Questions With Answers  >  1910s Trivia   >  1914 Trivia

1911 Trivia       1912 Trivia        1913 Trivia        1914 Trivia       1915 Trivia        1916 Trivia        1917 Trivia        1918 Trivia        1919 Trivia       

 
 

1914 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz and answers about things that happened in the year 1914.

 

1914 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line in the United States starts services between  where?
A: St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida, becoming the first airline to provide scheduled regular commercial passenger services with heavier-than-air aircraft.

Who is the first airline passenger?
A: Abram C. Pheil, mayor of St. Petersburg.

How many people turn out to witness the first departure?
A: and over 3,000 people.

In January, Ford Motor Company announces what?
A: An eight-hour workday and a daily wage of $5.

What fraternity is founded by African American students at Howard University in Washington, D.C.?
A: The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

What volcano in Japan begins to erupt, becoming effusive after a very large earthquake on January 13?
A: The Sakurajima volcano.

Who makes his film début in the comedy short Making a Living?
A: Charlie Chaplin.

 

Release of what Charlie Chaplin film?
A: The Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice.

The Luxembourg national football team has its first victory, beating who 5–4 in a friendly match, for the first and only time in football history?
A: France.

What film is released starring  Mary Pickford?
A:  Hearts Adrift.

In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect what?
A: The copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the "what" is put into place?
A: Lincoln Memorial.

Who steps down as Prime Minister of Sweden in the aftermath of the Courtyard crisis?
A: Karl Staaff.

The Republic of China joins what?
A: The Universal Postal Union.

 

Who arrives in Albania to begin his reign?
A: Prince William of Wied.

What does suffragette Mary Richardson do in London's National Gallery with a meat chopper?
A: She damages Velázquez' painting Rokeby Venus.

On Saint Patrick's Day Green beer is invented by whom and displayed at the Schnorrer Club of Morrisania in the Bronx, New York?
A: Dr. Thomas H. Curtin.

Belgian surgeon Albert Hustin makes the first successful non-direct what?
A: Blood transfusion, using anticoagulants.

Who arrives in Easter Island to make the first true study of it?
A: Katherine Routledge and her husband.

Canadian Margaret C. MacDonald is appointed Matron-in-Chief of the Canadian Nursing service band and becomes the first woman in the British Empire to do what?
A: To reach the rank of major.

What professional architecture fraternity, is founded in the Hotel Sherman in Chicago?
A: Alpha Rho Chi.

 

The Colorado National Guard attacks a what?
A: A tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

President Woodrow Wilson asks the United States Congress to use "what" in reaction to the Tampico Affair?
A: military force in Mexico.

Exposition Internationale is held where?
A: At Lyon (France).

What does Woodrow Wilson sign?
A: A Mother's Day proclamation.

The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes what?
A: Irish Home Rule.

What ocean liner sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with 1,012 lives being lost?
A: RMS Empress of Ireland.

The ocean liner RMS Aquitania makes her what?
A: Maiden voyage.

 

Woodrow Wilson's envoy Edward Mandell House meets with whom?
A: Kaiser Wilhelm II.

The Brazilian Football Confederation is founded, with  whom as its first president?
A: Álvaro Zamith.

Pittsburgh Pirate Honus Wagner becomes the first baseball player in the 20th century with what?
A: 3000 career hits.

Ottoman Greeks in Phocaea are massacred by whom?
A: Turkish troops.

19-year-old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinates whom?
A: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Duchess Sophie.

Who attempts and fails to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia?
A: Khioniya Guseva.

The German Kaiser announces what?
A: That he will not attend the Archduke's funeral.

 

4 people are killed in New York City when an anarchist bomb intended to kill whom explodes prematurely in the plotters' apartment?
A: John D. Rockefeller.

Baseball legend Babe Ruth makes his major league debut with what team?
A: The Boston Red Sox.

USS Nevada, the United States Navy's first "what" battleship, is launched?
A: Super-dreadnought.

What happens to Supreme Court of the United States justice Horace H. Lurton?
A: He succumbs to a heart attack at age 70.

What Corps of the United States Army is formed?
A: The Signal Corps.

Gandhi leaves South Africa for the last time, sailing out of where?
A: Cape Town for England on board the SS Kinfauns Castle.

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia by telegram and its army does what?
A: Bombards Belgrade.

 

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia orders a what?
A: A partial mobilization against Austria-Hungary.

In Massachusetts, the new Cape Cod Canal opens, shortening the trip between New York and Boston by 66 miles, but also what?
A: It turns Cape Cod into an island.

In July, Austrian warships bombard what?
A: Belgrade, capital of Serbia.

The German Empire declares war on the whom?
A: Russian Empire.

Germany declares war on what Russian ally?
A: France.