Famous Crimes Quiz
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Question 2 of 11
One of the most famous murder cases in U.S. history was the Lizzie Borden murder trial. Who was she accused of killing?
... The correct answer is B: Her parents. Borden was the only suspect ever to be put on trial for the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother. She was found not guilty, but speculation about her role in the crime continues today.
Question 3 of 11
In 1932, the toddler son of which famous American aviator was kidnapped from his home in New Jersey?
... The correct answer is D: Charles Lindberg. Twenty-month-old Charles Lindberg Jr. was laqter found dead in a wooded area near the Lindberg home. His kidnapping was one of the biggest news stories in U.S. history.
Question 4 of 11
Black Dahlia was the nickname given to Elizabeth Short after she was found dead in 1947 in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. In what condition was her corpse found?
... The correct answer is B: Nude and severed at the waist. Short was nicknamed "Black Dahlia" because of her habit of wearing all-black clothing.
Question 5 of 11
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1963 shocked the nation and the word. What was President Kennedy at the time of his death?
... The correct answer is C: In a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Presient Kennedy was shot in the head as his car approached the Texas School Book Depository. The shooter was Lee Harvey Oswald, according the a government investigation.
Question 6 of 11
Between the late 1970s and early 1990s, American serial killer Jeffery Dahmer murdered at least 17 men and boys. In addition, Dahmer was found to have committed which on the following acts?
... The correct answer is D: All of the above. Dahmer also reportedly drilled holes in his victims' skulls while they were still alive in order to feast on fresh brain.
Question 7 of 11
In 1995, a ryder rental truck exploded outside an Oklahoma City office building, killing 168 men, women and children. Who was responsible for the crime?
... The correct answer is D: Timothy McVeigh. In bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, McVeigh was seeking revenge for the deaths of members of the Branch Davidian cult who perished at Waco, Texas, in a confrontation with the U.S. government.
Question 8 of 11
Who was the only person to be charged with a crime in connection with the attacks of September 11, 2001?
... The correct answer is B: Zacarias Moussaoui. Osama bin Laden is believed to be the 9/11 mastermind, but indictments have never been filed against him for the attacks.
Question 9 of 11
In October 2002, Washington. D.C., was in the grip of another terror event -- the Beltway sniper attacks. Where did police eventually find the perpetrators?
... The correct answer is C: Sleeping in a car at a rest stop. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were found in a Chevy Caprice, the vehicle used in the sniper attacks.
Question 10 of 11
Scott Peterson is a former ferilizer salesman who was convicted of killing his pregnant wife and unborn child in 2004. Where did police find their remains?
... The correct answer is B: On the shores of the San Francisco Bay. The remains of Laci Peterson and her son where found separately near the Berkeley Marina.
Question 11 of 11
On the day of the Virginia Tech rampage Cho Seung-Hui mailed a package to NBC News. What did it contain?
... The correct answer is D: Photos. Documents and a video rant in which Seung-Hui blamed Jesus and society for forcing him to carry out the massacre. After killing two people, Seung-Hui walked to the post office, sent the package and then resumed his killing spree.