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I Was Assassinated Quiz

Worldwide assassinations! 10 Questions.

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Imagine, in 1980 I was just getting back into music recording when my life was wiped out by four shots fired by a "fan" outside my apartment building in New York. Who am I?

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In 1940 I met my untimely demise with the aid of an ice-pick wielded by one "Ramon Mercader". A Russian revolutionary and intellectual, I wrote many books, and was exiled to Mexico. Who am I?

  • Vladimir Lenin
  • Sergei Kirov
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Victor Chernov

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There I was, in 1865, at the Ford's Theatre in Washington enjoying a performance of "Our American Cousin". The third act had just begun when a man came up behind me and shot me in the head. Who am I?

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An Indian social and political leader, I was assassinated in 1948 by a Hindu nationalist. Who am I?

  • Sanjay Gandhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi
  • Indira Gandhi
  • Mohandas Gandhi

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As Roman Emperor I had guards to safeguard my person, unfortunately it was my wife "Agrippina", who killed me - with poisoned mushrooms. Who am I?

  • Claudius
  • Nero
  • Tiberius
  • Caligula

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An illiterate Russian peasant I may have been, but I was able to use my healing powers to help the haemophiliac son of the Tzar and Tzarina of Russia. I did not die easily. Who am I?

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The last Viceroy of India, I was on holiday in 1979, sailing my boat off the coast of County Sligo, Ireland, when an IRA bomb blew it apart. Who am I?

  • Lord Lyton
  • Lord Louis Mountbatten
  • Airey Neave
  • Christopher Ewart-Biggs

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A Mexican revolutionary, I evaded capture by President Woodrow Wilson's men, only to be assassinated on my own ranch in 1923. Who am I?

  • Emiliano Zapata
  • Venustiano Carranza
  • Francisco Medero
  • Pancho Villa

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I said "I have a dream", and that dream was that some day all men would be equal. In 1968 my life was ended by a sniper's bullet. Who am I?

  • Malcolm X
  • Robert F Kennedy
  • Martin Luther King Jnr
  • Albert Schweitzer

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In 1881, I had only been in office for four months as President of the United States, when a disgruntled person shot me at a railroad station in Washington. Who am I?

  • James Garfield
  • Rutherford Hayes
  • Chester Arthur
  • Andrew Johnson