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How much do you really know about the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Program?


Graphic banner for 54th Birthday of Top Ten  Program

For one, it is celebrating its 54th birthday on Sunday, March 14th--a long and highly successful collaboration between law enforcement and the public that has gotten 447 fugitives off American streets.

In honor of the occasion, we'd like to test your TOP TEN TRIVIA IQ. Read the question, make your best guess, then click to see how you did.

1. Which of the following were actually said by Top Tenners as they were being captured?
a. You fellows sure did a good job.
b. I should have given myself up.
c. Don't shoot! Don't shoot!
d. I was expecting you yesterday.

2. How many women have been placed on the list?

3. Who got on the list for robbing banks, "because that's where the money is"?

4. What Top Ten terrorist who was apprehended in 1995 said at his trial in New York City, "I am a terrorist, and I am proud of it"?

5. What Bible-carrying female impersonator was captured in 1964 while working as "Bobo the Clown" with a traveling carnival?

6. Who was arrested...
• ...milking a cow?
• ...bussing tables at a Los Angeles country club?
• ...driving a stolen ambulance?
• ...wearing two sets of clothes, wearing actor's makeup and gold hair, with cotton stuffed in his nose and mouth?
• ...submerged in a pool of water, breathing through a reed?
• ...at a golf course?

7. Who was arrested in Japan, extradited to the U.S., and in Honolulu presented FBI Agents--in all seriousness--with a Monopoly "Get Out of Jail Free" card?

8. Who was arrested, wearing only shorts, after a positive id of the "Don Bussmeyer Loves Joyce" tattoo on his chest?

9. Who is the oldest person to be placed on the Top Ten list?

10. Who is the most notorious terrorist-fugitive on the Top Ten list today?

Hope you did well. Want to know more? Celebrate our birthday by visiting today's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Most Wanted FAQ's, and more.


Note: The individuals pictured or identified here may have been apprehended or may no longer be wanted by law enforcement since the above information was posted on this website. Please check our Wanted by the FBI website or contact your local FBI office for up-to-date information.