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Intruder Alert Trivia Quiz


Each of the people in this quiz have made the news at some point, after being "caught red handed" where they had no business being. How many of them do you remember?

A multiple-choice quiz by Rowena8482. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Rowena8482
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
355,980
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
397
Question 1 of 10
1. In 1982, this man managed to evade all the security staff and alarms at Buckingham Palace, and actually managed to sit on the end of Queen Elizabeth II's bed and converse with her for several minutes. Who was he? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. On August 23rd 2012, a man named Artem Naumov caused consternation when he walked unhindered into an important press conference and got within inches of the Prime Minister and the Immigration Minister, in the Parliament building of their country. Which country was this? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Robert Opel made the news around the world when he ran naked on to the stage at the presentation ceremony for the Oscars in 1974.
Which star was hosting the event, and kept himself between Opel and the cameras so that nothing untoward was broadcast live?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1922, a man named James O'Brien stood at the high altar in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York city and told the priest he was which of these things? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1987, a young man named Mathias Rust landed his plane somewhere he shouldn't have. Where was it? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 2003, a man styling himself "the Comedy Terrorist" gatecrashed Prince William's 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle in England. Who was he? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 2009, no less than three people gatecrashed a dinner hosted by Barack Obama at the White House in Washington DC, held in honour of the visiting Prime Minister of India. Two of the three were a married couple who were filming a reality television show at the time; what was their name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Mark Roberts has found fame several times as a streaker at sporting and other public events. In 2010 he made the news again when he ran across the main Show Ring at Crufts Dog Show. He was naked apart from his shoes and which of these objects to preserve his modesty? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In December 2001, five men burst into the government building which houses the Rajya Sabah and the Lok Sabha, and opened fire with guns, killing and injuring nearly thirty people. In which capital city did this terrible attack take place? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. At the age of just fourteen, one Edward Jones disguised himself as a chimney sweep, sneaked into Buckingham Palace, and stole a pair of Queen Victoria's underpanties!
Over the next few years he broke into the palace several more times, with increasingly severe punishments when he was caught, before he was eventually forced to join the Royal Navy.
A film was made in 1950, based on his exploits. What was it called?
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1. In 1982, this man managed to evade all the security staff and alarms at Buckingham Palace, and actually managed to sit on the end of Queen Elizabeth II's bed and converse with her for several minutes. Who was he?

Answer: Michael Fagan

At the time of the incident, what Fagan did was not a criminal matter under UK Law, although Buckingham Palace (and all the other official residences of Her Majesty) were later included under a change in the Law of Trespass so that it is now a criminal offence to enter unauthorised.
Fagan was sent for psychiatric assesment and detained for several months, but in the end no charges were brought against him.
2. On August 23rd 2012, a man named Artem Naumov caused consternation when he walked unhindered into an important press conference and got within inches of the Prime Minister and the Immigration Minister, in the Parliament building of their country. Which country was this?

Answer: Australia

Luckily, Artem Naumov's intentions were peaceable, and all he did was place a written note of his personal grievance in front of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard before he walked out of the room.
It was several minutes after his departure that the security teams arrived, and although Naumov was eventually detained, a major review of the security procedures was initiated.
3. Robert Opel made the news around the world when he ran naked on to the stage at the presentation ceremony for the Oscars in 1974. Which star was hosting the event, and kept himself between Opel and the cameras so that nothing untoward was broadcast live?

Answer: David Niven

It was later claimed that the whole thing was a prearranged prank, for the sake of publicity, and that Niven had been forewarned about the streak. Opel became famous after his exploit, and opened an art gallery in San Francisco. David Niven hosted the Oscars ceremony three times during his life, and also won the Best Actor award for his performance in "Separate Tables" in 1958.
4. In 1922, a man named James O'Brien stood at the high altar in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York city and told the priest he was which of these things?

Answer: The Pope

O'Brien informed an amazed Father Flynn that he had just been elected Pope and wanted to be "crowned" immediately. Father Flynn engaged him in conversation while an aide ran to fetch help and a policeman duly arrived. O'Brien was led away peacefully, and arrested, but was never charged with any criminal offence. Instead he was sent to a mental hospital for psychiatric treatment.
5. In 1987, a young man named Mathias Rust landed his plane somewhere he shouldn't have. Where was it?

Answer: Red Square

Rust was only eighteen years old, and had very little flying experience when he made his dramatic flight into Russia. He was lucky not to have been shot down or otherwise intercepted by the Soviet military, and several very high ranking officials were later dismissed over the incident.
Rust was arrested, tried, and sentenced to four years in jail by a Russian court, but was released and sent home to Germany in 1988 as a "gesture of goodwill" on the part of Mikhail Gorbachev.
6. In 2003, a man styling himself "the Comedy Terrorist" gatecrashed Prince William's 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle in England. Who was he?

Answer: Aaron Barschak

Although his intrusion caused a major review of security surrounding the British royal family, and at Windsor Castle in particular, Barschak was merely removed from the Castle grounds, and was never actually arrested or charged over the incident.
7. In 2009, no less than three people gatecrashed a dinner hosted by Barack Obama at the White House in Washington DC, held in honour of the visiting Prime Minister of India. Two of the three were a married couple who were filming a reality television show at the time; what was their name?

Answer: Salahi

Michaele and Tareq Salahi were actually introduced to President Obama in the receiving line at the dinner, and spent several hours at the gathering.
The couple have always insisted that they were invited, but have never provided any evidence to support their claim, and refused to answer any questions, pleading the Fifth Amendment when they were required to appear before an official enquiry into the incident.
The other gatecrasher at the same event was named Carlos Allen, and there has never been any suggestion that the Salahis and Allen had ever spoken, or were in collusion.
8. Mark Roberts has found fame several times as a streaker at sporting and other public events. In 2010 he made the news again when he ran across the main Show Ring at Crufts Dog Show. He was naked apart from his shoes and which of these objects to preserve his modesty?

Answer: A Cat Mask

Roberts has been described as a "professional streaker" as he has performed so often. His most notable 'streaks' include one live on UK television when he swam across Liverpool docks and climbed on to Fred's weather map during an episode of popular daytime chat show "Richard and Judy" in 1995, at a final of the Miss World beauty pageant, and at Superbowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas.
His Superbowl exploits led to him not only being tackled to the floor by members of both teams, but a conviction in an American court of law and a substantial fine.
He has been arrested in the UK many times, and the British authorities have even been known to confiscate his passport before important international events to stop him travelling to them and eliminate any risk of embarrassment.
9. In December 2001, five men burst into the government building which houses the Rajya Sabah and the Lok Sabha, and opened fire with guns, killing and injuring nearly thirty people. In which capital city did this terrible attack take place?

Answer: New Delhi

The December incident served to increase an already tense situation between India and neighbouring Pakistan, and the world's media whipped up the fear of an imminent nuclear confrontation.
By the time "tempers cooled" and the threat of a full scale military engagement had passed, over one thousand soldiers had lost their lives in border skirmishes.
After much diplomatic negotiation between the two governments, a ceasefire was signed in 2003.
10. At the age of just fourteen, one Edward Jones disguised himself as a chimney sweep, sneaked into Buckingham Palace, and stole a pair of Queen Victoria's underpanties! Over the next few years he broke into the palace several more times, with increasingly severe punishments when he was caught, before he was eventually forced to join the Royal Navy. A film was made in 1950, based on his exploits. What was it called?

Answer: The Mudlark

The fact that Jones actually stole the Queen's underwear caused a great scandal at the time. The second time Jones was apprehended in the palace, it was only a short time after the Queen had given birth to a daughter, and there was concern for her health and the stress the incident might cause her.
"The boy Jones" was a soubriquet bestowed on him by the media of the day.
Jones eventually left the navy and ended up in Australia, where he died after falling down whilst drunk.
The film "The Mudlark" was based on the book of the same name by Theodore Bonnet, published in 1949.
The film was directed by Jean Negulesco, and starred Irene Dunne as Queen Victoria and Alec Guinness as Benjamin Disraeli.
Source: Author Rowena8482

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