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Trivia Quiz - Kennedy Family Tragedies

Is there really a Kennedy family curse? If so, how much do you know about the details? This quiz is all about the Kennedy family tragedies!

Quiz Number: 2446
Date Submitted: April 23, 2008
Quiz Categories: American History, American Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 73.3 percent
Times Taken: 397 times
Taken by Registered Users: 17

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1. In 1944, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., the oldest son of Rose and Joseph, died in a plane crash during World War II. The pilot was 29 at the time of his death. Into what body of water did his plane crash?
  A.   Mediterranean Sea
  B.   Black Sea
  C.   English Channel
  D.   North Sea

2. The second son of President Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, died on August 7, 1963, only two days after he was born almost six weeks premature. What was the boy's name?
  A.   Patrick
  B.   Joseph
  C.   Michael
  D.   James

3. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas. He was 46. From which building were the shots fired that killed him?
  A.   Dallas County Criminal Courts Building
  B.   Dallas County Records Building
  C.   Dal-Tex Building
  D.   Texas School Book Depository Building

4. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968 in Los Angeles. The 42 year old had just won California's Democratic presidential primary election. In which Los Angeles hotel was he killed?
  A.   The Ambassador Hotel
  B.   Knickerbocker Hotel
  C.   Millennium Biltmore Hotel
  D.   Westin Bonaventure Hotel

5. In 1969, Edward M. Kennedy, drove off a bridge on his way home from a party on a Massachusetts island. Mary Jo Kopechne, an aide who was in the car with him, died in the accident. What was the name of the island where the accident took place?
  A.   Martha's Vineyard
  B.   Chappaquiddick Island
  C.   Nashawena Island
  D.   Nonamesset Island

6. In 1973, Joseph P. Kennedy II, the son of Robert and Ethel, was the driver in a car accident on Cape Cod that left one passenger permanently disabled. What type of permanent ailment did the passenger sustain?
  A.   the passenger lost a lung
  B.   the passenger lost a kidney
  C.   permanent brain damage
  D.   permanent paralysis

7. In 1984, David A. Kennedy, son of Robert, died in Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 28. How did he die?
  A.   gun shot
  B.   drowning
  C.   drug overdose
  D.   car accident

8. In 1991, William Kennedy Smith, the son of Jean Kennedy Smith, was accused of raping a woman at the family's vacation home. In what city did this take place?
  A.   Palm Beach, Florida
  B.   Pompano Beach, Florida
  C.   Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  D.   Tempe, Arizona

9. In 1997, Michael Kennedy, the son of Robert, died in a skiing accident at the age of 39. Where did the accident take place?
  A.   Park City Mountain, Utah
  B.   Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
  C.   Vail, Colorado
  D.   Aspen, Colorado

10. In 1999, John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and his sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, died when their plane crashed into the waters off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. What type of plane was Kennedy Jr. piloting when they crashed ?
  A.   Beechcraft Skipper
  B.   Piper Saratoga
  C.   Cessna 400
  D.   Cirrus SR20®   

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