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Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

written by: Eve
 
Let’s take a look back at some assassinations and assassination attempts throughout history.

Question 1:


Which of the following U.S. Presidents did NOT die as a result of an assassination?
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
Woodrow Wilson
James A. Garfield

Question 2:


Shortly after the assassination of JFK, this person told his wife “This is what is going to happen to me also. I keep telling you, this is a sick society.” In 1968, he was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Harvey Milk
Robert F. Kennedy

Question 3:


Reportedly driven by an obsession with this actress, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1981.
Jodie Foster
Sharon Stone
Meryl Streep
Julia Roberts

Question 4:


On December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman murdered John Lennon and remained at the crime scene reading this novel.
The Sound and the Fury
The Catcher in the Rye
Catch-22
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Question 5:


Which of the following was murdered two days after he committed an assassination?
Mark Chapman
John Wilkes Booth
John Hinckley
Lee Harvey Oswald

Question 6:


Which Prime Minister of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was assassinated in 1995?
Golda Meir
Yasser Arafat
Shimon Peres
Yitzhak Rabin

Question 7:


Richard Lawrence was the first known person to attempt to assassinate a President of the United States. Who was his target?
Zachary Taylor
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Jackson
James Buchanan

Question 8:


The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is considered to have triggered this war conflict.
World War I
the Balkan Wars
World War II
the Russo–Turkish War

Question 9:


Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated on 27 December 2007, was the first woman to become Prime Minister of this country.
India
Pakistan
Philippines
Kuwait

Question 10:


The last words of this founding leader of the Red Army reportedly were, "I will not survive this attack. Stalin has finally accomplished the task he attempted unsuccessfully before."
Leon Trotsky
Sergei Sedov
Grigori Sokolnikov
Nikita Khrushchev

 


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