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Quiz about Famous Murders and Assassinations
Quiz about Famous Murders and Assassinations

Famous Murders and Assassinations Quiz


This quiz is about people who were assassinated or murdered.

A multiple-choice quiz by etopit46. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
etopit46
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
229,772
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1448
Last 3 plays: leishman (4/10), Guest 176 (2/10), Guest 98 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Why did Michael Abram attempt to assassinate George Harrison? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What was heard before Malcolm X was assassinated? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Going back to the Beatles, what was the name of the book that Mark David Chapman, assassin of John Lennon, pulled out and started reading after firing a gun at Lennon? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Marvin Gaye was killed in the act of filicide. Why did his father kill him? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Hindu extremist and president of Mahasabe, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was convicted of being part of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, and was deemed guilty. He was executed shortly thereafter.


Question 6 of 10
6. Assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Earl Ray was found in what airport? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. James Jordan, father to Michael Jordan, was killed after coming back from what? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Many MLB players were murdered in barroom brawls. A certain Ed Irvin died during February 18, 1916. Where was he murdered? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. While on baseball players, many were shot by bartenders. Larry McClean got into a fight with John Mcgraw in a bar, but Larry was shot.


Question 10 of 10
10. All the killers of Peter Tosh, former member of The Wailers, were caught.



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Why did Michael Abram attempt to assassinate George Harrison?

Answer: He said he was sent on a "mission from God" to kill him.

In Harrison's Friar Park home, he was stabbed multiple times by Abram and eventually punctured Harrison's lung. Abram said that he was possessed by Harrison and was sent on a mission from God. Harrison attempted to fight off the attacker along with his wife until the police came.

The man famous for hearing a Beatles' song and thinking it to be a message to commit murder was Charles Manson. The man who craved attention was Mark David Chapman who shot Harrison's friend and former colleague, John Lennon, with five bullets. Harrison was charged for stealing the song "He's So Fine" by The Chiffons.
2. What was heard before Malcolm X was assassinated?

Answer: "Get your hand outta my pocket! Don't be messin' with my pockets!"

There were many attempts to murder Malcolm X. He was put on a list of people who needed to be killed by a few Islamic associations. On February 21, he was delivering a speech when someone broke out of the crowd saying, "Get your hand outta my pocket! Don't be messin' with my pockets!" Quickly after, the man came forward and fired at Malcolm's chest. Two other men came onstage, and shot Malcolm 16 times. Angry attendants beat down the attackers as they tried to flee.
3. Going back to the Beatles, what was the name of the book that Mark David Chapman, assassin of John Lennon, pulled out and started reading after firing a gun at Lennon?

Answer: The Catcher in the Rye

When John Lennon came back from recording the song "Walking on Thin Ice" for his next album, many people asked for his signature and his wife, Yoko Ono's. Among these people was Mark Chapman. Chapman hung around the building, while a fireworks show distracted guards and Chapman made it inside the front gates.

When Lennon was about to go inside, he said audibly "Mr. Lennon?" As Lennon turned around, Chapman got into what witnesses called a combat stance and fired four shots. All four caused internal bleeding. According to the police reports, Lennon staggered upstairs and said to the concierge, "I'm shot" and then fell down.

At 11:15 P.M. of December 9, 1980, John Lennon was pronounced dead. He died of shock after losing 80 percent of his blood.
4. Marvin Gaye was killed in the act of filicide. Why did his father kill him?

Answer: He had gotten into an argument about suicide with his father.

Marvin Gaye was a famous Motown singer. His fame pushed him into drug addiction, causing him to succumb to paranoia. He threatened to commit suicide many times and openly told this to his parents. On April 1, 1984, his father fatally shot him. Ironically, his father shot at him during an argument about suicide. Family members had suspected that Gaye pushed his father to the edge in an attempt at avoiding suicide.
5. The Hindu extremist and president of Mahasabe, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was convicted of being part of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, and was deemed guilty. He was executed shortly thereafter.

Answer: False

Gandhi was shot dead. Nathuram Godse, who had ties to Hindu Mahasabha, who held Gandhi responsible for weakening India, shot him. He was accused of being architect of the plot against Mahatma Gandhi, but was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
6. Assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Earl Ray was found in what airport?

Answer: London Heathrow Airport

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Friends in the motel heard gunshots and rushed to see gunshots in King's throat. James Earl Ray was found in London Heathrow Airport attempting to flee England under the fake passport name of, "Ramon George Sneyd".
7. James Jordan, father to Michael Jordan, was killed after coming back from what?

Answer: a friend's funeral

Famous basketball star, Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan was murdered on his way home from a friends funeral. Two local criminals stole his Lexus, a gift from Michael, and shot him. They threw his body into a nearby lake, in which he was discovered on August 3, but not recognized until August 5. The two murderers were quickly found.
8. Many MLB players were murdered in barroom brawls. A certain Ed Irvin died during February 18, 1916. Where was he murdered?

Answer: Philadelphia

Ed Irvin was a replacement player used for one game in 1912 when the Detroit Tigers went on strike in the support of suspended player, Ty Cobb. The third baseman hit two triples in three at bats but was never given another chance in the majors. On February 18, 1916, Irvin was thrown through a saloon window in Philadelphia.
9. While on baseball players, many were shot by bartenders. Larry McClean got into a fight with John Mcgraw in a bar, but Larry was shot.

Answer: False

Larry McClean was a huge man for his time. He was 6 feet 5 inches and 230 pounds. He played thirteen seasons in the big leagues, but the Giants cut him after challenging manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw, to a fight during the 1915 season. Six years later, McClean was engaged in a barroom brawl in Boston with Jack McCarthy, a former baseball player, when the bartender shot McClean to death.
10. All the killers of Peter Tosh, former member of The Wailers, were caught.

Answer: False

Peter Tosh was a founding member of the Wailers, a reggae group who brought fame to Bob Marley. He left after claiming that the only reason Marley was famous was because he had a white father. After releasing successful albums, he had the most success with his album, "No Nuclear War".

He also was awarded the Grammy for Best Reggae Performance in 1987 for the title song of the album. Three men killed Tosh after breaking into his house. Only one of the three killers of Tosh was caught.
Source: Author etopit46

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