Will Your Heart Go On With This 'Titanic' Quiz?


By: J.P. Naomi

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About This Quiz

The movie "Titanic" was based on a real cruise ship that went by the same name, but you probably already knew that. However, we bet there is plenty you don't know about the famous ship.

The RMS Titanic, which took more than two years to build at a cost of $7.5 million (or more than $194 million in today's dollars), was launched from Southampton in England on April 10, 1912. It sank just days later, during the early morning hours of April 15.

The ship was billed as unsinkable, having been constructed to 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 the ship struck the evening of April 14, 1912, breached five of those compartments, flooding the ship and ultimately sinking it. Because the ship was thought to be unsinkable, not much thought was put into lifeboats and survival drills. There weren't enough lifeboats for all the passengers and crew members, and the ship's captain did not conduct survival drills with those on board.

The movie "Titanic" was based on this real-life tragedy. Think you can ace this quiz about the movie -- or will you sink along with the ship? Answer these questions to find out!

Jack Dawson was a talented ________.

Jack's talent as an artist impresses Rose, who asks him to sketch her in the nude. Actress Kate Winslet has said she's "haunted" by that sketch, which fans ask her to sign copies of even years after the movie's release.


How does Rose end up with the "Heart of the Ocean" necklace in the end?

Rose finds the necklace in Cal's coat, which he took off and gave to her at one point, forgetting he had put the necklace in one of the coat's pockets. Rose discovers the necklace while standing on the rescue ship where all Titanic survivors were taken.


An older Rose throws something into the ocean at the end of the movie. What was it?

A much older Rose drops the "Heart of the Ocean" necklace into the Atlantic Ocean, bringing closure to a decades-long love story she had kept hidden even from her own family. The older Rose was played by Gloria Stuart.


Who is Rose supposed to marry?

Caledon, or Cal, Hockley was Rose's fiance in the movie. This fictitious character was played by Billy Zane, who is known for taking on villainous roles. He was reportedly cast for the role of Cal after the director of "Titanic" watched him perform in "The Phantom."


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

Rose tells the officer her last name is Dawson, in memory of Jack though they never had the chance to marry. In real life, there was actually a "J. Dawson" aboard the Titanic. The man's name was Joseph Dawson.


Which famous artist sang "My Heart Will Go On," the movie's theme song?

Celine Dion sang "My Heart Will Go On," which became the No. 1 selling single in the world in 1998. Dion reportedly had to be persuaded by her husband to record the song, which she did in one take. It turned out to be her greatest hit.


Finish this line from the theme song to the movie: "Every night in my dreams, I ________."

"Every night in my dreams / I see you, I feel you / That is how I know you go on ..." are the opening words to "My Heart Will Go On," the theme song for "Titanic." The song won both an Oscar and Golden Globe.


How is Jack able to board the Titanic?

Jack wins a hand while playing Poker against a couple of guys who had bet their travel tickets. The win allows Jack and a buddy of his to board the Titanic and travel by third class.


After their first-class dinner, Rose joins Jack for a _______ in the third-class cabin.

No longer inhibited by the social etiquettes of her high-class upbringing, Rose dances the night away. She impresses the men in the third-class cabin by standing on the tips of her toes.


Where was the Titanic headed?

The RMS Titanic was headed for New York City, having set sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England. Of the more than 2,200 passengers and crew members aboard the Titanic, only about 700 survived the ship's sinking.


Who tries to jump from the stern of the ship?

Rose is standing at the stern, contemplating suicide to avoid marrying Cal, when Jack appears and convinces her not to jump. However, she slips and nearly plummets to her death but is saved by Jack.


How does Jack die?

Jack dies of hypothermia after spending the night mostly submerged in the freezing ocean water. Only his head rests against a wooden board which Rose lies on to stay afloat.


Who is the lead male actor in the movie?

Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of Jack Dawson, the beloved protagonist. DiCaprio was 23 when "Titanic" came out and quickly went from being a teen heartthrob to one of Hollywood's leading men. He won his first Oscar in 2016 for his performance in "The Revenant."


Per policy, which passengers were loaded onto the lifeboats first?

Women and children were loaded onto the lifeboats first. The Titanic was stocked with only 20 lifeboats — enough to transport about 1,200 people while the ship had about 2,200 people on board. The boats also weren't filled to capacity. Otherwise, more lives could have been saved.


What's the date of the drawing that was recovered from the Titanic?

In the movie, Jack sketches a nude portrait of Rose on April 14, 1912. Later that evening, the ship would hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The real RMS Titanic sank in the wee hours of April 15, 1912.


"I'm the _______ of the world!"

Jack exclaims he's the "king of the world" from the bow of the ship, as he envisions the adventures that lie ahead. An avid traveler, Jack was celebrating his voyage back to the United States.


Titanic was called the "Ship of ________".

It was known as the "Ship of Dreams." In the movie, the older Rose notes that "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."


Fill in the blank from this line: "Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your ______ girls. Wearing this... Wearing ONLY this."

Rose asks Jack to draw her in the nude, like one of his "French girls," while wearing the "Heart of the Ocean" necklace. The nude drawing was the first scene that was filmed for the movie.


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

Jack joins the folks in first class for dinner the next evening, where his transient lifestyle is questioned. He responds, "I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen ... Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people."


Which member of the first class is looked down upon by other first-class passengers?

Margaret "Molly" Brown is looked down upon by the affluent because of the wealth she came upon late in life. The real-life Brown became known as "the unsinkable" because of her fighting spirit. She helped other passengers onto lifeboats and encouraged them to keep rowing until they were rescued.


What does Jack teach Rose to do early on in their encounters?

Rose jokingly tells Jack she wants him to teach her "to spit like a man" and is surprised when he actually goes over the technique. To her horror, however, her mother walks by during this lesson.


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

Molly Brown lends Jack her son's tuxedo, observing that the two are about the same size. Besides Rose, Molly is the only other member of high society aboard the Titanic who is friendly toward Jack.


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

Fabrizio De Rossi is the name of Jack's trusted buddy who joins him aboard the Titanic. He was played by actor and director Danny Nucci, who was born in Austria but grew up in Italy.


Name the movie's lead actress.

Kate Winslet played the role of Rose Dewitt Bukater, for which she received an Oscar nomination. It would be another 11 years, however, before she would win her first Oscar — for her performance in "The Reader."


Who was the captain of the Titanic?

Capt. Edward John Smith, played by Bernard Hill, was in charge of the Titanic. He was a member of the British Royal Naval Reserve before being tapped to take the helm of the Titanic. His nickname was "Millionaire's Captain" because he was popular with affluent travelers.


Who was the ship's builder?

Thomas Andrews, portrayed in the film by Victor Garber, was the chief architect of the Titanic. It's said that he wanted the Titanic to be stocked with more lifeboats in case of an emergency, but his recommendation was ignored. Andrews was on board the ship when it sank.


Where is Jack from originally?

Jack grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wis. At one point in the movie, he tells Rose about a time he went ice fishing on Lake Wissota near his hometown. This was historically inaccurate as Lake Wissota, a manmade body of water, did not exist until 1917 — several years after the sinking of the Titanic.


What is the name of Rose's mom?

Ruth is played by actress Frances Fisher, who reportedly cried when she saw the premier of "Titanic" in London and had to borrow a doilie from Prince Charles' chair to wipe her tears.


Complete this sentence: Jack promises Rose she'll die an old lady, "_________."

Jack assures Rose she'll live a long life and die "warm in her bed." He also makes her promise him to never give up. "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," he says.


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

The movie starts with "Brock Lovett," played by Bill Paxton, and his team aboard a research vessel in search of the sunken Titanic. They eventually bring on board their vessel a much older "Rose," who tells them her love story.


Complete this line: "A woman's heart is a deep ocean of _____."

"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets," an older Rose tells her granddaughter and Brock Lovett after sharing her love story. "I've never spoken of [Jack] until now... Not to anyone... Not even your grandfather... But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me ..."


In what year was the movie released?

The film was released in December 1997, grossing $28.6 million at the Box Office during opening weekend. Worldwide, the movie, which cost an estimated $200 million to make, has grossed over $2 billion.


Who directed the movie?

James Cameron was the director of "Titanic." He also wrote and produced the movie, and gave up the $8 million salary he would have received as director when the filming of the movie ran over budget.


How old is Rose when she boards the Titanic?

Rose is a 17-year-old aristocrat when she meets and falls in love with Jack, who is poor yet street smart. They're drawn to each other's adventurous spirit, and Jack comments on Rose's "fiery" spirit.


What's the story behind the "Heart of the Ocean" necklace that Cal gives to Rose?

This fictitious piece of jewelry had once been worn by King Louis the XVI, according to the storyline. Rose receives the 56-carat blue diamond necklace called the "Heart of the Ocean" from Cal as an engagement gift.


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