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Can You Manage an "Escape from Alcatraz" Quiz?
by R. White

Do you know which film star played convict Frank Morris, or what the three escapees used to construct their raft? Remember what the warden secretly threw into the water at the end of the film? See if you have the know-how to earn a perfect score on this "Escape from Alcatraz" quiz!

A little over a mile off the coast of San Francisco sits Alcatraz Island. A former lighthouse and military garrison, it became a military prison in 1868, and the location was so perfect for confinement that in 1934, Alcatraz was transformed into a federal prison. Its remote location, surrounded by icy water and sharks gave the place a reputation as inescapable and made it an ideal spot for the government to send prisoners who were too difficult or out-of-control for other institutions. 

In the nearly 30 years that Alcatraz housed prisoners, at least three dozen men attempted to escape. Almost all were killed or immediately captured, but in 1963, three men -- Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin, and John Anglin -- managed to slip away. Well ... maybe. The three were never found, and it's not clear whether they drowned in the frigid waters of the bay, or made it to freedom and lived out their lives. 

A 1963 book about the daring escape became the hit 1979 film, "Escape from Alcatraz." Think you remember everything about this classic movie? Take our quiz to find out!

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