1918 Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers
Finland is officially recognized by who?
A: The Russian SFSR.
What speech does Woodrow Wilson deliver?
A: His Fourteen Points speech.
Finland enacts a "Mosaic Confessors" law, granting what?
A: Granting Finnish Jews civil rights.
Latvia declares independence from what country?
A: Russia while German troops occupy territory in Latvia.
The Ukrainian People's Republic declares independence from
A: Bolshevik Russia.
What civil war begins?
A: The Finnish Civil War.
The SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the Irish coast and is the
first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be what?
A: Torpedoed and sunk.
Russia switches from the Julian calendar to what calendar?
A: The Gregorian.
The Council of Lithuania adopts the Act of Independence of
Lithuania, declaring what?
A: Lithuania's independence from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
The Imperial Russian Navy evacuates what city through thick
ice over the Gulf of Finland?
In February, the last captive Carolina parakeet does what
at the Cincinnati Zoo?
Estonia declares its independence from Russia after what?
A: Seven centuries of foreign rule.
The first pilotless drone, the Hewitt-Sperry Automatic
Airplane developed by Elmer Sperry and Peter Cooper Hewitt, is what?
A: Test-flown in Long Island, New York, but development is scrapped in 1925 after its guidance system proves unreliable.
In March, what does Finland do?
A: It forms an alliance with Germany.
In March, what does Moscow become?
A: The capital of Soviet Russia.
The United States Congress establishes time zones and
A: Daylight saving time.
The giant "what", the 'Paris Gun' (Kaiser Wilhelm Geschütz),
begins to shell Paris from 114 km (71 mi) away?
A: German cannon.
Dr. Karl Muck, music director of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, is what?
A: Arrested under the Alien Enemies Act and imprisoned for the duration of WWI.
What famous French composer dies of colorectal cancer in
A: Claude Debussy.
The Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service are
merged to form what?
A: The Royal Air Force.
What happens to Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron", in
A: He dies in combat at Morlancourt Ridge near the Somme River.
The Mountainous Republic of what, is officially
A: The Northern Caucasus.
The Sedition Act of 1918 is approved by whom?
A: The U.S. Congress.
Austro-Hungarian battleship Szent István is sunk by what?
A: Italian torpedo boats.
In June, V603 Aquilae, the brightest nova observed since
when, is discovered?
A: Kepler's of 1604.
Grand Duke Michael of Russia is murdered, thereby becoming
the first of the what?
A: Romanovs to be murdered by the Bolsheviks.
"Spanish 'flu" becomes pandemic and how many people die in
the following 6 months?
A: Over 30 million.
Who succeeds Mehmed V (Resad) as Ottoman Sultan?
A: Mehmed VI.
What Imperial Japanese Navy battle ship blows up at Shunan,
western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621?
By order of the Bolshevik Party and carried out by the
Cheka, former emperor Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, their
children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei, and retainers are what?
A: Executed at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Who is shot by Fanny Kaplan, but survives?
A: Vladimir Lenin.
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany appoints whom Chancellor of
A: Max von Baden.
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates in the wake of what?
A: The Bulgarian military collapse in WWI.
In the Forest of Argonne in France, who almost
single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132?
A: U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York.
Who is elected King of Finland?
A: Landgrave Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse.
Czechoslovakia declares its independence from whom?
Poland declares what?
A: Its independence from Russia.
What does King Ludwig of Bavaria do?
A: He flees his country.
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates and chooses to what?
A: Live in exile in the Netherlands.