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Death Takes a Holiday

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Death Takes a Holiday game quiz
"When Death takes a holiday, he really "takes" a holiday. Death checks in to wreak havoc on days normally reserved for celebration. Take a historical look from natural to man made causes."

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1. Which world leader was brutally killed on Halloween in 1984?
    Park Chung-Hee
    Anwar Sadat
    Indira Gandhi
    Mohammed Daoud Khan


2. Although he never celebrated Cinco de Mayo, which famous leader said adios (or adieu) for the last time on this Mexican holiday?
    Charles de Gaulle
    Maximilien Robespierre
    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Louis the XIV


3. EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed on which "Day" in 1999 killing all 217 people aboard?
    Christmas
    Halloween
    Thanksgiving
    New Year's


4. Which of the following presidents did NOT die on the 4th of July?
    George Washington
    Thomas Jefferson
    John Adams
    James Monroe


5. Al Capone orchestrated the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in an attempt to cripple the North Side Irish gang led by which man?
    Bugs Moran
    Black Jack Doyle
    Big Dan O' Banion
    Georgie Hennessey


6. Death delivered a Merry Christmas to many people when which former leader was executed in 1989?
    Idi Amin
    Nicolae Ceausescu
    François "Papa Doc" Duvalier
    Pol Pot


7. Robert Kennedy's son, Michael, died on New Year's Eve in 1997 under which circumstances?
    brain aneurysm
    plane crash
    skiing accident
    drug overdose


8. 562 passengers and crew members were listed as dead or missing after this ship sank on St. Patrick's Day in 1891. Which?
    SS Utopia
    SS Hercules
    SS Pandora
    SS Endymion


9. On Boxing Day (December 26) in 2004 over 230,000 people died due to a massive earthquake in which body of water?
    Mediterranean Sea
    Pacific Ocean
    Indian Ocean
    Atlantic Ocean


10. Which famous explorer was appointed Governor of Portuguese India, shortly before his death on Christmas Eve in 1524?
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Francisco Pizarro
    Marco Polo
    Vasco da Gama


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Compiled Jun 28 12