Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 16, 2012

RMS TITANIC 100th ANNIVERSARY

RMS TITANIC 100TH ANNIVERSARY

  1. How many people have already bought tickets to see the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast?
  2. What passengers occupied…a. The third class? b. The first class?
  3. “Port Out, Starboard Home[1]” is an expression that turned into our current adjective ________________.
  4. What mattered when the ship hit the iceberg was how far ________________.
  5. a. ________________ men from the first class died.

b. ________________ third class men died.

6. Who are the people from Belfast also remembering these days?

7. What did the White Star Line deny the workers’ families?

8. On the other hand, these families received ________________ from the Titanic Fund.

9. Children received ________________ each week until their 16th birthday.

10. Why is Benjamin Guggenheim remembered as a hero?


[1] “port out, starboard home”, referred to first class cabins shaded from the sun on outbound voyages east and homeward heading voyages west

KEY

RMS TITANIC 100TH ANNIVERSARY

  1. How many people have already bought tickets to see the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast?

 100,000.

2. What passengers occupied…

a. The third class? poor, migrant worker families.

b. The first class? Millionaires.

3. “Port Out, Starboard Home[1]” is an expression that turned into our current adjective POSH.

4. What mattered when the ship hit the iceberg was how far you were from the lifeboats.

5. 100 men from the first class died.

four times as many third class men died.

6. Who are the people from Belfast also remembering these days?

The engineers, the staff who built and operated the ship.

7. What did the White Star Line deny the workers’ families?

  Compensation.

8. On the other hand, these families received a charitable donation from the Titanic Fund.

9. Children received five shillings and five cents each week until their 16th birthday.

10. Why is Benjamin Guggenheim remembered as a hero? Because he chose to die wearing a dinner suit.


[1] “port out, starboard home”, referred to first class cabins shaded from the sun on outbound voyages east and homeward heading voyages west

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