Do You Know Sylvia Likens?

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Do You Know Sylvia Likens?

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5. 
    Gertrude Baniszewski claimed she suffered from what?
    • A. 

      Heart problems

    • B. 

      Anxiety attacks

    • C. 

      Bi-Polar disorder

    • D. 

      Depression

    • E. 

      Amnesia

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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