Will Your Heart Go On with This Titanic Quiz?


By: J.P. Naomi

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Don't freeze up on this quiz. Test your "Titanic" knowledge.

The movie "Titanic" was based on the real-life cruise ship of the same name, but you probably already knew that (yeah, most people do). However, we bet there are tons of stuff you don't know about the ship that was billed as unsinkable. Of course, these factoids won't help you on this quiz, but we certainly can't give you all the answers.

The RMS Titanic was launched from Liverpool, UK, in early April 1912. It sank on April 15, 1912, a mere 13 days after launch. The Titanic took more than two years to build at the cost of $7.5 million (that's more than $300 million in today's money). Not a good expenditure, given that it lasted only two weeks.

The ship was billed as unsinkable, having been constructed using a design that would withstand a breach of four of the ship's 16 watertight compartments. Unfortunately, for the builders of the Titanic and the passengers she carried, the iceberg that the ship struck on the evening of April 14, 1912, breached five of those compartments, flooding the ship and bringing it down. Because the ship was thought unsinkable, there wasn't much thought put into lifeboats and survival drills. There were not enough lifeboats for all passengers and crew, and the ship's captain did not conduct survival drills with the passengers.

Although this was all bad news for the Titanic, it made for a great movie.

Let's see if you can ace this quiz.

"Every night in my dreams, I ________."

This is the opening lyric to the famous theme song to Titanic.


What is the theme song to Titanic?

This was the only song on the soundtrack with singing, the rest are all instrumental.


Which famous singer sings the theme song My Heart Will Go On?

It is said that Celine needed to be persuaded by her husband to record this song, otherwise she may not have done it!


In which year was the release of Titanic?

The film was released on December 19, 1997. Production began two years prior in 1995!


Who is the lead male actor in Titanic?

Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, California.


Who is the lead actress in Titanic?

Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born on October 5, 1975.


What is the name of Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Titanic?

Jack Dawson is a fictional character on the Titanic - as opposed to some actually historical characters portrayed in Titanic.


_______ DeWitt Bukater is portrayed by Kate Winslet.

Rose is 17 years old in Titanic.


Who is Rose being forced to marry in Titanic?

Caledon Hockley is 30 years old, making him 13 years Rose's senior.


How does Jack gain access to sail on the Titanic?

Jack was playing cards and won the hand with the lucky ticket. He rushed to make it onto the boat.


Who tries to jump from the stern of the ship?

Rose wants to commit suicide to avoid marrying Cal, but Jack comes to her rescue.


As a reward for saving his fiance, what does Cal do for Jack?

Jack joins the folks in first class for dinner where Jack and Rose develop their friendship further.


What did Cal give to Rose as an engagement present?

This was a rare and very special necklace - fictional of course!


What color was the Heart of the Ocean necklace?

This blue diamond necklace was originally owned by Louis XVI and cut into a heart shape after the French Revolution.


What is the name of Rose's mom?

Ruth is played by actress Frances Fisher.


Jack Dawson is a talented ________.

Rose eventually asks him to draw a sketch of her!


What is the name of the treasure hunter behind the search for the real Titanic?

Brock Lovett and his team are aboard a research vessel called Akademik Mstislav Keldysh.


What is the date of the drawing that was recovered from the Titanic?

The real RMS Titanic sank on the early morning of April 15, 1912.


Where was the Titanic headed?

It had left on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England.


After their first class dinner, Rose secretly joins Jack at a _______ in the third class.

They drank beer and danced together!


After partying and dancing, Jack and Rose find themselves in a ______ where things get hot and heavy!

They sneak into a car in the cargo holding area and fog up the windows!


"_______, right ahead!"

Lookout Frederick Fleet exclaims this phrase to 6th Officer Moody.


Who should load onto the boats first?

Chaos erupted when trying to load passengers onto the boats.


What is the name of Jack's friend who boards the Titanic with him?

"We're a couple of regular swells."


"I'm the _______ of the world!"

Jack exclaims this from the front of the boat, so excited to be on the Titanic!


"Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your ______ girls. Wearing this... Wearing ONLY this."

Rose wants him to draw her in the nude, wearing only the Heart of the Ocean necklace.


What name does Rose give the immigration officer upon reaching the United States?

Though they never officially married, she loved him with all her heart.


Who is the Captain of the Titanic?

The captain, meant as a historical character, was played by Bernard Hill.


Which member of the first class was often scoffed at and looked down upon by other members of the first class?

Margaret "Molly" Brown is a historical character who was looked down upon because of her sudden wealth.


Who lends Jack a dinner jacket for his first class dinner?

Molly is friendly to Jack, unlike other members of the first class.


Who was the ship's builder?

Thomas Andrews knew the ins and outs of the Titanic. He was portrayed in the film by Victor Garber.


Who was the director of Titanic?

James Cameron not only directed, but he wrote and produced Titanic as well. He was fascinated by shipwrecks.


Titanic was called the "Ship of ________".

"It's been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was."


How does Jack die?

The water was just too cold for him to survive.


Jack promises Rose that she will die an old lady, "_________".

"Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me... it brought me to you. And I'm thankful for that, Rose. I'm thankful. You must do me this honor. Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise."


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