The Central Park 5

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The Central Park 5 - Quiz

An online quiz that allows students to educate themselves about the nature of the infamous Central Park 5, which many regard to occur at a time that racial tensions were extremely high.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    WHEN A WHITE, MIDDLE-CLASS FEMALE CITIZEN WENT JOGGING IN CENTRAL PARK LATE AT NIGHT, WHAT HAPPENED?

    • A.

      She got home safely without interruption.

    • B.

      She witnessed the brutal rape of a fellow female citizen.

    • C.

      She was knocked out from behind, raped and then murdered.

    • D.

      She was beaten and raped so viciously that her injuries remained years afterwards.

    Correct Answer
    D. She was beaten and raped so viciously that her injuries remained years afterwards.
  • 2. 

    ANTRON MCCRAY, RAYMOND SANTANA, YUSEF SALAAM, KHAREY WISE AND KEVIN RICHARDSON WERE CONVICTED OF THE GANG RAPE OF TRISHA MEILI.  THEY ALL CAME FROM HARLEM, AND NONE OF THEM WERE WHITE. WHAT ELSE DID THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON?

    • A.

      They were all aged 14 to 16 when they were arrested.

    • B.

      None of them were American by birth.

    • C.

      They all refused to confess to the crime.

    • D.

      They all knew and disliked the rape victim.

    Correct Answer
    A. They were all aged 14 to 16 when they were arrested.
  • 3. 

    WHEN CHARGED, THE FIVE JUVENILES PLEADED NOT GUILTY, ON THE GROUNDS THAT:

    • A.

      They felt they were being prejudiced.

    • B.

      Nobody saw them do it.

    • C.

      They said their confessions had been coerced by policemen.

    • D.

      The rape victim could not identify them as the attackers.

    Correct Answer
    C. They said their confessions had been coerced by policemen.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They said their confessions had been coerced by policemen." This explanation suggests that the reason the five juveniles pleaded not guilty is because they claimed that their confessions were forced by the police. This implies that they believe their confessions were not genuine and were made under pressure or duress.

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  • 4. 

    IN 1990, ALL FIVE WERE FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE (WITHIN TWO TRIALS) AND SENTENCED TO:

    • A.

      Five to thirteen years in jail.

    • B.

      Prison for life.

    • C.

      Seventeen years in jail each.

    • D.

      Lethal injection.

    Correct Answer
    A. Five to thirteen years in jail.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Five to thirteen years in jail" because the question states that all five individuals were found guilty of rape and sentenced. Out of the given options, this is the only one that mentions a jail sentence, which is a common punishment for criminal offenses like rape. The other options, such as prison for life and lethal injection, suggest more severe punishments that are not mentioned in the question. Therefore, the most reasonable and logical option is five to thirteen years in jail.

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  • 5. 

    THE LAST TO GET OUT OF PRISON WAS KHAREY WISE, JUST MONTHS AFTER WHAT?

    • A.

      One of the others was attacked in prison and nearly died.

    • B.

      Racial controversy forced the judges to reconsider their decision.

    • C.

      DNA at the crime scene was linked to somebody else.

    • D.

      The rape victim insisted that the five of them were not responsible.

    Correct Answer
    C. DNA at the crime scene was linked to somebody else.
  • 6. 

    THE DNA AT THE CRIME SCENE WAS FINALLY LINKED TO MATIAS REYES, WHO HIMSELF ADMITTED TO PREVIOUS RAPES AND THE MURDER OF A PREGNANT WOMAN. HIS RESPONSE TO THE ARREST PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED THE FIVE BOYS' CASE. WHAT WAS IT?

    • A.

      He knew all the boys and could confirm that they had been with him.

    • B.

      He admitted that they had helped him in this rape, as well as previous rapes.

    • C.

      He confessed and insisted that he had been alone in the attack.

    • D.

      He denied all involvement, but confirmed that there was an unknown sixth member.

    Correct Answer
    C. He confessed and insisted that he had been alone in the attack.
    Explanation
    Matias Reyes confessed and insisted that he had been alone in the attack. This confession had a profound effect on the case of the five boys, as it contradicted their earlier confessions and provided evidence that they were wrongfully convicted. Reyes' confession supported the boys' claims of innocence and raised doubts about the validity of their earlier statements. It ultimately led to the exoneration of the five boys and the recognition of their wrongful conviction.

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  • 7. 

    THE FIVE WERE FINALLY EXONERATED, AND PLACED A LAWSUIT ON THE CITY FOR MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND EMOTIONAL DISTRESS. HOW MUCH WERE THEY PAID IN THE END?

    • A.

      $40,000,000

    • B.

      $50,000,000

    • C.

      $60,000,000

    • D.

      $70,000,000

    Correct Answer
    A. $40,000,000
    Explanation
    The five individuals were exonerated, meaning they were proven innocent of the crimes they were accused of. As a result, they filed a lawsuit against the city for malicious prosecution, racial discrimination, and emotional distress. The fact that they were awarded $40,000,000 suggests that this was the amount determined by the court as fair compensation for the harm they suffered.

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