How Well Do You Remember These Famous Murders?

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How Well Do You Remember These Famous Murders? - Quiz

Throughout history we have been presented with numerous feats and advancements; but nothing captivates us more than infamous murders. There are a number of reasons why we are captivated by the murders and those that decided they could take life. There are chat rooms, groups, movies, books and more dedicated to the horrific world of murder.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the real name of The Black Dahlia?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Smart

    • B.

      Elizabeth Short

    • C.

      Elizabeth Smith

    • D.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    Correct Answer
    B. Elizabeth Short
    Explanation
    The real name of The Black Dahlia is Elizabeth Short.

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  • 2. 

    Who was NOT murdered along with Sharon Tate in her Beverly Hills home?

    • A.

      Jay Sebring

    • B.

      Abigail Folger

    • C.

      Wojciech Frykowski

    • D.

      Roman Polanski

    Correct Answer
    D. Roman Polanski
    Explanation
    Roman Polanski was not murdered along with Sharon Tate in her Beverly Hills home. Roman Polanski is a well-known film director and was married to Sharon Tate at the time of her murder. However, he was not present at the house on the night of the murders. The other three individuals mentioned - Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, and Wojciech Frykowski - were all victims of the Manson Family murders that took place on August 9, 1969.

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  • 3. 

    In what year was Rebel Without a Cause star, Sal Mineo, murdered near the Sunset Strip?

    • A.

      1974

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1977

    Correct Answer
    C. 1976
    Explanation
    Sal Mineo, the star of Rebel Without a Cause, was murdered near the Sunset Strip in 1976. This information is given in the question and is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Bob Crane (Hogan’s Heroes) was bludgeoned to death in 1978.  What year was John Henry Carpenter arrested and charged for his murder?

    • A.

      1978

    • B.

      1983

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    C. 1992
    Explanation
    In 1992, John Henry Carpenter was arrested and charged for the murder of Bob Crane.

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  • 5. 

    What was the death of Natalie Wood originally listed as via the coroner’s office?

    • A.

      Homicide

    • B.

      Undetermined

    • C.

      Accidental

    • D.

      Suicide

    Correct Answer
    B. Undetermined
    Explanation
    The death of Natalie Wood was originally listed as "Undetermined" by the coroner's office. This means that the cause of her death could not be definitively determined. It suggests that there was insufficient evidence or conflicting information to determine whether her death was a result of homicide, accident, or suicide. The classification of "Undetermined" leaves the possibility open for any of these causes, indicating a lack of certainty in the investigation.

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  • 6. 

    In 1998, Brynn Omdahl killed what famed comedian before killing herself?

    • A.

      John Belushi

    • B.

      Robin Williams

    • C.

      Phil Hartman

    • D.

      Chris Farley

    Correct Answer
    C. Phil Hartman
    Explanation
    Brynn Omdahl killed Phil Hartman before killing herself in 1998. Phil Hartman was a famed comedian known for his work on the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" and his voice acting on "The Simpsons." This tragic event shocked the entertainment industry and fans alike, as Hartman's talent and comedic skills were widely admired.

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  • 7. 

    In 2009, Phil Spector was convicted of the 2003 murder of what actress?

    • A.

      Natalie Wood

    • B.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • C.

      Elizabeth Short

    • D.

      Lana Clarkson

    Correct Answer
    D. Lana Clarkson
    Explanation
    In 2009, Phil Spector was convicted of the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson. Lana Clarkson was an actress who had appeared in several B-movies and had worked as a hostess at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Spector was found guilty of shooting Clarkson in the mouth at his mansion in Alhambra, California. The trial was highly publicized and Spector was ultimately sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for second-degree murder.

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  • 8. 

    Ronni Chasen was returning home from what movie premiere when she was murdered?

    • A.

      Burlesque

    • B.

      Book of Eli

    • C.

      Legion

    • D.

      Edge of Darkness

    Correct Answer
    A. Burlesque
    Explanation
    Ronni Chasen was returning home from the Burlesque movie premiere when she was murdered.

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  • 9. 

    Lizzy Borden is famously credited for the murder of whom?

    • A.

      Bridget Sullivan and Uncle John

    • B.

      Andrew and Abby Borden

    • C.

      Andrew and Emma Borden

    • D.

      Herself

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrew and Abby Borden
    Explanation
    Lizzy Borden is famously credited for the murder of Andrew and Abby Borden. This is a well-known case in American history where Lizzy Borden was accused of brutally killing her father and stepmother with an axe in 1892. The case gained significant media attention and Lizzy Borden was put on trial for the murders. Despite being acquitted, she remained a subject of public fascination and speculation regarding her guilt or innocence.

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  • 10. 

    Who was recently accused via a television documentary of murdering JonBenet Ramsey?

    • A.

      Her father

    • B.

      A neighbor

    • C.

      Her mother

    • D.

      Her brother

    Correct Answer
    D. Her brother
    Explanation
    The correct answer is her brother because a recent television documentary accused him of murdering JonBenet Ramsey.

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  • 11. 

    The Boy in The box has also been referred to as what?

    • A.

      Peter Smith

    • B.

      Minor John Doe

    • C.

      America’s Unknown Child

    • D.

      Adam Walsh

    Correct Answer
    C. America’s Unknown Child
    Explanation
    The Boy in the Box is a famous unsolved murder case involving the unidentified body of a young boy found in a cardboard box in Philadelphia in 1957. Due to the lack of identification, the boy has been referred to as "America's Unknown Child." This name highlights the mystery surrounding his identity and the nation's collective interest in solving the case. The other options provided, Peter Smith, Minor John Doe, and Adam Walsh, are not associated with this specific case.

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