How much do you know about 1912?

How much do you know about 1912?

 QUESTIONS.

1. Which U.S. state becomes the 47th state in the union?

2. In Britain a new military service is formed.What is it called?

3. Polish born American biochemist Casimir Funk introduces a new word into the

medical lexicon.What is it?

4. Which collection of letters is adopted as the universal symbol of distress?

5. What dubious archaelogical artefact is discovered by Charles Dawson in S.E

England?

6. The liner SS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sinks on her

maiden voyage. By which shipping line was she owned?

7. And what is the name of the liner, the first on the scene, which picks up

survivors?

8. Which British explorer reaches the South Pole but loses his life during the

return journey?

9. Morocco becomes a protectorate of which major power?

10. Fifth Olympic Games opens in which city?

11. Which Swedish playwright dies, at the age of 63?

12. What is the name of the new ballet by Igor Stravinsky, performed this year?

13. Which French born actress plays the title role in the film Queen Elizabeth? 

14. What is the name of the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, who dies this year?

15. Which Democrat candidate wins the U.S. presidential elections?




ANSWERS.

1. New Mexico. 2.The Royal Flying Corps. 3.Vitamins. 4. SOS. 5.‘Piltdown Man’. 6.

White Star. 7. S.S Carpathia. 8. Robert Falcon Scott. 9. France. 10. Stockholm. 11.

August Strindberg. 12. Petruschka. 13. Sarah Bernhardt. 14. Joseph Lister. 15.

Woodrow Wilson

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