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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?
James A. Garfield
Abraham Lincoln
Woodrow Wilson
William McKinley

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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy
Harvey Milk
Malcolm X

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
Julia Roberts
Meryl Streep

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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."
Nikita Khrushchev
Leon Trotsky
Sergei Sedov
Grigori Sokolnikov

 


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