco occurs and police close about how many houses of prostitution?
A: About 200.

The United States ends its search for whom?
A: Pancho Villa.

Pershing's troops in Mexico begin what?
A: Withdrawing back to the United States.

In February, the United States severs diplomatic relations with what country?
A: Germany.

The new constitution of what country is adopted?
A: Mexico.

Who is arrested in Paris for spying?
A: Mata Hari.

President Woodrow Wilson of the United States announces what to Congress?
A: The breaking of diplomatic relations with Germany

 

The U.S. government releases the text of the  what, to the public?
A: Zimmermann Telegram.

The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans what?
A: United States citizenship.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson begins his what?
A: Second term.

Who is elected president of Mexico?
A: Venustiano Carranza.

What does Emperor Nicholas II of Russia do?
A: Abdicates his throne and his son's claims.

This is considered to be the end of the what after 196 years?
A: The Russian Empire.

The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies, which become what?
A: The US Virgin Islands.

 

In April, what does President Woodrow Wilson asks the United States Congress for?
A: A declaration of war on Germany.

The United States declares war on what country?
A: Germany.

In Petrograd, 40,000 ethnic Estonians demand what?
A: National autonomy within Russia.

Canadian troops win what battle?
A: The Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Brazil severs diplomatic relations with what country?
A: Germany.

Vladimir Lenin arrives where?
A: At the Finland Station in Petrograd.

The nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is consecrated what?
A: Archbishop by Pope Benedict XV

 

Robert Nivelle is replaced as Commander-in-Chief of the what?
A: French Army by Philippe Pétain.

The Selective Service Act passes the United States Congress, giving the President what?
A: The power of conscription.

Over 300 acres (73 blocks) are destroyed in what fire of 1917?
A: The Great Atlanta Fire.

The first "what" are awarded?
A: Pulitzer Prizes.

Who receives the first Pulitzer for a biography (for Julia Ward Howe)?
A: Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe Elliott and Florence Hall.

Who receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days?
A: Jean Jules Jusserand.

Herbert Bayard Swope receives the first Pulitzer for "what" for his work for the New York World?
A: Journalism.

 

King Constantine I of Greece abdicates for the first time, being succeeded by whom?
A: His son Alexander.

The first major German bombing raid on London by what, leaves 162 dead and 432 injured?
A: Fixed-wing aircraft.

Greece joins the war on whose side?
A: The Allies.

A labor dispute ignites a "what" in East St. Louis, Illinois, which leaves 250 dead?
A: Race riot.

Where is the Lions Clubs International formed?
A: In the United States.

Russian troops mutiny, abandon the Austrian front, and do what?
A: Retreat to the Ukraine.

Hundreds are shot by whom during the retreat?
A: Their commanding officers.

 

The Russian Provisional Government enacts what?
A: Women's suffrage.

Russia is declared a republic by what?
A: The Provisional Government.

Leon Trotsky is elected Chairman of the what?
A: The Petrograd Soviet.

The Moscow Soviet votes to side with whom?
A: The Bolsheviks.

At Vincennes outside Paris,  what Dutch dancer is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany?
A: Mata Hari.

In a "Night of Terror" in the United States, influential suffragettes from the Silent Sentinels are deliberately subjected to what?
A: Physical assaults by guards while imprisoned.

Who becomes prime minister of France?
A: Georges Clemenceau.

 

The National Hockey League is formed in Montreal as a replacement for what?
A: The recently disbanded National Hockey Association.

Annie Besant becomes president of what?
A: The Indian National Congress.

Finland declares what?
A: Independence from the Russian Empire.

Jesse Lynch Williams' Why Marry?, the first dramatic play to win a Pulitzer Prize, opens where?
A: At the Astor Theatre in New York.

President Wilson uses the Federal Possession and Control Act to place most U.S. railroads under what?
A: The United States Railroad Administration.