1917 Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers
The Danish West Indies is sold to the United States for how
A: $25 million.
A blast at a "what" in London kills 73 and injures over
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?
The new constitution of what country is adopted?
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
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
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?
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?
Vladimir Lenin arrives where?
A: At the Finland Station in Petrograd.
The nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, is
A: Archbishop by Pope Benedict XV
Robert Nivelle is replaced as Commander-in-Chief of the
A: French Army by Philippe Pétain.
The Selective Service Act passes the United States
Congress, giving the President what?
A: The power of conscription.
The first "what" are awarded?
A: Pulitzer Prizes.
Who receives the first Pulitzer for a biography (for Julia
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?
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
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.