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Trivia Quiz - The Chappaquiddick Incident


On July 18, 1969 Mary Jo Kopechne died in Edward Kennedy’s submerged car after they left a party at a guesthouse. The circumstances of her death have been debated for almost 50 years and ended any serious presidential aspirations of Edward Kennedy.

Quiz Number: 5749
Date Submitted: May 27, 2018
Quiz Categories: History, American History, Crime & Law
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 50 percent
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The Chappaquiddick Incident

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1. What geographical feature is Chappaquiddick, the scene of this tragedy?
  A.   river
  B.   bridge
  C.   island
  D.   town

2. How old was Mary Jo Kopechne at the time of the accident?
  A.   19
  B.   21
  C.   25
  D.   28

3. In what state did the Chappaquiddick tragedy occur?
  A.   New York
  B.   Massachusetts
  C.   New Jersey
  D.   New Hampshire

4. The accident occurred sometime between 11:15pm and 1:30am. How long did it take for Edward Kennedy to report the accident?
  A.   two hours
  B.   five hours
  C.   nine hours
  D.   fourteen hours

5. What item did Mary Jo leave at the party?
  A.   car key
  B.   hotel room key
  C.   luggage
  D.   diary

6. The six women at the party had what collective nickname given to them during their time as staffers of Robert Kennedy?
  A.   engine room
  B.   The Sisterhood
  C.   brain trust
  D.   Boiler room girls

7. The captain of the fire rescue unit who recovered Mary Jo’s body from Kennedy’s car testified she died of what cause?
  A.   suffocation
  B.   drowning
  C.   broken neck
  D.   head injuries

8. What item did Edward Kennedy take with him to Mary Jo's funeral in an attempt to garner sympathy?
  A.   wheelchair
  B.   neck brace
  C.   sling
  D.   crutches

9. Which of the following did Edward Kennedy admit to regarding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne?
  A.   He was driving Mary Jo back to her hotel.
  B.   He was affected by alcohol.
  C.   He left the scene of an accident.
  D.   He and Mary Jo were romantically involved.

10. Because of the suspicious circumstances of Mary Jo's death, which of the following theories was postulated as a plausible answer for many inconsistencies?
  A.   Mary Jo died of a drug overdose at the party and the crash was staged to deflect negative publicity.
  B.   Another staffer was driving the car but Kennedy took the rap.
  C.   Mary Jo was killed as she was about to divulge she and Kennedy were lovers.
  D.   Kennedy let an alcohol-affected Mary Jo drive the car alone.

11. What item did Edward Kennedy take with him to Mary Jo's funeral in an attempt to garner sympathy?
  A.   wheelchair
  B.   neck brace
  C.   sling
  D.   crutches

12. Which of the following did Edward Kennedy admit to regarding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne?
  A.   He was driving Mary Jo back to her hotel.
  B.   He was affected by alcohol.
  C.   He left the scene of an accident.
  D.   He and Mary Jo were romantically involved.

13. Because of the suspicious circumstances of Mary Jo's death, which of the following theories was postulated as a plausible answer for many inconsistencies?
  A.   Mary Jo died of a drug overdose at the party and the crash was staged to deflect negative publicity.
  B.   Another staffer was driving the car but Kennedy took the rap.
  C.   Mary Jo was killed as she was about to divulge she and Kennedy were lovers.
  D.   Kennedy let an alcohol-affected Mary Jo drive the car alone.


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