The Ultimate Titanic Movie Quiz
by Staff
One of the most beloved films of the 20th century, "Titanic" made James Cameron king of the cinematic world. You know the history — and the love story — but do you know the facts, figures and tasty trivia behind this blockbuster film? Take our quiz and find out.

What major star was originally a favorite for the lead male role?

  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Johnny Depp
  • Ben Affleck

Who played the role of the unsinkable Molly Brown in the film?

  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Reba McEntire
  • Kathy Bates

Kate Winslet contracted what illness during filming?

  • mononucleosis
  • pneumonia
  • dysentery

Adjusted for today's dollars, did the Titanic ocean liner cost more or less to make than the movie about its ultimate fate?

  • the ship cost more
  • the movie cost more
  • they cost about the same amount

How much money has "Titanic" grossed worldwide?

  • $1 billion
  • $1.6 billion
  • $2.2 billion

What was the working title of the film?

  • "Planet Ice"
  • "Iceberg"
  • "Epic Rose"

How old was the version of Rose played by Gloria Stuart?

  • 80
  • 95
  • 101

What was the name of Rose's fiancé (played by Billy Zane)?

  • Caledon
  • Buckley
  • Cameron

How old was Leonardo DiCaprio during the filming of "Titanic?"

  • 18
  • 22
  • 24

How old was Kate Winslet during the filming of "Titanic?"

  • 18
  • 19
  • 21

What is the name of the gem given to Rose by her wealthy fiancé?

  • the heart of the ocean
  • the flame of the sea
  • the setting sun

How does Jack score his Titanic tickets?

  • steals them
  • wins them
  • finds them

What is the name of the love theme from "Titanic?"

  • "Titanic Ballad"
  • "My Heart Will Go On"
  • "Love Hurts"

How much of an age difference is there between Rose and Cal?

  • 5 years
  • 9 years
  • 13 years

It isn't uncommon for directors to make cameo appearances in their films. How many times does James Cameron appear on film in "Titanic?"

  • once
  • twice
  • three times

In which film did Bill Paxton (who played Brock Lovett) first work with director James Cameron?

  • "Aliens"
  • "The Terminator"
  • "Titanic"

What was James Cameron's actual salary for directing Titanic?

  • $0
  • $8 million
  • $15 million

You probably remember the powerful wave that burst through the doorway as the Titanic began to sink. How much water was used in that scene?

  • 40,000 gallons
  • 80,000 gallons
  • 120,000 gallons

A true critical and popular success, how many Oscars did "Titanic" win?

  • 9
  • 11
  • 15

"Titanic "was released in the U.S. in November of 1997. How many weeks in a row did it claim the No. 1 box office spot?

  • 5
  • 12
  • 15

"Titanic" held the record for highest grossing film of all time until it was unseated in 2010 by what blockbuster?

  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"
  • "The Avengers"
  • "Avatar" surpassed "Titanic" at the box office. Both were James Cameron films.

Although it actually won 11 Academy Awards, "Titanic" was nominated for how many?

  • 11
  • 14
  • 16

What actress played Rose as an old woman in the film?

  • Gloria Stuart
  • Mary Astor
  • Joan Fontaine

What is Jack's most famous (and spoofed) line in the film?

  • "I'm the king of the world!"
  • "I'm master of the universe!"
  • "I'm captain of the seas!"

Who sang the love theme from "Titanic?"

  • Céline Dion
  • Madonna
  • Maureen McGovern

To accommodate the limitations of filming, and make some scenes look more realistic, some sets were either larger or smaller than they would have been in real life. Was the main staircase made larger or smaller?

  • larger
  • smaller
  • the same size

As Rose and Jack meet at the Grand Staircase near the conclusion of the film, the clock in the scene is set to the time of the actual sinking of the Titanic. What time is displayed?

  • 2:20 a.m.
  • 4:22 a.m.
  • 6:06 a.m.

What well-known actor was in line for the role of Captain Smith but had to pass for health reasons?

  • Robert De Niro
  • Robert Loggia
  • Gavin MacLeod

After the ship sinks, what type of flotsam is keeping Rose afloat?

  • wood paneling
  • a door
  • part of the hull

What cast member was old enough to have actually been a passenger on the Titanic?

  • Gloria Stuart
  • Bernard Hill (the Captain)
  • Bernard Fox (Col. Archibald Gracie)