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Famous People Who Mysteriously Disappeared

written by: Eve
This quiz is about famous people who went missing over the years. Some were later found, while others are still shrouded in myth and mystery.

Question 1:

In 1611, this British navigator who has a river, bay, straight, town, bridge named after him, was cast adrift and was never seen again.
David Livingstone
George Vancouver
Henry Hudson
James Cook

Question 2:

Amelia Earhart became the first civilian to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross award for which of the following achievements?
for providing moral support and advancing the cause of women in aviation
for circumnavigating the globe
none of these
for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean

Question 3:

Six days after his mother filed a missing person report, he was found dead in his Seattle home.
Jim Morrison
Nick Stahl
Richey Edwards
Kurt Cobain

Question 4:

In 1967, Harold Hold, the Prime Minister of this country decided to go for a swim at Cheviot Beach and went missing.
the USA
New Zealand
Great Britain

Question 5:

What labor union leader disappeared from the parking lot of a restaurant in suburban Detroit on July 30, 1975?
Edward Grady Partin
Jimmy Hoffa
Dave Beck
John Little McClellan

Question 6:

Name the big band musician of the swing era whose aircraft disappeared while he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II.
Louis Armstrong
Benny Goodman
Bing Crosby
Glenn Miller

Question 7:

The unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in 1971, extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted out of the plane, purchased his airline ticket using this alias.
Alice Cooper
Dan Cooper
Stanley Cooper
Dan Smith

Question 8:

This actor known for the movie The Man Without a Face went missing twice in 2012.
Woody Harrelson
Nick Stahl
Christian Bale
Mel Gibson

Question 9:

Nicknamed Angel of Death, this SS officer was notorious for performing deadly human experiments on prisoners. He fled to South America, where he evaded capture for the rest of his life.
Josef Mengele
Waldemar Hoven
Heinrich Hetsch
Adolf Hitler

Question 10:

In 1926, this author who was later made a Dame for her contribution to literature, disappeared from her home, after her husband asked her for a divorce.
Margaret Atwood‎
Simone de Beauvoir‎
Virginia Woolf‎
Agatha Christie


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