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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?
1963
1934
1920
1970

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


The Alcatraz prison was closed in 1963.
False
True

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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 students protesting against the Vietnam War
a group of inmates
a group of Native Americans
a group of African-Americans

Question 10:


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

 


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