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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    After the robbery Swegles had to go to Canada.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Swegles had to go to Canada after the robbery. This implies that there was a reason or requirement for Swegles to travel to Canada following the robbery. Without further context, it is unclear why Swegles had to go to Canada, but based on the given information, the answer "True" indicates that Swegles indeed had to go to Canada after the robbery.

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  • 2. 

    Who did Tyrrell arrest for creating plates to produce coney money?

    • A.

      Jack Hughes

    • B.

      Benjamin Boyd

    • C.

      Terrence Mullen

    • D.

      Thomas Sharp

    Correct Answer
    B. Benjamin Boyd
    Explanation
    Tyrrell arrested Benjamin Boyd for creating plates to produce counterfeit money.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Swegles
    Explanation
    Tyrrell used Swegles as a roper to find out Mullen and Hughes's plan.

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  • 4. 

    Lincoln had to be reburried how many times?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    C. 17
    Explanation
    Lincoln had to be reburied 17 times.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Put his body in a bag
    Explanation
    If the grave robbers were unable to lift the casket, their next course of action would be to put the body in a bag. This suggests that they were determined to steal the body and were prepared with an alternative method to transport it.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. To protect Abraham Lincoln's body
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to protect Abraham Lincoln's body. The Guard of Honor was responsible for ensuring the safety and security of Lincoln's body after his assassination. They were tasked with guarding the funeral train and the burial site to prevent any harm or desecration to the President's remains. Their role was crucial in preserving the dignity and respect for Lincoln during his final journey and burial.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tyrrell used the false name Demorest to register into a Springfield hotel. This implies that the statement is true, as it states that Tyrrell indeed used a false name to register at the hotel.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that the bail for Hughes and Mullen was $20,000 each. However, it does not specify whether the bail amount is true or false. Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the answer is true or false based on the given information.

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  • 9. 

    Hughes and Mullen had to go to prison for 1 year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hughes and Mullen were sentenced to serve a one-year prison term.

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  • 10. 

    The code word for when the robbers were opening the sarcophagus was dry

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      Lantern

    • B.

      Screw driver

    • C.

      Wrench

    • D.

      Hammer

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lantern
    D. Hammer
    Explanation
    The question is asking for tools that were used to break into Lincoln's coffin. Out of the given options, a lantern and a hammer are the tools that could potentially be used for this purpose. A lantern could be used to provide light while attempting to break into the coffin, and a hammer could be used to forcefully open or break the coffin. Therefore, the correct answer is Lantern, Hammer.

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  • 12. 

    Who were the people involved in the robbery.

    • A.

      Benjamin Boyd

    • B.

      Terrance Mullen

    • C.

      Jack Hughes

    • D.

      Allie Boyd

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Terrance Mullen
    C. Jack Hughes
    Explanation
    Terrance Mullen and Jack Hughes were involved in the robbery. The other two individuals listed, Benjamin Boyd and Allie Boyd, were not mentioned as being involved in the crime.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Hughes used a technique called "boodle game" to shove "coney money". Since the statement does not provide any context or further information about what the "boodle game" or "coney money" is, we can only assume that this is a true statement based on the information given. Without additional information, we cannot determine the accuracy or validity of the statement.

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  • 14. 

    What day did they plan on stealing the body?

    • A.

      Saturday

    • B.

      4th of July

    • C.

      Election day

    • D.

      Thanksgiving

    Correct Answer
    C. Election day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Election day. The question is asking about the specific day when they planned on stealing the body. Out of the given options, Election day is the only day mentioned that could be relevant to the context of planning a theft. The other options, Saturday, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving, do not provide any indication of a plan to steal a body. Therefore, Election day is the most plausible answer.

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  • 15. 

    What was the admission fee to get into the tomb?

    • A.

      $5

    • B.

      75 cents

    • C.

      $1

    • D.

      25 cents

    Correct Answer
    D. 25 cents
    Explanation
    The admission fee to get into the tomb was 25 cents.

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