Crime factsUnited States quiz
What spectacular achievement of young Stalin boosted his career among Bolsheviks?
Bank robbery. Before the Russian Revolution, Communist paramilitaries were often raising money through robberies and ransom kidnappings. Particularly notable was the 1907 Tiflis bank robbery, in which Stalin participated (playing minor role). The robbery resulted in 40 deaths and the theft of 341,000 rubles (equivalent to around US $3.4 million today).
On March 30, 1981, US president Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. What was his motive?
He wanted to impress Jodie Foster. Hinckley became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which a disturbed protagonist plots to assassinate a presidential candidate. Failing to develop any meaningful contact with Jodie Foster, who played a child prostitute in the film, Hinckley developed a plot to assassinate the president to get her attention.
A psychological phenomenon in which hostages express sympathy to their captors is called after a certain city. Which one?
Stockholm syndrome is named after the bank robbery in Stockholm in 1973. Several bank employees were held hostage in a bank vault for 6 days and became emotionally attached to their captors and even defended them after they were freed. Stockholm Syndrome does not necessarily require a hostage scenario. Essentially, victims mistake a lack of abuse from their oppressors for an act of kindness.
Which drug has become popular in connection with the television series "Breaking Bad"
Methamphetamine. Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television It tells the story of Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Together with his former student Jesse Pinkman, White turns to a life of crime by producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future before he dies, while navigating the dangers of the criminal world.
Where did Al Capone operate?
In Chicago. Capone settled in Chicago to take over the Johnny Torrio’s business dealing with outlawed liquor. Within 3 years, Capone had nearly 700 men at his disposal. By the middle of the decade, he had gained complete control of the suburb Cicero, and had installed his own Mayor in office.