The Central Park 5

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The Central Park 5

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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