You'll Only Ace This "Titanic" Trivia Quiz If You Owned The Two-Box Set


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About This Quiz

Think you know everything there is to know about "Titanic"? Let's see if you can ace this quiz.

The movie "Titanic" was born of director James Cameron's obsession with real-life shipwrecks. Cameron wanted to explore the wreck of the RMS Titanic, and he was willing to make a movie to get to do so. Cameron presented the movie to investors as Romeo and Juliet on the Titanic, and the rest is history.

This big budget blockbuster, grossing more than $2 billion, presents us here at How Stuff Works with a wealth of quiz question fodder. For instance, did you know that Jeremy Sisto and Winona Ryder were actually considered for the roles of Jack and Rose? Did you know that filming the movie cost more than the building of the actual ship (even after adjusted for inflation)? Did you know that Kate Winslet actually suffered from hypothermia during filming?  And, did you know that Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet couldn't always hold their water when they were in the water, if you know what we mean? If you knew all of this, you just might know enough about the real ship and the movie to ace this quiz.

Think you can hold water with other Titanic fans? Take this quiz to find out.

What was the name of Jack's love interest in the movie?

Jack's love interest was Rose. The character of Rose was played by Kate Winslet.


What made the Titanic sink?

The Titanic hit an iceberg. The iceberg tore a gash in the hull of the ship. There is also abundant evidence of defects in the construction of the hull.


What kind of jewel was featured in the movie?

The movie featured a blue diamond. The jewel was called The Heart of the Ocean.


What actor played the builder of the Titanic?

Victor Garber played Thomas Andrews. Andrews was the builder of the Titanic. In the movie, he went down with the ship, but in real life, he evacuated at the last moment.


The real Titanic sank in what year?

The real Titanic sank in 1912. The ship was hailed as unsinkable.


The famous jewel in the movie was called what?

The famous jewel in the movie was called the Heart of the Ocean. It was a blue diamond.


Who sang the theme song for the movie?

Celine Dion sang the theme song for the movie. The song was called "My Heart Will Go On."


How did Rose and Jack meet?

Rose was contemplating suicide, and Jack talked her out of it. Rose did not want to marry Cal.


How did Rose come to own the Heart of the Ocean?

Cal gave Rose the Heart of the Ocean as an engagement present. The jewel was a blue diamond.


Who played the character of Jack?

Leonardo DiCaprio played the character of Jack. Jack's full name was Jack Dawson.


What happens to the Heart of the Ocean?

Rose drops the Heart of the Ocean into the ocean. She kept it a secret.


The movie was released in what year?

The movie was released in 1997. It was directed by James Cameron.


Who played the character of Rose?

Kate Winslet played the character of Rose. Rose's full name was Rose DeWitt Bukater.


Director James Cameron pitched the movie as an oceanic _______ _____ _______.

Cameron pitched the movie as Romeo and Juliet on the Titanic. Cameron was long obsessed with real shipwrecks.


True or False? Rose's fiance, Cal, survived the sinking of the Titanic.

This is true. Cal survived the sinking of the Titanic only to commit suicide in the 1929 stock market crash.


What Titanic cast member was alive when the actual Titanic sank?

Gloria Stuart was alive when the actual Titanic sank. Stuart played old Rose, and she was born in 1910.


How did Jack die?

Jack died of hypothermia. Movie critics argue that Jack could have lived.


Who directed 'Titanic?'

James Cameron directed "Titanic." The movie was released in 1997.


Who was Rose traveling with?

Rose was traveling with her mother and her fiance, Cal Hockley. The character of Cal was played by Billy Zane.


The real Titanic was a ship of what organization?

The real Titanic was a White Star Line ship. It was billed as unsinkable.


True or False? The shots of the sunken Titanic were real.

This is true. Director James Cameron began filming the movie by shooting the real sunken ship.


The Titanic sank in what ocean?

The Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean. The movie was filmed mostly in the Pacific Ocean.


Which of the following was NOT a fictional character in the movie?

Molly Brown was an actual person who was a passenger on the Titanic when it sank in 1912. Brown was played by actress Kathy Bates.


What actress was considered for the role of Rose?

Madonna, Kidman and Foster were all considered for the role of Rose. Cameron Diaz, Sharon Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow were also considered.


Which cost more: the movie or the ship?

The movie cost more to make. The movie cost $200 million. The ship cost $7.5 million. Even after adjusting for inflation, the movie cost more.


What other actor was considered for the part of Jack?

Pitt, Sisto and Cruise were all considered for the role of Jack. Matthew McConaughey was also considered.


Whose hands were seen drawing Rose in the movie?

It was actually Cameron's hands that were seen in the movie drawing Rose. The drawing was sold at auction.


How much did the film earn?

The movie grossed more than $2 billion. Director James Cameron has made the two highest grossing films in history: "Titanic" and "Avatar."


In what year was the movie released in 3-D?

The movie was released in 3-D in 2012. 2017 was the 20th anniversary release.


How old was Kate Winslet when she filmed Titanic?

Winslet was 19 when she filmed Titanic. Rose, the character she played, was 17.


The Titanic was built where?

The Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland. It was registered in Liverpool, UK.


How many Oscars did the movie win?

The movie won 11 Oscars. One of the Oscars was for Best Picture.


Where was the movie filmed?

The movie was filmed in Mexico. The movie was filmed at Fox Baja Studios.


Where was the film first released?

The movie was first released at the Tokyo Film Festival. It was predicted to fail in the US.


As a decoy, the movie was called what before it was released?

As a decoy, the movie was called "Planet Ice" before it was released. The decoy title was designed to fool other studios.


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