Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Titanic Trivia

Test your knowledge of Titanic trivia with our 100th anniversary quiz

It has been 100 years to the day since the Titanic sank to the bottom of the frigid North Atlantic in the wee small hours of April 15 and became an enduring topic of fascination.

The anniversary of the April 1912 disaster is being observed with memorial cruises, a TV mini series, a wave of new books and an auction of Titanic artifacts.

Here's a quiz to test your knowledge of Titanic trivia.

1. What shipping company launched the Titanic?

  • Diamond Line
  • Tri-Star Line
  • White Star Line

2. Where was the Titanic was built?

  • Belfast, Ireland
  • Manchester, England
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands

3. Where did the Titanic sail from?

  • Cherbourg, France
  • Southampton, England
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

4. How many anchors did the Titanic have?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

5. Who was the Titanic’s captain?

  • Edward Smith
  • Bruce Ismay
  • James Cameron

6. How many people – passengers and crew – survived the sinking of the Titanic?

  • 810
  • 976
  • 706

7. How long did it take for the Titanic to sink to the ocean floor after it broke apart?

  • 25 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 45 minutes

8. What was the name of the ship which rescued Titanic survivors?

  • The Olympia
  • The Belgravia
  • The Carpathia

9. What later became of that rescue ship?

  • Sank in a violent storm at sea
  • Torpedoed by a German U-boat
  • Used for scrap metal in World War I

10. How many people were rescued from the water after the lifeboats launched?

  • 9
  • 26
  • 14

11. How many lifeboat spaces went unfilled?

  • 329
  • 472
  • 143

12. How many people perished in the sinking?

  • 1,517
  • 1,829
  • 1,345

13. The wreckage of the Titanic was discovered in what year?

  • 1985
  • 1978
  • 1990

14. Actual items from the Titanic up for auction this month include which of these:

  • Propellor
  • Deck chair
  • Lifeboat

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1. The White Star Line launched the Titanic.

2-3. The Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland and sailed from Southampton, England.

4. The ship had two anchors.

5. The captain was Edward Smith.

6. There were 706 survivors.

7. It took about 15 minutes for the Titanic to sink to the ocean floor.

8-9. The Carpathia rescued survivors and took them to New York City. That ship was later torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1918.

10. Nine people were rescued from the water. Three of them died shortly after.

11. 472 lifeboat spaces went unfilled.

12. There were 1,517 victims of the sinking.

13. The Titanic's wreckage was discovered in 1985.

14. A Titanic deck chair is up for auction with a starting bid price of $10,000.


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