1910s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1910s?
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What ship famously sank after hitting an iceberg?
RMS Titanic
What canal was completed in 1914?
Panama Canal
What epidemic killed more than 3% of the world's population?
Spanish Flu
What group of people were the victims of genocide in the Ottoman Empire?
Armenians
What illegal practice was advocated by Margaret Sanger?
Birth Control
Who was assassinated in Sarajevo?
Franz Ferdinand
What communist faction came to power in Russia?
Bolshevik
Who was President of the United States for most of the decade?
Woodrow Wilson
What "lost" city of the Incas was rediscovered?
Machu Picchu
What playwright wrote "Pygmalion"?
George Bernard Shaw
What ballet by Igor Stravinsky shocked audiences when it premiered in 1913?
The Rite of Spring
What Native American athlete won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon?
Jim Thorpe
What movie by D.W. Griffith glorified the Ku Klux Klan?
The Birth of a Nation
What yellow-brown chemical weapon was used, first by the Germans,
but later by the Allies?
Mustard Gas
What oil baron became the first dollar billionaire?
John D. Rockefeller
What treaty officially ended WWI between Germany and the Allies?
Treaty of Versailles
What song featured the lyrics "from glen to glen, and down the mountain side"?
Danny Boy
What Polish/French woman won a Nobel Prize for chemistry?
Marie Curie
What was the nickname of pilot Manfred von Richthofen?
The Red Baron
What British adventurer fought in the Arab Revolt?
T. E. Lawrence
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2015
For the song lyrics I was trying to think of every war song from that era I could - The Caisson Song, Over There, etc. Never would have thought of the beautiful "Danny Boy".
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Level 66
Aug 19, 2015
I was about to get on my high horse about Danny Boy actually being called the Londonderry Air, but when I looked up Londonderry Air on Wikipedia I discovered that the melody is called Londonderry Air. Danny Boy was a separate song originally written with a different melody in 1910, and only put to the music it is so well known by today, in 1913. I learn something new every day!
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Level 78
Oct 2, 2016
Same thing here. That's why I enjoy these quizzes so much. Adding to my wealth of completely useless information. Except when on this site. Then it's invaluable.
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Level 41
Aug 19, 2015
Please accept abortion/abortions for Margaret Sanger.
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Level 79
Aug 19, 2015
Actually, she didn't favour abortions but much preferred the use of contraceptives, athough she wanted abortions to be safe. Her enemies linked her to abortions because they wanted to discredit her and her work.
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Level ∞
Mar 6, 2017
Contraception would have worked
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Level ∞
Sep 14, 2017
Contraceptives will work now
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2020
Cooldrive: Margaret Sanger was a great woman and humanitarian. You've been fed ridiculous lies by whatever anti-abortion websites you frequent.
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Level 55
Jul 16, 2020
Kalbahamut, she was an racist who wanted to "weed out" minorities from America.
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Level 74
Jul 16, 2020
"Family planning" worked on another recently featured quiz. Not on this one...
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Level 80
Jul 17, 2020
haggy: source?
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Level 62
Aug 12, 2017
I agree that abortion should be there. She started planned parenthood and targeted abortion and birth control toward undesirables ( according to her). She was also very racist. So I tried abortion and racism.
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Level ∞
Sep 14, 2017
I was curious so I looked this up. Here's what Wikipedia says:
Consequently, she rejected race and ethnicity as determining factors.[115] Instead she stressed limiting the number of births to live within one’s economic ability to raise and support healthy children. This would lead to a betterment of society and the human race.[116] Sanger’s view put her at odds with leading American eugenicists, such as Charles Davenport who took a racist view of inherited traits. She continually rejected their approach.[117]
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2020
This is completely wrong. More lies.
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2020
More lies and conspiracy theories.
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Level 55
Jul 16, 2020
She was actually against abortion, but she did in fact want to limit the population of African Americans through birth control.
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Level 65
Jul 16, 2020
This is a misrepresentation. She did not want to "limit" the African-American population any more than she wanted to limit any other other population. What she advocated was that people should have children only when they want to -- i.e., they can decide with birth control when they will get pregnant. She said at points that this should apply *as well* to African-Americans. She was highlighting them because they were often left out of social programs at the time (I can't imagine why). The sentiment was "everyone should be having fewer babies, because people should only have babies when they want and can comfortably support them. That includes African-Americans, even though we always leave them out." And some enterprising propagandist turned that into "Margaret Sanger said we need to limit the African-American population through birth control."
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Level 65
Jul 16, 2020
I'd also add that, in addition to being inaccurate, this criticism about Sanger being racist gets under my skin because it's always intended as a swipe at the merits of Planned Parenthood and contraception. "Planned Parenthood is bad because its founder was racist." I have some unfortunate news for you: the Founding Fathers were racist as hell. They owned human beings as property because they felt entitled to control a supposedly inferior race. Whatever Sanger is accused of doing to African-Americans pales in comparison to what was done to them by almost every historical American figure from the 1700s. I say this not to indict those figures, but to point out that the quality of an institution and the sins of its founders are totally separate issues. And I am not inviting a debate on the merits of Planned Parenthood because we all know how that will go. Just saying (at the appropriate time and place, which is not here and now), judge the institution by what it does now.
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Level 80
Jul 17, 2020
Sanger did not want women to be slaves to their husbands treated as little more than baby factories. She saw the enormous strain that having huge families had on poor families in America and wanted to help them. She saw how women had very little choice in whether or not they would be required to produce children, as they had no control over their own bodies (could not deny their husbands whatever they wanted, and even giving out information on birth control was illegal in the country at the time). Any efforts on her part to educate minority women on birth control was meant to help elevate those women out of the shackles of poverty. The people who want to smear her reputation, because of, as jmellor pointed out, the ridiculous logical fallacy that somehow if the founder of Planned Parenthood was bad then the organization itself must be bad, spread all sorts of vicious libelous nonsense about the woman.
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Level 56
Sep 12, 2017
"Who was President of the United States for most of the decade?" what?
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Level 58
Sep 12, 2017
Um...what "what"?
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Level 83
Sep 12, 2017
The question's very straightforward. Who was the President of the United States during most of the 1910s? Why is that confusing?
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2020
English mustn't be your first language!
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Level 62
Jul 16, 2020
What's wrong? It's a straightforward question.
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Level 56
Sep 12, 2017
Just to mention, when Maria Skłodowska was born, there was no Poland at the time - it was divided by Russia, Germany and Austria. But she was Polish and claimed it all the life
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Level 63
Sep 12, 2017
please, accept Iprit and Yprite for mustard gas, since these forms are also valid in English and more common than "mustard gas" in some languages
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Level 78
Sep 12, 2017
It was many years after I finished school that I learned of the Armenian genocide of this era. Once you learn about it, it's staggering that it is so largely unknown. From what I understand, Turkey refuses to call it genocide, which would go some way to explaining why it doesn't seem to get the attention you would assume it would. Especially since it seems to have laid the blueprint for how Nazi Germany conducted its genocide years later.
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Level 80
Sep 13, 2017
"Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" -Hitler, August 1939
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Level 52
Apr 19, 2018
Excuse me, but mustard gas was both colorless and odorless: it was chlorine gas that was yellow-brown.
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Level ∞
Jan 3, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustard_gas
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Level 56
Jul 16, 2020
"roter Baron" should be a type in for Manfred von Richthofen as he was German and it's his nickname in German too.
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2020
shouldn't Greeks and Assyrians be accepted as answers for groups targeted for genocide in the ottoman empire?
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Level 66
Jul 18, 2020
The US has only recognised the Armenian Genocide, and that just recently, a couple of years ago. Turkish military strength makes the West really "cautious". The British still refuse to recognise the Genocide.
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2020
Mustard gas is known as yperite in my country.
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Level 53
Jul 16, 2020
For contraceptives, please accept rubbers.
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Level 75
Jul 17, 2020
There's more to birth control than condoms
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Level 80
Jul 17, 2020
Sanger advocated for sex education. That was her main thing. It was illegal to give out information on this in the United States (and many other places) at this time, and she and her associates were jailed for this multiple times. She also imported and distributed condoms and other contraceptives. But mostly she wanted to educate women on sexual health and different ways to avoid getting pregnant and to enjoy sex without the fear or burden of pregnancy. She also pushed for and secured funding for research into oral contraceptives for women which led to the invention of the birth control pill. She founded Planned Parenthood and led the organization until her 80s, disseminating sexual education materials all over the world.
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Level 43
Jul 18, 2020
I had no idea birth control had once been illegal.
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Level 65
Jul 24, 2020
"What Native American athlete won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon?" At what competition?