Quiz about Pablo Escobar A Criminal Against a Country
Quiz about Pablo Escobar A Criminal Against a Country

Pablo Escobar: A Criminal Against a Country Quiz


Pablo Escobar the man who endangered Colombian society and its government; one of the worst criminals in the world's recent history.

A multiple-choice quiz by gpuyana. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
gpuyana
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
168,932
Updated
Mar 09 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
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1. Pablo Escobar began his criminal career as? Hint

Emerald and arms dealer
Gambling and prostitution ringleader
Political corruptor
Tomb and car thief

2. What was Pablo Escobar doing when the Colombian police commandos surrounded and killed him? Hint

Lying in bed with a famous Colombian model
Talking by phone with his son
Cleaning his guns
Having a secret meeting with DEA covered agents

3. What was the name of the jail that Escobar built for himself after the "surrender" to the government? Hint

Envigado
Medellin Provincial Jail
La Catedral
El Poblado

4. Following orders by Escobar, hitmen killed in 1984 a Minister of Justice who strongly opposed Escobar and advocated for the extradition of drug dealers to the US. What is the name of this Minister of Justice? Hint

Rodrigo Lara Bonilla
Enrique Parejo González
Enrique Low Murtra
Monica De Greiff

5. Escobar was a soccer fan. To which professional soccer team of Colombia was Pablo Escobar devoted? Hint

América
Envigado
Millonarios
Nacional

6. One of the closest partners of Escobar was Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. What was Rodriguez's nickname? Hint

Popeye
El Sicario
El Mexicano
Pinina

7. In the war against the government, Escobar blackmailed other associates in order to collect money for terrorism. Escobar killed some of them as they rejected the blackmail. Some survivors organized a commando group and collaborated in his capture and death. How was this group called? Hint

Los Pepes
Bloque de Busqueda
Muerte a Pablo Escobar
Convivir

8. Pablo Escobar once ocuupied a public post. Which one was it? Hint

Member of the house of representatives of Colombia
Security advisor of Envigado, Antioquia
Mayor of Medellin
Senator

9. Where do the Escobar's close relatives live today? Hint

Argentina
Germany
Peru
Finland

10. The 1989-1990 presidential races were one of the deadliest periods for politicians in Colombia. Three presidential candidates were killed by the orders of Escobar. Which one of these was not killed that two-year period? Hint

Eduardo Pizarro Leon-Gomez
Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento
Jaime Pardo Leal
Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Pablo Escobar began his criminal career as?

Answer: Tomb and car thief

Pablo Escobar began his criminal record in Medellin as a car thief and tomb pillager. Then he turned to drug smuggling from Ecuador. A few years after, he formed the Medellin Cartel with the Ochoa Brothers, Carlos Lehder and Gonzalo Rordiguez Gacha (aka El Mexicano). The Medellin Cartel was responsible for 80% of cocaine "exports" to the US at its height.
2. What was Pablo Escobar doing when the Colombian police commandos surrounded and killed him?

Answer: Talking by phone with his son

The police scanned the communications in the area where Escobar was supposed to stay in Medellin. He was angry and worried because of his family security, as they were rejected asylum in Europe and sent back to Colombia. The scanning resulted in the exact location of Escobar and after the first shooting, he was killed over a roof while trying to escape once again.
3. What was the name of the jail that Escobar built for himself after the "surrender" to the government?

Answer: La Catedral

The "Catedral" was the name of the jail. Pablo Escobar built it after a negotiation with the government. Indeed it was a luxury jail only for Escobar and escorts, with a soccer field, jacuzzis, a gym, etc. There Escobar not only played soccer but held orgies.

It was his "office" were he attended his business and where people who tried to disobey him were tried and executed. As Escobar continued doing crimes, the government decided in 1992 to occupy the jail to send him to a high security jail. Nevertheless, Escobar escaped before the arrival of the police.
4. Following orders by Escobar, hitmen killed in 1984 a Minister of Justice who strongly opposed Escobar and advocated for the extradition of drug dealers to the US. What is the name of this Minister of Justice?

Answer: Rodrigo Lara Bonilla

Rodrigo Lara Bonilla opposed the political activities of Escobar and upheld the extradition policy. He was killed in Bogotá on April 30th 1984. Rodrigo Lara Bonilla opposed the political activities of Escobar and upheld the extradition policy. The official policy at the time, in the presidency of Belisario Betancur, was that Colombian judges and courts should try Colombian criminals. Escobar began a war against the judicial power and many judges were killed. Rodrigo Lara Bonilla denounced and exercised pressures on the Colombian government for full application of the Extradition Treaty. Congressmen financed by Escobar and the Medellin Cartel trapped Lara Bonilla on a congressional debate, alleging that Lara once received money from a drug trafficker. Even though Lara Bonilla refuted the accusations, the debate left him politically isolated.

He had no choice but to denounce Escobar even more strongly. In April 30 1984, two men on a motorcycle killed Lara Bonilla in Bogotá. At his funeral mass, President Betancur restored the extradition policy of drug traffickers to the US.
5. Escobar was a soccer fan. To which professional soccer team of Colombia was Pablo Escobar devoted?

Answer: Nacional

When Escobar was in jail at the Catedral, almost every weekend he received visitors from Nacional soccer team players.
6. One of the closest partners of Escobar was Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. What was Rodriguez's nickname?

Answer: El Mexicano

Rodriguez Gacha loved Mexican culture. He named his farms and horses after Mexican places or people.
7. In the war against the government, Escobar blackmailed other associates in order to collect money for terrorism. Escobar killed some of them as they rejected the blackmail. Some survivors organized a commando group and collaborated in his capture and death. How was this group called?

Answer: Los Pepes

Los Pepes was the name given to the group. It is short for "Perseguidos por Pablo Escobar" in Spanish.
8. Pablo Escobar once ocuupied a public post. Which one was it?

Answer: Member of the house of representatives of Colombia

Escobar was elected to the house of representatives in the 80s. He abandoned his post after denunciations by Minister of Justice Rodrigo Lara Bonilla.
9. Where do the Escobar's close relatives live today?

Answer: Argentina

In the final days of Escobar, his sons and wife looked for asylum in Germany. The German government rejected and deported them at the very time of their arrival, even prohibiting him from leaving the plane. After Escobar's death, his son and wife obtained forged identities in Argentina. His wife is now in prison in Argentina for money laundering.
10. The 1989-1990 presidential races were one of the deadliest periods for politicians in Colombia. Three presidential candidates were killed by the orders of Escobar. Which one of these was not killed that two-year period?

Answer: Jaime Pardo Leal

In 1987, Escobar associates killed Jaime Pardo Leal, presidential candidate in 1986 for the Patriotic Union. Luis Carlos Galán was the presidential candidate of the Liberal Party, killed in 1990 in Bogotá. Eduardo Pizarro was killed in a plane in 1989 and Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa at the Bogotá airport in 1990. Both were presidential candidates of the left.
Source: Author gpuyana

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