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1. On March 1 of 1932 the 20 month old son of a famous aviator was kidnapped from his bedroom of the New Jersey mansion. After several months of notes and negotiations, his body was found. Years later, serialized currency and handwriting samples convicted a person of the crime. Whose son was kidnapped?
2. In 1981, John Walsh's life changed when his son was kidnapped out of a Sears store in Hollywood, Florida. After the boy's head was discovered sixteen days later, John and his wife began a life of helping others in horrible situations. From the tragedy sprung the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a TV show that has helped capture over 1,000 fugitives. What was John's son's name who was kidnapped?
3. In February of 1974, 19 year old Patty Hearst was kidnapped out of her apartment in California. She was heir to the Hearst media fortunes. After several ransom requests, a strange twist appeared when she was filmed robbing banks along with her captors. By September of 1975 she had been arrested. What group kidnapped her that she later claimed joining?
4. In the 1950's and 1960's a group of friends and entertainers became known as the Rat Pack. They often were found in Las Vegas and over the years they partied together, did films together, and were on stage together. In 1963 one of their sons was kidnapped out of his Lake Tahoe Harrah's Casino room (the building seen in the upper left of the picture) and was released days later, after many phone calls, for a ransom. Which member of the Rat Pack had to endure this episode?
5. In 1991, Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped outside her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. The eleven year old was taken and held hostage for 18 years by Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy. Over the years, Jaycee endured rape and bore two children before her release. As seen in the photo, the Garridos lived in squalor. Where on their residence was Jaycee kept during her ordeal?
6. In mythology, Helen was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the Mediterranean area. After many suitors tried to win her, she married Menelaus but was later kidnapped and carried off to Troy. This abduction is what is believed to have started the Trojan War. What country was Helen from?
7. In 1973, John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in Rome, Italy at the age of sixteen. His grandfather, the rich but stingy oil millionaire, at first refused to pay. It was only after a newspaper received a letter with a cut body part in it that Getty grudgingly turned over some money. What did the kidnappers cut off the teenager?
8. In 1998 Natascha Kampusch of Vienna, Austria was kidnapped on her way to school by Wolfgang Priklopil. The ten year old girl was kept for eight years in a tiny cellar under his house and was forced to be his slave. When she escaped in 2006 she was diagnosed with Stockholm Syndrome. True or false: This is a psychological condition causing the hostage to immensely hate the captor and to fantasize of the captor's death.
9. Aldo Moro, a former prime minister of Italy, was abducted from his car in 1978 by the Red Brigade and held hostage until his murder weeks later. During his captivity, he wrote many letters to his political party (Christian Democrats), his family, and a famous leader of the time. Which leader was it that received these missives?
10. Between 2002 and 2004, Ariel Castro kidnapped three women in Cleveland, Ohio and kept them as kidnap victims in his house for years. The women were subjected to rape, beatings, and near starvation. One, Amanda Berry, bore a daughter in captivity from the aftermath of the sexual encounters. How did Castro kidnap each of the females?
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