Charles Manson Quiz
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Question 2 of 11
In addition to Sharon Tate, what other notable figure was murdered by Manson's followers at the Tate/Polanski home?
... The correct answer is D: Abigail Folger. Abigail Folger, heiress to the Folgers Coffee fortune, was among the Tate murder victims.
Question 3 of 11
True or False: Roman Polanski was the first person to be arrested for the Tate Murders
... The correct answer is B: False. Polanski was interrogated by police and given a polygraph, but he was never placed under arrest.
Question 4 of 11
The day after the Tate killings, the Manson family struck again, brutally murdering Leno and Rosemary LaBianca at their Los Angeles home. Which of the following was scrawled in blood at the scene?
... The correct answer is B: "Healther Skelter". "Helter Skelter," which Manson took from a 1968 Beatles song and used to refer to a coming race-based Armageddon, would become the anthem of the Manson family. It was incorrectly spelled at the LaBianca murder scene.
Question 5 of 11
True or False: Bobby Beausoleil was the first suspect in the LaBianca murders.
... The correct answer is A: True. Beausoleil was arrested in connection with the murder of music teacher Gary Hinman shortly before the Tate and LaBianca murders. Police suspected a relationship between the Hinman and the LaBianca murders, but did not initially connect those crimes to the Tate murders.
Question 6 of 11
How did L.A. police and sheriff's officers gain invaluable evidence that would eventually lead to a murder conviction for Manson and serveral of this followers?
... The correct answer is B: Interviewing cell mates of Susan Atkins, a loyal member of the Manson family and key player in the Tate and LaBianca murders. Atkins spoke of the Manson family crimes in great detail to other inmates while in custody for her role in the Hinman murder.
Question 7 of 11
True or False: Manson was an orphan who never learned the identity of this mother.
... The correct answer is B: False. Manson's mother was Kathleen Maddox, an unwed troubled teenager. Later, she was briefly married to William Manson who gaver her son his name.
Question 8 of 11
True or False: Manson was not present for the Tate and LaBianca murders, but he was found to be responsible for them through conspiracy.
... The correct answer is A: True. Based on responsibility by conspiracy, Manson was found guilty of murdering each of the victims in the Tate and LaVianca cases.
Question 9 of 11
True or False: During the Manson murder trail, on of Manson's female followers protested by carvng an "X" into her forehead.
... The correct answer is A: True. Lynette Fromme carved the letter "X" into her forehead on the steps of the courthouse where Manson was being tried.
Question 10 of 11
True or False: In 1971, Manson was sentenced to die for this role in the Tate and LaBianca murders.
... The correct answer is A: True. However, his sentence was later commuted to life in prison after California abolished the death penalty in 1972.
Question 11 of 11
True or False: Manson, who still has a strong following among outcasts, antisocials and sociopaths, receives more visitors than any other prisoner in the U.S. prison system
... The correct answer is B: False. However, Manson receives more mail than any other U.S. prisoner.