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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.
False
True

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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
Al Capone
Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz)
Mafalda Capone

Question 7:


Which of the following seabirds nest in colonies on Alcatraz Island?
western gulls
egrets
all of these
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 inmates
a group of African-Americans
a group of Native Americans
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?
Murder in the First
The Birdman of Alcatraz
The Rock
Escape from Alcatraz

 


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