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The Beltway Snipers: How Much Do You Remember?

By Kelly Brooks
Maryland Newsline
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

1.) According to a report of John Allen Muhammadís crimes from the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, as the shootings began in September 2002, Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo targeted people:
a) In their homes
b) At outdoor cafes
c) In the Metro
d) Closing up businesses for the night

2.) Muhammad was arrested with this type of gun in his possession, which authorities say was used in the shootings.
a) Machine gun
b) Revolver
c) Rifle
d) Shotgun

3.) True or false: Police never interviewed Muhammad about a shooting prior to his arrest.
a) True
b) False

4.) True or false: In the midst of the shooting spree, Muhammad received a ticket for running two stop signs.
a) True
b) False

5.) In which city did a shooting attributed to Muhammad and Malvo not occur?
a) Baton Rouge, La.
b) Montgomery, Ala.
c) Macon, Ga.
d) Manassas, Va.

6.) In their first handwritten note left for police Oct. 6, 2002, Muhammad and Malvo told police to:
a) "Call me God"
b) Leave them $1 million in an account
c) Stop trying to catch them
d) Try harder to catch them

7.) True or false: One of the shootings targeted a college campus.
a) True
b) False

8.) Police received at least one anonymous call referencing the information in the first note left for them. A person with this occupation also received a similar call.
a) Mayor
b) Priest
c) State attorney general
d) Community activist

9.) Immediately before Muhammad and Malvo were captured Oct. 24, 2002, they were sleeping inside Muhammad's:
a) Ford Astro
b) Ford Taurus
c) Toyota Corolla
d) Chevrolet Caprice

10.) Of these items, which did police not find in the car?
a) A list of Baltimore-area schools
b) A cell phone
c) A slip of paper with the Sniper Task Force phone number
d) A GPS

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