Titanic quiz: how much do you know about the ship and disaster?


    The sinking of RMS Titanic in April 1912 was a disaster that shook the western world. More than 1,500 lives were lost, in a tale of tragedy that continues to resonate today. As HistoryExtra marks the 110th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, test your knowledge to the test to see how much you know during Titanic Week…

    • Question of

      The Titanic was considered to be unsinkable because its 16 compartments were supposedly ____.

      • equipped with new pumps
      • controlled from the bridge
      • watertight
      • made of special-grade steel
    • Question of

      White Star built the Titanic in order to compete with what rival shipping line?

      • Blue Riband
      • Carnival
      • Cunard
      • Leyland
    • Question of

      What was the Titanic’s last European stop?

      • Belfast, Northern Ireland
      • Cherbourg, France
      • Queenstown, Ireland
      • Southampton, England
    • Question of

      The Titanic carried some 2,200 people during its only voyage. How many people could its 20 lifeboats hold?

      • 1,178
      • 2,200
      • 952
      • 2,812
    • Question of

      Why was the iceberg hard to see the night the Titanic sank?

      • choppy waters
      • calm waters
      • broken lights on the ship
      • fog
    • Question of

      What nearby ship became the source of controversy for failing to aid the Titanic?

      • Frankfurt
      • Britannic
      • Mesaba
      • Californian
    • Question of

      What ship rescued the Titanic’s survivors?

      • Oceanic
      • Californian
      • Olympic
      • Carpathia
    • Question of

      White Star chairman J. Bruce Ismay was on the Titanic during its maiden voyage and survived its sinking. Why was he publicly shunned afterward?

      • He refused to aid survivors in the ocean.
      • He threatened to shoot passengers.
      • He took a seat in a lifeboat.
      • He ordered third-class gates locked.
    • Question of

      Of those aboard the Titanic, which group suffered the most fatalities?

      • crew
      • first class
      • third class
      • second class
    • Question of

      What safety standards were enacted as a result of the Titanic disaster?

      • lifeboat drills
      • 24-hour radio watch
      • lifeboat space for all people aboard
      • all of these


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