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Crime(s) of the 20th Century
Crime and Punishment
"Many crimes have been called 'the crime of the (twentieth) century'. Here are some of them."
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The 'true' crime of the century - because of its importance to U.S. (and international) history - was the assassination of President John Kennedy. Which of these politicians served on the Warren Commission?
Earlier, the 'crime of the century' was the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby. How did Bruno Hauptmann allegedly get into the Lindbergh house?
Through the chimney
Through a window in the house
Through the garage
Through an open door
The treasonous crime allegedly committed by the Rosenbergs was also labeled 'the crime of the century'. David Greenglass was the key witness. What happened to him?
He was executed
He was tried and found not guilty
He was pardoned and did not serve any time in prison
He served time in prison
Some have called the O.J. Simpson killings 'the crime of the century'. Who of the following was a witness at the (criminal) trial?
Which of these crimes was NOT a twentieth century crime?
Leopold and Loeb 'Thrill Killing'
Assassination of Huey Long
Assassination of William McKinley
Lizzie Borden Murders
Mary Jo Kopechne was involved in which of the following?
Sharon Tate murders
Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa
Killing of Martin Luther King
Marilyn Monroe's death - possibly a murder (or an accident, or a suicide)- surprised many people. The alleged disappearance of what piece of 'evidence' supports the 'conspiracy' theory?
An appointment book
A house key
The assassination of RFK was a huge story. Where did it happen?
Watergate hasn't been called the 'crime of the century', but it had quite an impact. Nixon tried to thwart the judicial process by suggesting that one individual alone should listen to the tapes. Who was that man?
There's no doubt that the 'crime of the (nineteenth) century' (in terms of American History) was the assassination of Lincoln. He was watching 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre. Which of the following accurately describes that play?
Musical, starring Jenny Lind
Comedy, starring Laura Keene
Drama, starring Elizabeth Poe
Historical, starring Rose Cheramie
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