assassinations

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 April, 2005, 12:00am

1 In what United States city was Dr Martin Luther King Jnr shot dead on April 4, 1968?


2 What nationality was Robert F. Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan?


3 Julius Caesar was murdered by a group of conspirators on the Ides of March, 44BC. What date is this?


4 President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching which play?


5 In which city was Tsar Alexander II of Russia assassinated in 1881?


6 What book was John Lennon's killer, Mark Chapman, carrying when he was arrested?


7 Whose assassination triggered the first world war?


8 With what implement was Soviet exile Leon Trotsky murdered on August 20, 1940?


9 In what year was Mahatma Gandhi shot and killed a) 1948 b) 1958 c) 1968?


10 Who shot President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald? Paul Kay


Solution 1 Memphis, Tennessee 2 Palestinian 3 March 15 4 Our American Cousin by Tom Taylor 5 St Petersburg 6 The Catcher in the Rye 7 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria 8 An ice pick 9 a) 1948 10 Jack Ruby.