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Trivia Quiz - John Dillinger: Glorified Criminal

Trivia quiz about the personal life and "career" of the scoundrel, John Dillinger.

Quiz Number: 1274
Date Submitted: May 31, 2007
Quiz Categories: Depression-Era Gangsters
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 45.9 percent
Times Taken: 3,142 times
Taken by Registered Users: 33
Quiz is about: John Dillinger

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John Dillinger Glorified Criminal
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1. In what state was Dillinger born and raised?
  A.   MIchigan
  B.   Indiana
  C.   Illinois
  D.   Ohio

2. Dillinger enlisted and eventually deserted what branch of the military?
  A.   Army
  B.   Navy
  C.   Marines
  D.   Air Force

3. In 1924, Dillinger went on a drinking binge and committed his first crime. What was it?
  A.   bank robbery
  B.   paint store robbery
  C.   grocery store robbery
  D.   arson

4. Aside from Dillinger himself, who was the only man to be a part of both Dillinger gangs? (commonly known as the first Dillinger gang and the second Dillinger gang)
  A.   Charles "Fat Charley" Makley
  B.   Eddie Green
  C.   John "Red" Hamilton
  D.   Baby Face Nelson

5. On March 3, 1934, Dillinger escaped from what "escape-proof" prison?
  A.   Michigan City, Indiana prison
  B.   Crown Point, Indiana county jail
  C.   Indiana State Penitentery
  D.   Illinois State Penitentery

6. On March 3, 1934, Dillinger used a fake gun to escape from prison. The gun was carved out of what?
  A.   wood
  B.   soap
  C.   plastic
  D.   rubber

7. In 1934, the U.S. Department of Justice offered a reward for the capture of Dillinger. How much was the reward?
  A.   $10,000
  B.   $20,000
  C.   $50,000
  D.   $100,000

8. The FBI ambushed and killed Dillinger in what city?
  A.   Indianapolis
  B.   Milwaukee
  C.   New York City
  D.   Chicago

9. As the FBI waited outside a theater to ambush Dillinger, they were told to watch for a woman accompanying Dillinger. Folklore tells us the lady was wearing a red dress. What was the actual color of her dress?
  A.   lavender
  B.   orange
  C.   white
  D.   yellow

10. What controversy arose after the death of Dillinger?
  A.   Dillinger had an illigitimate child
  B.   Dillinger never committed the crimes for which he was accused
  C.   several different women laid claim to his belongings
  D.   the FBI had killed the wrong man; a Dillinger look-alike®   

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