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Jasmina Mehmedagic

ENG 102H
Professor McKeever
April 24, 2016
Puzzlers Quiz
1. Was Mary Jo Kopechne (1940-1969) pregnant when she died?
Answer: The story of Mary Jo Kopechnes death is a tragic one. The story began at the reunion
of Bobby Kennedy. Teddy Kennedy was making a thank-you speech and drank much more
than he should have. He and Mary Jo had the same hotel and after the reunion ended he offered
to take her to their hotel. Teddy Kennedy drove down the road and then realized there were cops.
At the time Teddy was running for president. He did not want to ruin his own reputation because
of his drinking and driving. Therefore, he asked Mary Jo to drive his car back to the hotel as he
insisted he should walk the rest of the way. He walked the new bridge that was just recently built.
Mary Jo was not familiar with the area around her so she mistakenly drove down the old road to
the old broken bridge and straight into the water. Mary Jo was alive in an air bublle for about five
hours and asphyxiated. When Teddy Kennedy made it to the hotel and did not see Mary Jo at the
hotels bar he then shrugged it off and went straight to bed. The next morning when he woke he
then grabbed breakfast. A man came and whispered to him about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
He knew that the press would be all over him asking questions and searching for answers
because it all took place in his car and he was seen driving with her before the incident. It was
obvious that the person who was key to blame was in fact Kennedy. It looked like a murder.
Kennedy was told bend the truth by saying he was the one who drove the car, went into the water
off of the bridge and then got out. Furthermore, he tried to save her repeatedly diving back into
the water but it was too late. Then he crawled out of the water onto the shore then fell asleep at
his hotel when he got back. The only problem with this was the question, Why did he fail to call
the authorities? It was obvious the story did not seem believable and Kennedy confirmed to the
false story. Mary Jos parents requested an autopsy to see if she was murdered by Teddy
Kennedy. They also wanted to discover if she was a virgin when she died, and it was as they
expected.
2. Who was Shakespeare's "Dark Lady"?
Answer: In many of Shakespeares most explicit and famous sonnets he referred to a woman that
was worldly known as the Dark Lady. In the article that I used to find this information, it states
that the Dark Lady is revealed to be Aline Florio. She was the wife of an Italian translator.
Although, she was married she was not faithful the words temptation and callously self-satisfied
betrayal of her husband described her perfectly and it closely fit the description of the
mysterious Dark Lady. The man who finally discovered the identity of the Dark Lady is Dr.
Burl. He spent years studying every volume of Shakespeares own work, many papers, and
biographies. There were eight candidates that couldve been Shakespeares Dark Lady, luckily
Burl narrowed to down to one that fit the criteria exactly. Using clues from all of Shakespeares

work, he found that it really was Aline Florio. She was dark haired and very much married. She
and her husband had children together. Although she was committed to a man, she was faithless,
enjoyed the act of sex, and was highly selfish and self-centered. The clues that Dr. Burl is
convinced that point to her are that Shakespeare and Florio met at Titchfield and then again in
London at the home of Aline. She also only lived for the pleasure of herself and her own
gratification. Again, referring back to how she is very self-centered. Florio put her own needs
first, no matter how much damage it would create. Shakespeares sonnets 127-154 became
known as the sonnets of the Dark Lady Shakespeare spoke of her as a very beautiful but
mysterious mistress with pitch black and eyes that were raven black. Although we may never
know the true revel of the Dark Lady, all clues do point to the once beautiful but selfish and
unfaithful, Aline Florio.
3. Who killed Marilyn Sheppard on July 4, 1954?
Answer: The prime suspect of the murder of Marilyn Sheppard was Richard Eberling. Eberling
was a twenty-five year old who owned a small window cleaning business known as Dicks
Window Company. Marilyn was a client of Mr. Eberling and he developed a very close
friendship with Marilyn Sheppard. He stated that he remembered having milk and desserts with
Ms. Sheppard in her home. The comments that he made also suggested that he was physically
attracted to her, talking about her tight shorts and small blouse that fit her just right. Clues like
this could easily point the murder to Eberling even though there was not concrete evidence to
prove that he was the one who killed Marilyn Sheppard. In 1959, he was arrested for theft after
one of his clients reported money stolen and she pointed him as the criminal responsible.
Therefore, to prove that he was guilty of this crime the police searched his home. There they had
found wads of cash and jewelry stolen from multiple clients. Among the many items recovered a
cocktail ring that belonged to the deceased Marilyn Sheppard was found in Eberlings home.
When the ring of Marilyns was found, all eyes were on him again. This made many suspicious
since the murder of Marilyn was still unsolved. Eberling was then brought into the station to be
questioned about the murder, in hopes that a confession of the killing may come out. To test the
waters police lied about having a blood sample of his that was found in Marilyns home.
Thinking that Eberling would deny that his blood was found in the Sheppard home, he told
authorities that two days before her death he was washing her windows he had cut his finger
while he was installing the screen. Eberlings answer to their question forced police to have him
take a lie detector test to prove his guilt or innocence and he then answered question about the
murder of Marilyn Sheppard. He answered every question without any indication of killing
Sheppard when questions about her were asked. Eberling was taken off the case as a suspect for
a couple years because of the results of the lie detector test. There was not a valid reason to keep
him as a suspect, then he stayed under the radar for a few years. Later he was convicted for
murder of an elderly woman, insurance fraud, and grand larceny. This brought interest once
again into the Sheppard case and then he was brought in as the possible murderer. His
background showed partial evidence and clues to show that he could have committed this crime.
He was abandoned by his father at a young age and because of that fit the profile of someone
who potentially murder a beautiful young woman like Marilyn Sheppard. He had a violent
jealously of the Sheppard because of their success and accomplishments. Richard Eberling was

sent to prison for his convictions but never for the murder of Marilyn. In 1998, he died in prison
and the case of Marilyn Sheppard was never solved. Although, most accusations point to Richard
Eberling there was never concrete evidence to prove him guilty.
4. Did Ted Hughes kill Sylvia Plath?
Answer: Ted Hughes faced four deaths of close friends and family members in a matter of six
years. One of those deaths being his beloved wife, Sylvia Plath. Prior to Sylvias suicide she had
a patchy marriage with her husband, Ted Hughes. The reason for her suicide was because of her
husbands affair with her associate Assia Wevill. Wevill and Hughes met at a couples weekend
which included Ted, Sylvia, Assia, and Assias husband David. It was that weekend Hughes
wrote a in a poem about Assia, The dreamer in me fell in love with her. It was obvious to Plath
that this line was directed toward the only other woman there, Assia. It was six weeks later that
Hughes and Wevill met privately when he flew to London for a meeting at the famous BBC. The
affair was easily and quickly discovered by his current wife. Sylvia ordered Hughes to leave her
house immediately, and he did so happily. Wevill made it clear to all of her friends that she was
involved with a married man, and she felt no shame about the situation. In the next two months,
Hughes went back and forth between Assia and Sylvia with no problem. In the middle of
September Hughes and his wife took a trip to Ireland in the middle of his trip he disappeared and
it was quite obvious he was meeting with his mistress. He had planned this disappearance before
they both even left for the trip to Ireland. When they had returned from their trip Plath pleaded
Hughes to give up his mistress and restore their marriage. He put up a fight and refused then fled
to London to stay with Assia. He and Wevill were seen so much together they were mistaken for
living with each other. It became normal to see the two together, although it was clear it was an
affair that was taking place. On February 11th, Sylvia Plath ended her life. She was found by her
husband in their kitchen. She had taken a knife, from her kitchen, and she stabbed herself to
death. After Plaths death Hughes stayed with his mistress but cut off contact for about six
months. Although, Ted Hughes did not kill Sylvia with his own hands, he was the cause of her
untimely death. Unfortunately, she ended her life over a stupid man who only thought of his own
pleasures.
5. True or False: For the majority of individuals, living in Cleveland offers advantages to living
in Chicago.
Answer: Cleveland is known as the smaller version of the big city of Chicago. Although,
Chicago is much bigger they are the same in many different ways. First, both cities sit on the
Southern shore of the Great Lakes, therefore impacting the geography and weather of both. They
both deal with warm, cool, and freezing temperatures since they both are near large bodies of
water. Therefore, those considering moving to Chicago would be used to the weather change
since it is exactly the same. Cleveland and Chicago also have massive skyscrapers. While
walking around the cities the atmospheres would feel basically the same. People from Cleveland
would be already used to the giant buildings in Chicago. The city life would also be familiar,
since Cleveland and Chicago are very busy and fast paced cities someone from Cleveland would
not have an issue with the overload of traffic and people. Cleveland, as well as Chicago, is a
major league city. It has all three major professional sports. Cleveland has its basketball team;

The Cleveland Cavaliers, its football team; The Cleveland Browns, and lastly its baseball team
that is thankfully playing pretty well at the moment; The Cleveland Indians. Chicago has their
basketball team; The Chicago Bulls, their football team is called The Chicago Bears, and finally
their baseball team is The Chicago Cubs. Therefore, a Clevelander wouldnt be unfamiliar to all
of the hype for Chicagos sports teams. Although, we would hope someone who was from
Cleveland and then moved to Chicago would stay loyal to their city and cheer for Cleveland.
Lastly, both Cleveland and Chicago share something historically. They were both industrial cities
and economic centers. Although that has very much changed in the past 30 years. In conclusion,
Cleveland and Chicago are particularly similar and anyone from Cleveland would not have a
hard time adapting to the life of Chicago. Therefore, it is true that living in Cleveland does offer
advantages when moving or living in Chicago.

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