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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?
William McKinley
James A. Garfield
Abraham Lincoln
Woodrow Wilson

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

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.
Sharon Stone
Jodie Foster
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 Catcher in the Rye
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Catch-22
The Sound and the Fury

Question 5:


Which of the following was murdered two days after he committed an assassination?
Mark Chapman
John Wilkes Booth
Lee Harvey Oswald
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?
Andrew Jackson
Zachary Taylor
Abraham Lincoln
James Buchanan

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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."
Grigori Sokolnikov
Sergei Sedov
Leon Trotsky
Nikita Khrushchev

 


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