Lincoln's Grave Robbers Book Quiz! Trivia

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Lincoln’s grave robbers book quiz trivia. This book by Steve Sheinkin tells a true story about secret service agents following the trail o some criminals trying to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body so that they can ransom it for some cash and their leader’s freedom from prison. Did Ben get his freedom, and what mistakes did the criminals make? This quiz will help see how much you know about this heist from the book.


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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who did Tyrrell arrest for creating plates to produce coney money?
    • A. 

      Jack Hughes

    • B. 

      Benjamin Boyd

    • C. 

      Terrence Mullen

    • D. 

      Thomas Sharp

  • 2. 
    What was Lincoln's Guard of Honor's job?
    • A. 

      To guard the Lincoln family

    • B. 

      To protect Abraham Lincoln's body

    • C. 

      Help bury Lincoln's body

    • D. 

      Arrest the grave robbers

  • 3. 
    Who did Tyrrell use as a roper to find out Mullen and Hughes's plan?
    • A. 

      Swegles

    • B. 

      John Carroll Power

    • C. 

      Pete McCartney

    • D. 

      Allie Boyd

  • 4. 
    Lincoln had to be reburried how many times?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      21

  • 5. 
    What were the grave robbers gonna do if they couldn't lift the casket?
    • A. 

      Leave the body

    • B. 

      Get a crane

    • C. 

      Get more people to help

    • D. 

      Put his body in a bag

  • 6. 
    What day did they plan on stealing the body?
    • A. 

      Saturday

    • B. 

      4th of July

    • C. 

      Election day

    • D. 

      Thanksgiving

  • 7. 
    What was the admission fee to get into the tomb?
    • A. 

      $5

    • B. 

      75 cents

    • C. 

      $1

    • D. 

      25 cents

  • 8. 
    Tyrrell used the false name Demorest to register into a Springfield hotel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    After the robbery Swegles had to go to Canada.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Bail for Hughes and Mullen was $20,000 each.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Hughes and Mullen had to go to prison for 1 year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The code word for when the robbers were opening the sarcophagus was dry
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Hughes used a technique called boodle game to shove coney money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Some tools used to break into Lincoln's coffin was.
    • A. 

      Lantern

    • B. 

      Screw driver

    • C. 

      Wrench

    • D. 

      Hammer

  • 15. 
    Who were the people involved in the robbery.
    • A. 

      Benjamin Boyd

    • B. 

      Terrance Mullen

    • C. 

      Jack Hughes

    • D. 

      Allie Boyd