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History Homicide Investigator II

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History Homicide Investigator II game quiz
"Congratulations! You have just been promoted to the position of History Homicide Investigator II. Your assignment will be to identify the alleged or actual "shooter" in these cases. Remembering your high school U.S. History lessons will be a plus."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. On Friday, November 22, 1963, police patrolman J. D. Tippitt was shot and killed while questioning a possible crime suspect, while standing near his marked police vehicle. His suspected killer was arrested for the crime, but was never tried or convicted for the crime in a court of law. Who allegedly shot Officer J. D. Tippitt?
    Jack Ruby
    James Hunter Smith
    William Davis Douglas
    Lee Harvey Oswald


2. John Lennon, one of the world's most famous musical talents, was shot and killed as he returned to his residence in New York, after completing a recording session. Which deranged fan was arrested at the scene for the murder of Lennon?
    James Earl Jones
    James Earl Ray
    Mark David Chapman
    Joshua Anthony Mason


3. One of the founding fathers of the United States of America, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, died as a result of a gunshot wound on July 12, 1804. Who fired the bullet that ended the life of Alexander Hamilton?
    Benedict Arnold
    Aaron Burr
    Steph Hopkins
    James Madison


4. The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, was shot at point blank range by a gunman as he greeted guest at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, on September 5, 1901. Who was convicted of the shooting murder of McKinley?
    Leon Czolgosz
    Gilbert O'Sullivan
    Charles J. Guitteau
    Marcus Damon Cosmos


5. On Sunday morning, November 24, 1963, during a live television broadcast, Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was himself shot and killed in the basement of Dallas Police Department Headquarters, while he was being transferred (in handcuffs) to a more secure holding facility. Who was shown on television as he shot Oswald at point blank range, to the shock of dozens of police and press officials present for the event?
    David Ferrie
    Clay Shaw
    Jack Ruby
    Lee Bauer


6. Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was shot and killed during an assassination attempt on the life of U.S. President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, Florida. Who was tried and convicted for the murder of Cermak?
    Timothy J. McCarthy
    Gary Gilmore
    Vitto Scotti
    Giuseppe Zangara


7. Many feel that the bright lights of the future of the United States were dimmed on June 5, 1968 with the assassination of U.S. Senator, and presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy. The accused gunman was immediately captured at the scene in Los Angeles, California. Who was convicted and sent to prison for committing the crime?
    Charles Manson
    Charles "Tex" Watson
    Richard Rodriguez
    Sirhan B. Sirhan


8. While campaigning for the office of President of the United States, Democratic candidate George Wallace was shot in Laurel, Maryland on May 15, 1972. Who fired the bullets that critically wounded George Wallace?
    James Earl Jones
    Peter Dixon
    Stokley Carmichael
    Arthur Bremer


9. Residents of the city of San Francisco, California were shocked on November 27, 1978 to learn of a shooting at their City Hall that claimed the lives of the city mayor, and a member of the city's Board of Supervisors. Who was responsible for committing these heinous murders?
    Dan White
    Dianne Feinstein
    Joseph Alioto
    Leo Ryan


10. An assassination attempt was made on the life of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, as he left a Washington D.C hotel on March 30, 1981. Who was the deranged gunman who critically wounded Reagan and three other men on that fateful day?
    Oscar R. Swoboda
    Oswald Harvey Lee
    John W. Hinckley
    James Brady


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