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1913 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz questions and answers about things that happened in the year 1913.

 

1913 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

The British Board of Film Censors receives the authority to do what?
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 what?
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 Constitution is 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?
A:  Resign.

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 States?
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?
A: Canberra.

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 throne?
A: Assassinated.

He is succeeded by whom?
A: His son Constantine.

Who is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies two days later?
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 aircraft?
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 February 1920.

Women's suffrage is enacted in what country?
A: Norway.

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, limiting what?
A: Land ownership for blacks to black territories.

Joseph Cook becomes the 6th Prime Minister of what country?
A: Australia.

Romania declares war on what country?
A: Bulgaria.

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 who?
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.