1913 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
The British Board of Film Censors receives the authority to
A: Classify and censor films.
General elections are held in what country?
A: In Tasmania.
In the 1913 Ottoman coup d'état, who comes to power?
A: Ismail Enver.
In January, the British House of Lords rejects an Irish
A: Home Rule Bill.
New York City's Grand Central Terminal, having been
rebuilt, reopens as what?
A: The world's largest railroad station.
The 16th Amendment to the United States
ratified, authorizing the Federal government to do what?
A: Impose and collect income taxes.
Beginning of "La Decena Trágica", the rebellion of some
military chiefs against whom?
A: The President of Mexico, Francisco I. Madero.
What are President Francisco I. Madero and Vice President
José María Pino Suárez forced to do?
Pedro Lascuráin serves as President for less than an hour
before who take office?
A: General Victoriano Huerta, leader of the coup.
What two men were assassinated in Mexico?
A: Francisco I. Madero and José María Pino Suárez.
Following the assassination of his rival Song Jiaoren, who
uses military force to dissolve China's parliament and rules as a dictator?
A: Yuan Shikai.
Where does British steamship Calvados disappear?
A: In the Sea of Marmara with 200 on board.
What Parade takes place in Washington, D.C. led by Inez
Milholland on horseback?
A: The Woman Suffrage Parade.
Who succeeds William Howard Taft as President of the United
A: Woodrow Wilson
The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of
Labor are established by splitting the duties of what?
A: The 10-year-old Department of Commerce and Labor.
Where does the British freighter Alum Chine, carrying 343
tons of dynamite, explode?
A: In Baltimore harbor.
Australia begins building the new federal capital of what?
Pancho Villa returns to Mexico from what?
A: His self-imposed exile in the United States.
King George I of Greece is "what" after 50 years on the
He is succeeded by whom?
A: His son Constantine.
Who is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies two
A: Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese nationalist party.
Siege of Adrianople ends when Bulgarian forces take
Adrianople from who?
A: The Ottomans.
What federation is formed in the United States?
A: The United States Soccer Federation.
The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
is passed, dictating what?
A: The direct election of senators.
Designed by Cass Gilbert, the Woolworth Building opens in
New York City, and it is the what?
A: Tallest building in the world at this date.
What first full-length Indian feature film is released,
marking the beginning of the Indian film industry?
A: Raja Harishchandra.
New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for
the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a what?
A: A $100,000,000 donation from John D. Rockefeller.
Who becomes the first person to pilot a 4-engine fixed-wing
A: Igor Sikorsky.
South Africa's first flying school opens in Kimberley to
train pilots for what?
A: The South African Aviation Corps, to become the South African Air Force on 1
Women's suffrage is enacted in what country?
The Arab Congress of 1913 opens, during which Arab
nationalists meet to discuss what?
A: The desired reforms under the Ottoman Empire.
The Parliament of South Africa passes the Natives Land Act,
A: Land ownership for blacks to black territories.
Joseph Cook becomes the 6th Prime Minister of what country?
Romania declares war on what country?
Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the what?
A: The highest temperature recorded in the world as of 2013.
After his airplane fails at an altitude of 900 feet (270
m), aviator Adolphe Pégoud becomes the first what?
A: The first person to bail out to safety from an airplane and land safely.
What statue in Copenhagen, Denmark, is finished?
A: The Little Mermaid.
French aviator Roland Garros crosses what in an airplane
flying from Fréjus, France to Bizerte, Tunisia?
A: the Mediterranean.
The Treaty of Constantinople is signed in Istanbul between
A: The Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Bulgaria.
Pancho Villa's troops take Torreón after a what?
A: A 3-day battle, when government troops retreat.
HMS Queen Elizabeth is launched at Portsmouth Dockyard as
the first what?
A: Oil-fired battleship.
Who is elected president of Mexico?
A: Victoriano Huerta.
The Ford Motor Company introduces the first what?
A: Moving assembly line, reducing chassis assembly time from 12½ hours in
October to 2 hours, 40 minutes.
The Federal Reserve System is created as the what?
A: The central banking system of the United States.
The Camel cigarette brand is introduced by R. J. Reynolds
in the United States, and it is the first what?
A: Packaged cigarettes.