Do You Know Sylvia Likens?

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Do You Know Sylvia Likens? - Quiz

Have you heard the name Sylvia Likens? Are you aware that she was a very popular murder victim? Do you know what happened to her and the name of her killer? Take this quiz and find out how much you know about the tragedy of the beautiful Sylvia Likens!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sylvia Likens is a famous American what?

    • A.

      Murder victim

    • B.

      Torture victim

    • C.

      Both murder and torture victim

    • D.

      Singer

    • E.

      Dancer

    Correct Answer
    C. Both murder and torture victim
    Explanation
    Sylvia Likens is known for being both a murder and torture victim. Her tragic case gained significant attention in the United States. She was subjected to extreme physical and emotional abuse, ultimately leading to her death. The perpetrators responsible for her torment were convicted of murder and other related charges.

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  • 2. 

    She was murdered in 1965, who was (were) the killer(s)?

    • A.

      Paula and John Baniszewski

    • B.

      Richard Hobbs

    • C.

      Coy Hubbard

    • D.

      Gertrude Baniszewski

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options are correct because multiple individuals were involved in the murder of the person in 1965. Paula and John Baniszewski, Richard Hobbs, Coy Hubbard, and Gertrude Baniszewski were all implicated in the crime.

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  • 3. 

    The prosecutor in the trial for Sylvia's murder described this murder as what at the time?

    • A.

      The most suspects in a crime committed in the state of Indiana

    • B.

      The most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana

    • C.

      The most planned out and thought out murder in the state of Indiana

    • D.

      Involved the most torture he had ever seen

    • E.

      The youngest murder victim in the state of Indiana

    Correct Answer
    B. The most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana." This can be inferred from the phrase "described this murder as what at the time?" which suggests that the prosecutor is describing the murder in extreme terms. The phrase "terrible crime" indicates that it was a particularly heinous and shocking act.

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  • 4. 

    How did Sylvia know the Baniszewski family?

    • A.

      She was the babysitter

    • B.

      Friend of the family

    • C.

      She was related to them by marriage

    • D.

      Her parents knew their parents

    • E.

      She was friends with the children because they went to the same school

    Correct Answer
    A. She was the babysitter
    Explanation
    Sylvia knew the Baniszewski family because she was their babysitter.

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  • 5. 

    Gertrude Baniszewski claimed she suffered from what?

    • A.

      Heart problems

    • B.

      Anxiety attacks

    • C.

      Bi-Polar disorder

    • D.

      Depression

    • E.

      Amnesia

    Correct Answer
    D. Depression
    Explanation
    Gertrude Baniszewski claimed to suffer from depression. Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. It can affect a person's mood, thoughts, and behavior, leading to various physical and emotional symptoms. Gertrude's claim of suffering from depression suggests that she experienced these symptoms, which may have impacted her mental state and behavior.

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  • 6. 

    What is the suspected motive as to why Sylvia was murdered?

    • A.

      The parents were at war with each other so they took it out on her

    • B.

      The convicted killers suffered from many disorders and mental problems

    • C.

      The convicted killers were taking their anger and frustrations out on her

    • D.

      They hated her and were jealous of her

    • E.

      She stole one of the girl's boyfriends

    Correct Answer
    C. The convicted killers were taking their anger and frustrations out on her
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the motive for Sylvia's murder was that the convicted killers were venting their anger and frustrations on her. This implies that the murderers had some unresolved issues or emotional problems that they took out on Sylvia, leading to her murder.

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  • 7. 

    The convicted killers forced Sylvia to write a letter about some guys beating her and dragging her, making it seem as if she was depressed and had committed suicide. Who cracked under pressure on the stand?

    • A.

      Coy Hubbard (15 years old, one of the murderers of Sylvia)

    • B.

      Jenny (Sylvia's sister)

    • C.

      John (Gertrude's 13 year old son)

    • D.

      Paula (Gertrude's 17 year old daughter)

    • E.

      Marie (Gertrude's 11 year old daughter)

    Correct Answer
    E. Marie (Gertrude's 11 year old daughter)
    Explanation
    Marie, Gertrude's 11-year-old daughter, cracked under pressure on the stand. The question mentions that the convicted killers forced Sylvia to write a letter about some guys beating her and dragging her, making it seem as if she was depressed and had committed suicide. It can be inferred that during the trial, Marie was likely questioned about her involvement or knowledge of the events, and she was unable to withstand the pressure and gave in, possibly revealing crucial information or admitting her role in the crime.

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  • 8. 

    How old was Sylvia when she was murdered?

    • A.

      18 years old

    • B.

      16 years old

    • C.

      15 years old

    • D.

      14 years old

    • E.

      13 years old

    Correct Answer
    B. 16 years old
    Explanation
    Sylvia was 16 years old when she was murdered.

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  • 9. 

    Where was Sylvia's mother, Betty?

    • A.

      She had been arrested and jailed

    • B.

      She died so her dad made her work for the Baniszewski's

    • C.

      She hated Sylvia and her sister, so she made them live with the Baniszewski's

    • D.

      She was never around, and had never been around. Neither was her dad.

    • E.

      Sylvia was an orphan so the Baniszewski's were her family

    Correct Answer
    A. She had been arrested and jailed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She had been arrested and jailed." This is because the question asks about Sylvia's mother, Betty, and the given answer states that she had been arrested and jailed.

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  • 10. 

    When Sylvia overheard that they were going to tie her up, blindfold her and kill her, what happened?

    • A.

      She tried to call 911 but was too dehydrated to cry so they didn't believe her and didn't show up

    • B.

      She tried to commit suicide but failed

    • C.

      She tried to pretend she committed suicide so they wouldn't kill her

    • D.

      She tried escaping but Gertrude caught her and punished her

    • E.

      She confronted them about it

    Correct Answer
    D. She tried escaping but Gertrude caught her and punished her

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