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Trivia Quiz - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg - Executed Spies


Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed as spies during the height of the Cold War. Many claim they were innocent or their crime did not deserve the death penalty. Test your knowledge of these souls who were the only U S civilians executed for espionage

Quiz Number: 5592
Date Submitted: March 14, 2016
Quiz Categories: American History, Crime & Law
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 51.7 percent
Times Taken: 36 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3

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1. In what country were the Rosenbergs born?
  A.   U S A
  B.   Russia
  C.   Estonia
  D.   Palestine

2. How did Julius Rosenberg get into the espionage game?
  A.   He had become involved with Soviets during his WWII service
  B.   He was a member of the Communist Youth League
  C.   His mother had read him Marx's Communist Manifesto while in elementary school.
  D.   He was unemployed and needed money

3. What was Ethel Rosenberg's maiden name?
  A.   Whitehouse
  B.   Rougeman
  C.   Schwarzkopf
  D.   Greenglass

4. What was the basis of the charge against the Rosenbergs?
  A.   They had sent pictures of atomic bomb design to the Soviets.
  B.   They had supplied the names of top CIA and FBI agents to the Soviets.
  C.   They housed Soviet double agents in their New York apartment.
  D.   They had installed listening devices in the Pentagon

5. Which of Ethel Rosenberg's family later admitted to lying about her involvement in the spy ring?
  A.   father
  B.   mother
  C.   sister
  D.   brother

6. What reason was given for why the Rosenbergs were the only members executed of the charged group of spies?
  A.   They were the ringleaders of the gang.
  B.   They were Jewish.
  C.   They were suspected of being involved in espionage during WWII.
  D.   They refused to confess.

7. In what U S prison were the Rosenbergs executed?
  A.   Sing Sing
  B.   Alcatraz
  C.   Leavenworth
  D.   Washington Correctional Facility

8. The Rosenbergs left behind two young sons. What happened to them?
  A.   They were cared for by their grandparents
  B.   They were sent to live with a family in the Soviet Union
  C.   They were adopted by an American family
  D.   They were given a new identity, their whereabouts unknown.

9. In what year were the Rosenbergs executed?
  A.   1951
  B.   1953
  C.   1955
  D.   1957

10. Many people protested openly against the execution of the Rosenbergs. Who of the following was not one of them?
  A.   Pope Pius XII
  B.   Albert Einstein
  C.   John Paul Satre
  D.   Prince Phillip


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