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Suicide Is Painless

written by: silverqueen
Suicide is Painless was written in dust on the abandoned car of convicted trader Samuel Israel III on the day he was to turn himself into prison. Turns out he was still alive and turned himself into the police while talking to his mom on the phone. Unfortunately the people in this quiz succeeded. How many of these famous people can you identify who gave way to The Savage God?

Question 1:

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What grunge singer, unable to find his own Nirvana, died from a self-inflected gunshot in Seattle on April 5, 1994?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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This six foot model/actress was the spokesperson for Faberge perfume's, Babe. What beauty killed herself July 2, 1996, exactly thirty five years to the day her famous grandfather took his life in Ketchum, Idaho?
Zelda Fitzgerald
Scottie Fitzgerald
Margaux Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway

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Question 3:

Rather than be paraded through the streets of Rome, this queen chose to die from the bite of an asp.

Question 4:

Name the cult leader of the People's Temple who was responsible for the suicide/murder of over 900 members of the People's Temple on November 18th 1978.
Randy Weaver
David Koresh
Donald ' Cinque ' DeeFreeze
Jim Jones

Question 5:

This former German journalist helped Andreas Baader escape imprisonment and formed the Red Army Fraction. What German terrorist and author of The Concept of the Urban Guerrilla hanged herself on May 9, 1976?
Gudrun Ensslin
Ulrike Meinhof
Irmgard Moller
Eva Haule

Question 6:

"I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times." What British author, played by Nicole Kidman, in The Hours, filled her pockets with stones and walked into a river near her home?
Alice B. Toklas
Sara Teasdale
Virgina Woolf
Gertrude Stein

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On November 22, 1978, this punk rock bassist was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He overdosed on heroin on February 2, 1979.
Johnny Rotten
Paul Cook
Steve Jones
Sid Vicious

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Question 8:

Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis, committed suicide on September 23, 1939.

Question 9:

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Jeanne Hebuterne jumped out of a fifth floor window two days after the death of her artist lover and common-law husband. What famous painter's death caused the nine months pregnant girl to jump to her death?

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Question 10:

This author's novel The Bell Jar was based on her own mental breakdown while a student at Smith. What author of Ariel and Winter Trees, killed herself by placing her head in a gas oven?
Sara Teasdale
Elizabeth Bishop
Anne Sexton
Sylvia Plath

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At 5:42 October 20, 2005 a gunshot rang out at Woody Creek, Colorado and the Father of Gonzo Journalism lay dead from a self-inflicted gunshot. What author famous for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Generation of Swine said "I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes."?
Tom Wolfe
Terry Southern
Norman Mailer
Hunter S. Thompson

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Question 12:

"Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stains you;
And drugs cause cramps;
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live."
Who wrote the poem?
Sara Teasdale
Oscar Wilde
Mark Twain
Dorothy Parker

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"Cause suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take it or leave if I please.
What television show used these lyrics in its theme song?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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