Pub quiz questions

  1. Which virus killed more people a the end of World War I than died in the fighting?
    Influenza/flu

  2. What was launched in 1910 as the sister organisation to the Boy Scouts?
    Girl Guides
    Leisure(2) 1910s(2)

  3. What was the 1914 Eagle the first example of from the Rolls-Royce factory?
    Aircraft engine

  4. Which what sort of films was Tom Mix associated?
    Westerns
    336 films between 1910 and 1935

  5. What name did George V adopt in 1917 when he realised Saxe-Coburg-Gotha sounded a bit too German?
    Windsor

  6. Which expedition leader was narrowly beaten to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen in 1912?
    Robert Falcon Scott
    History(2) 1910s(2)

  7. What plant disease was first described in Holland in 1919?
    Dutch elm disease
    Biology(4) Nature(4) 1910s(4)

  8. What annual horse race saw the death of suffragette Emily Davison?
    The (Epsom) Derby
    Died 4 June 1913

  9. Which Cunard ocean liner was sunk by German torpedoes on 7 May 1915?
    RMS Lusitania
    History(7) Travel(7) 1910s(7)

  10. What did Emily Davison have in her pocket to suggest she didn't intend killing herself under the hooves of the King's horse?
    A return train ticket
    4 June 1913