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The Ultimate RMS Titanic Trivia! - Quiz

This is the ultimate RMS Titanic trivia about the sinking of the ship. Royal Mail Steamer (RMS) Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by a British shipping company, the White Star Line. It sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15th, 1912 during its maiden voyage from Southampton to NYC. Now, here in this quiz, we will ask you over 23 questions about the same.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Titanic was:

    • A.

      A British ship.

    • B.

      An American ship.

    • C.

      A French ship.

    • D.

      A German ship.

    Correct Answer
    A. A British ship.
    Explanation
    The Titanic was a British ship. This is because it was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland by the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff, which was based in the United Kingdom. The ship was registered in Liverpool, England and operated by the British shipping company White Star Line. Additionally, the majority of the crew members and passengers onboard were British.

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  • 2. 

    The Titanic was powered by:

    • A.

      Gasoline engines.

    • B.

      Diesel engines.

    • C.

      Steam engines.

    • D.

      Wind, using sails.

    Correct Answer
    C. Steam engines.
    Explanation
    The Titanic was powered by steam engines. This was a common propulsion system used in ships during that time period. Steam engines generate power by heating water to produce steam, which in turn drives the ship's propellers. Gasoline engines and diesel engines were not commonly used for powering large ships like the Titanic. Wind, using sails, was also not the primary source of power for the Titanic, as it was a steam-powered vessel.

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  • 3. 

    The Titanic sank on its:

    • A.

      Maiden voyage.

    • B.

      Second voyage.

    • C.

      Third voyage.

    • D.

      Tenth voyage.

    Correct Answer
    A. Maiden voyage.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "maiden voyage". The Titanic sank on its first voyage, which was also its maiden voyage. This tragic event occurred on April 15, 1912, when the ship collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic was on its way from Southampton, England, to New York City, but unfortunately, it never reached its destination. The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most well-known maritime disasters in history.

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  • 4. 

    When it sank, the Titanic was traveling from England to:

    • A.

      Paris

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      Washington D.C.

    • D.

      New York City.

    Correct Answer
    D. New York City.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New York City. The Titanic was traveling from England to its final destination, which was New York City. It was a transatlantic voyage, and New York City was the intended port of arrival for the ship.

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  • 5. 

    The Titanic sank in the year of:

    • A.

      1812

    • B.

      1865

    • C.

      1912

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    C. 1912
    Explanation
    The Titanic sank in the year 1912. This tragic event occurred when the ship struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 passengers and crew members. The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most well-known maritime disasters in history and has been the subject of numerous books, films, and documentaries.

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  • 6. 

    On the night of April 14th, the Titanic:

    • A.

      Struck another ship.

    • B.

      Struck an iceberg.

    • C.

      Was torpedoed by a submarine.

    • D.

      Exploded due to a minefield.

    Correct Answer
    B. Struck an iceberg.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "struck an iceberg." This is because historical records and eyewitness testimonies confirm that the Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14th. The impact caused significant damage to the ship's hull, leading to its eventual sinking. The iceberg collision is widely regarded as the main cause of the Titanic's tragic fate.

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  • 7. 

    The Titanic sank in the:

    • A.

      Atlantic Ocean.

    • B.

      Pacific Ocean.

    • C.

      Indian Ocean.

    • D.

      Mediterranean Sea.

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlantic Ocean.
    Explanation
    The Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean. This is a well-known fact of history. The ship hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and ultimately sank in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. The wreckage was discovered in 1985, confirming its location in the Atlantic Ocean. The sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most infamous maritime disasters in history.

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  • 8. 

    The captain of the Titanic:

    • A.

      Survived the sinking in a lifeboat.

    • B.

      Went down with the ship.

    • C.

      Had many accidents before the sinking of Titanic.

    • D.

      Was on his first voyage as a ship captain.

    Correct Answer
    B. Went down with the ship.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went down with the ship." This means that the captain of the Titanic did not survive the sinking and chose to remain on the ship until the end.

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  • 9. 

    The Titanic sank:

    • A.

      In one hour.

    • B.

      In less than three hours.

    • C.

      In seven hours.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. In less than three hours.
    Explanation
    The Titanic sank in less than three hours. This answer is supported by historical records and eyewitness accounts of the sinking. The ship struck an iceberg at around 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912, and it completely sank beneath the waves at approximately 2:20 AM on April 15, 1912. This time frame of less than three hours is widely accepted as the duration of the sinking.

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  • 10. 

    On the Titanic, there was a shortage of:

    • A.

      Life vests.

    • B.

      Life boats.

    • C.

      Diesel fuel.

    • D.

      Gasoline.

    Correct Answer
    B. Life boats.
    Explanation
    On the Titanic, there was a shortage of life boats. This can be inferred from the historical fact that the Titanic famously sank after hitting an iceberg, resulting in the loss of over 1,500 lives. The limited number of life boats available on the ship was a major contributing factor to the high death toll, as there were not enough life-saving devices to accommodate all the passengers and crew on board.

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  • 11. 

    Out of the passengers and crew of the Titanic:

    • A.

      One third of them died.

    • B.

      One half of them died.

    • C.

      Two thirds of them died.

    • D.

      All of the crew died.

    Correct Answer
    C. Two thirds of them died.
    Explanation
    The answer "two thirds of them died" suggests that a majority of the passengers and crew on the Titanic perished. This means that out of the total number of passengers and crew, approximately two out of every three individuals did not survive the tragedy.

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  • 12. 

    Most of the deaths on the Titanic were caused by:

    • A.

      Drowning

    • B.

      Hypothermia

    • C.

      Objects falling on them when the ship sank.

    • D.

      Shark attacks.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hypothermia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce, resulting in a dangerously low body temperature. In the case of the Titanic, the majority of deaths were caused by exposure to the freezing cold water, leading to hypothermia. The frigid temperatures of the North Atlantic Ocean caused rapid heat loss from the victims' bodies, leading to organ failure and ultimately death.

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  • 13. 

    The wreck of the Titanic was located in:

    • A.

      1812.

    • B.

      1865.

    • C.

      1912.

    • D.

      1985.

    Correct Answer
    D. 1985.
    Explanation
    In 1985, the wreck of the Titanic was located. This answer is correct because it accurately states the year in which the wreck was discovered. The Titanic sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg, but it wasn't until 1985 that the wreckage was finally found. This discovery was made by a team led by Dr. Robert Ballard, who used a remotely operated vehicle to explore the depths of the ocean and locate the remains of the ship. The discovery of the Titanic's wreck in 1985 was a significant event in maritime history and provided valuable insights into the tragic sinking of the ship.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following was not a passenger class on the Titanic?

    • A.

      First class

    • B.

      Second class

    • C.

      Third class

    • D.

      Fourth class

    Correct Answer
    D. Fourth class
    Explanation
    The Titanic did not have a fourth class passenger class. The ship had three classes: First class, Second class, and Third class. The first class was for the wealthiest passengers, while the second class was for the middle-class passengers. The third class was for the lower-class passengers, also known as steerage. There was no fourth class on the Titanic.

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  • 15. 

    The abbreviation RMS stands for:

    • A.

      Romeo Mike Sierra.

    • B.

      Royal Mail Ship.

    • C.

      Royal Majesty Service.

    • D.

      Row My Ship.

    Correct Answer
    B. Royal Mail Ship.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Royal Mail Ship." The abbreviation RMS is commonly used to refer to ships that are part of the Royal Mail Ship service. These ships are contracted by the Royal Mail to carry mail and cargo between different ports. The use of the abbreviation "RMS" helps to identify these ships and their purpose.

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  • 16. 

    The temperature (Fahrenheit) of the water when the Titanic sank was?

    • A.

      28 degrees.

    • B.

      48 degrees.

    • C.

      68 degrees.

    • D.

      78 degrees.

    Correct Answer
    A. 28 degrees.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 28 degrees.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following statements is true? 

    • A.

      Most of the passengers on the Titanic were first class.

    • B.

      The most expensive passenger class ticket was third class.

    • C.

      Coal was the fuel burned by the Titanic.

    • D.

      The Titanic was built in New York.

    Correct Answer
    C. Coal was the fuel burned by the Titanic.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Coal was the fuel burned by the Titanic." This statement is true because the Titanic was powered by coal-fired engines. Coal was used as the primary source of fuel to generate steam, which in turn powered the ship's engines and propellers. This was a common practice during the time when the Titanic was built, as coal was readily available and provided the necessary energy for large-scale transportation such as ships.

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  • 18. 

    The cause of the Titanic sinking was:

    • A.

      The ship ignored ice warnings from other ships.

    • B.

      The ship was traveling too fast that night.

    • C.

      The iceberg was not spotted in time to avoid it.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all three statements mentioned in the question are factors that contributed to the sinking of the Titanic. The ship ignored ice warnings from other ships, it was traveling too fast that night, and the iceberg was not spotted in time to avoid it. Each of these factors played a role in the tragedy, leading to the sinking of the Titanic.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is true?

    • A.

      Most of an iceberg can be seen above the water.

    • B.

      Most of an iceberg is under the water.

    • C.

      Men were the first people to go into the lifeboats.

    • D.

      The Titanic was powered by a nuclear reactor.

    Correct Answer
    B. Most of an iceberg is under the water.
    Explanation
    Most of an iceberg is under the water. This is because only about 10% of an iceberg is visible above the surface, while the remaining 90% is submerged underwater. Icebergs are formed from frozen freshwater and can extend deep into the ocean. The visible portion of an iceberg is just the tip, while the majority of its mass lies beneath the waterline. This is an important factor to consider for ships and boats navigating through icy waters to avoid collision with the hidden portion of an iceberg.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is true?

    • A.

      Most people in third class survived.

    • B.

      Most people in third class died.

    • C.

      Most of the Titanic crewmembers died.

    • D.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. B and C
    Explanation
    The given answer states that most people in third class died and most of the Titanic crewmembers died. This implies that the majority of passengers in third class and the crew did not survive the Titanic disaster.

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  • 21. 

    Tom is a first class passenger on the Titanic. Based on the percentages of people who died, Tom:

    • A.

      Has a lesser change of surviving than a crew member.

    • B.

      Has a greater chance of surviving than a third class passenger.

    • C.

      Has the same chance of surviving as a third class passenger.

    • D.

      Has the same chance of surviving as a second class passenger.

    Correct Answer
    B. Has a greater chance of surviving than a third class passenger.
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, it can be inferred that first class passengers on the Titanic had a higher chance of surviving compared to third class passengers. This conclusion is drawn from the statement that Tom, as a first class passenger, has a greater chance of surviving than a third class passenger. The answer suggests that the chances of survival were influenced by the passenger's class on the ship.

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  • 22. 

    Who was president of the United States when the Titanic sank?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • D.

      William Howard Taft

    Correct Answer
    D. William Howard Taft
    Explanation
    William Howard Taft was the president of the United States when the Titanic sank. He served as the 27th president from 1909 to 1913. The sinking of the Titanic occurred on April 15, 1912, during his presidency.

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  • 23. 

    When Titanic sank, it was 300 miles from the coast of:

    • A.

      Ireland

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    D. Canada
    Explanation
    When Titanic sank, it was 300 miles from the coast of Canada. This is because the Titanic was on its way from Southampton, England to New York, United States, and it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The closest landmass to the sinking location was the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

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