Outlaws by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

HealyT
What the heck is that?


Runner(s)-Up:

VaccaD
Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?


Quiz Description

They fought the law, and the law won. Usually.

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Questions:

Killed on July 20, 1923 when gunmen fired more than 40 shots into his car, his last words are often (almost certainly inaccurately) said to have been “Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.” Who was this general whose 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico, saw him pursued unsuccessfully by the U.S. army for nearly a year?

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Pancho Villa

The Jerilderie Letter, dictated to Joe Byrne in 1879, called for justice for Irish settlers and explains the killing of three policemen at Stringybark Creek as self-defense. What infamous outlaw, whose story became what is often called the world’s first feature film in 1906, justified his bushranging actions in that letter?

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Ned Kelly

This 1976 film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1996, and its director and star called it his favorite of his films - both awkwardly high praise for a film based on a novel by a white supremacist. Name this Western, whose titular hero is a Confederate guerrilla on the run from murderous Union soldiers.

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

William Harrison Ainsworth’s 1834 novel Rookwood turned this highwayman, executed in 1739 for stealing horses, into a romantic hero. What 18th century English outlaw was described by Ainsworth as riding around 200 miles from London to York in a single night, a journey that was not actually possible?

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Dick Turpin

A smuggler who helped bring Caribbean goods into New Orleans in violation of the Embargo Act of 1807, which French-American pirate also assisted the US in winning the Battle of New Orleans in exchange for a full pardon?

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Jean Lafitte

On June 16, 2012, his gravestone in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, was tipped over despite weighing 2,000 pounds and being protected by a steel cage. This was just a year and a half after outgoing governor Bill Richardson opted against a posthumous pardon for the murder of Sheriff William Brady during the Lincoln County War. What infamous Wild West figure may not be buried at Fort Sumner anyway, if the claim of Ollie Partridge Roberts to have been this man was true?

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Billy the Kid

The November 24, 1971 flight hijacked by a man using the name Dan Cooper was traveling between Portland and Seattle. What airline, which officially completed a merger with Delta in 2010, operated the flight in question?

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Northwest Airlines (or Northwest Orient)

Two professional football teams named the Outlaws have both lasted just a single season, the first in the XFL in 2001 (featuring Rod “He Hate Me” Smart) and the second in the Arena Football League in 2015 (featuring Vince Neil as a majority owner). What city did both teams call home?

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Las Vegas

Although its most significant actual military engagement involved losing an 1880s war with its southwestern neighbor, what country’s army can claim responsibility in the historical record for involvement in the deaths of Che Guevara, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid?

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Bolivia

Initially a legitimate cattle dealer, he was evicted from his land following accusations of embezzlement from the Duke of Montrose, eventually becoming a cattle raider and – in the folk hero tradition – a protector of the area’s poor tenants. Who was this Scotsman of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, whose namesake cocktail is similar to a Manhattan?

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Rob Roy (MacGregor)

In an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the outlaw Dennis Moore steals from the rich and gives to the poor – but unfortunately for the poor, he only steals what type of flower, a genus that includes the bluebonnet?

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Lupins

Colton Harris-Moore, currently serving time in Washington state, gained notoriety in the summer of 2010 when he stole a Cessna from the airport in Bloomington, Indiana, and flew it to the Bahamas, already having been wanted on various theft charges, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. What nickname did Harris-Moore have in the media, based on his attire during the commission of some of his crimes?

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The Barefoot Bandit