WONDER #2578: How Dangerous Was John Dillinger?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. John Dillinger was born in 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  2. John Dillinger was the most dangerous criminal of all time.
  3. John Dillinger was a bank robber who was reportedly killed by the FBI in 1934.
  4. Police and the FBI have become much more effective since the 1930s.

Question 2 of 3

What caused many people to support Dillinger’s crimes?

  1. Most people wanted to rob banks but were not brave enough to actually do so.
  2. They were still angry at the banks for failing during the Great Depression and saw the robberies as payback.
  3. John Dillinger was very rude to bank customers, which most people admired about him.
  4. Public opinion did not largely support Dillinger’s crimes.

Question 3 of 3

Which of these is NOT true about the story of John Dillinger?

  1. John Dillinger escaped from prison several times.
  2. Some people believe John Dillinger was not really killed by the FBI.
  3. John Dillinger’s relatives tried to have their DNA compared to his remains, but were refused.
  4. John Dillinger never actually robbed a bank.

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