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Alcatraz Island

written by: yana999
 
How much do you know about the famous prison and its infamous inmates?

Question 1:


Alcatraz Island, also referred to as The Rock, is located in the San Francisco Bay.
True
False

Question 2:


When did Alcatraz Island become a federal prison?
1920
1970
1934
1963

Question 3:


The first Spaniard to discover Alcatraz Island named it "La Isla de los Alcatraces" which translates as what?
The Island of the Pelicans
The Island of the Lost Souls
The Island of the Hawks
The Island of the Flamingos

Question 4:


What did Alcatraz serve as before becoming a federal prison?
a military fortification
a military prison
all of these
a lighthouse

Question 5:


The Alcatraz prison was closed in 1963.
False
True

Question 6:


Which of the following was not among Alcatraz' inmates?
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz)
Mafalda Capone
Al Capone

Question 7:


Which of the following seabirds nest in colonies on Alcatraz Island?
cormorants
all of these
egrets
western gulls

Question 8:


Al Capone was known as "The Birdman of Alcatraz".
True
False

Question 9:


Who occupied Alcatraz on November 20, 1969?
a group of Native Americans
a group of African-Americans
a group of inmates
a group of students protesting against the Vietnam War

Question 10:


What 1995 film follows a man who spends three years in solitary confinement at Alcatraz?
The Birdman of Alcatraz
The Rock
Murder in the First
Escape from Alcatraz

 


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