Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire occur?
    • A. 

      April 1, 1879

    • B. 

      March 25, 1911

    • C. 

      March 28, 1901

    • D. 

      March 31 1869

    • E. 

      April 4, 1950

  • 2. 
    Who owned the company?
    • A. 

      Luke Henkels

    • B. 

      Ronald McDonald

    • C. 

      Bob Harris and Eddie Foster

    • D. 

      Max Blanck and Isaac Harris

    • E. 

      Luis and Jeffery Vermont

  • 3. 
    What happened to the fire escape?
    • A. 

      Twisted and fell

    • B. 

      Blew up

    • C. 

      Broke into pieces

    • D. 

      Got caught on fire

    • E. 

      There was no fire escape

  • 4. 
    What did some people do who were trapped in some rooms?
    • A. 

      Ate their last snack

    • B. 

      Finished their projects

    • C. 

      Went to the upper levels

    • D. 

      Jumped out the windows

    • E. 

      Tried to put out the fire

  • 5. 
    Approximantly how many people died?
    • A. 

      138

    • B. 

      145

    • C. 

      256

    • D. 

      238

    • E. 

      10

  • 6. 
    The workers were paid as little as $6 a/an _____.
    • A. 

      Day

    • B. 

      Hour

    • C. 

      Month

    • D. 

      Year

    • E. 

      Week

  • 7. 
    What caused the fire?
    • A. 

      Faulty wiring

    • B. 

      A lit match

    • C. 

      The sewing machine's engines

    • D. 

      No one knows

    • E. 

      Someone burned things in the basement

  • 8. 
    What floor had no idea of the fire until it was too late?
    • A. 

      The 10th floor

    • B. 

      The 9th floor

    • C. 

      The 8th floor

    • D. 

      The 7th floor

    • E. 

      The 6th floor

  • 9. 
    What did the factory make?
    • A. 

      Men's shirts

    • B. 

      Hats

    • C. 

      Shoes

    • D. 

      Women's blouses

    • E. 

      Women's hats

  • 10. 
    Where did the fire occur?
    • A. 

      Minnesota

    • B. 

      Utah

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Florida

    • E. 

      New York