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1
Capital Punishment - A Historical Perspective 10 questions

Capital punishment has been controversial as long as man has existed on Earth. Here are some interesting highlights, or lowlights, of the practice.
Tough
woofi
10044 plays
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Breaking the Shackles 10 questions

As part of the Amazing Trivia Race 2, this quiz looks at the history of prisons, prisoners, and the prison system.
Average
doublemm
1656 plays
3
American Gangs and Hate Groups 10 questions

It is an unfortunate truth that many large US cities are home to gangs, involved in numerous illegal activities. This quiz looks at ten of these gangs, their past and their present.
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doublemm
2082 plays
4
Don't Blame the Executioner 10 questions

You may know the saying 'money for old rope' refers to the practice of selling sections of used rope after public hangings, but what do you know about the history of executioners and their work?
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looney_tunes
909 plays
5
Murder in the Skies 20 questions

This quiz concerns the monstrous crimes of Albert Guay of Canada and John Gilbert Graham of the US, each of whom sabotaged an airplane, killing all on board, in order to murder one person.
Tough
jouen58
480 plays
6
Crime and Punishment in the 20th Century 10 questions

Famous crimes of the last 100 years. I have avoided asking any O.J. Simpson questions. :)
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matriplex
3459 plays
7
Don't Stop the Thieving 10 questions

Just a sampling of some of history's most famous thefts and robberies. Some of these crimes were solved, but sadly some were not.
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dcpddc478
5532 plays
8
Reasons Not to Be Naughty 10 questions

How much do you really know about punishments from the past? I thought I did until I undertook the writing of this quiz. I learned a lot through the research. Maybe you will to.
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dcpddc478
516 plays
9
The Death Sentence in 20th Century Britain 10 questions

For much of the 20th century execution by hanging was an accepted part of British criminal justice. This quiz tests your knowledge of capital punishment in 20th century Britain and of some questionable executions which hastened its abolition.
Tough
baldricksmum
1377 plays
10
No Such Thing as Justice 10 questions

Sometimes legal decisions are just no good - let's take a trip through the history of face-palmingly bad so-called "justice" system travesties.
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merylfederman
693 plays
11
Spies Like Them 10 questions

Whatever their motivations might be, spies make for some fascinating stories. Test your knowledge on a handful of famous spies.
Easy
PootyPootwell
360 plays
12
Executions in History 10 questions

Here's a gory subject for your entertainment and enlightenment: the history of executions all over the world.
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bullymom
3555 plays
13
Just Hanging Around 10 questions

A look at the history of executions in the United Kingdom.
Tough
Christinap
570 plays
14
Found Guilty! 10 questions

Throughout history, political convictions have often led to criminal convictions, many resulting in execution. Some were guilty of the charges, some were not. Here are 10 cases from the annals for you to ponder and pronounce upon...
Tough
beergirllaura
576 plays
15
Already Gone 10 questions

There have been many kidnappings throughout history involving celebrities of all types. Often, it was not until friends or family went looking for them did they find that the victims were already gone.
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dcpddc478
690 plays
16
You're Tearing Me Apart! 10 questions

The term "tearing someone apart" has its origins in European torture methods. To be torn apart on the rack was a horrible way to die. What do you know about punishment and torture methods in history?
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dcpddc478
1152 plays
17
Spare Me That Old-Time Brutal Execution 10 questions

It's good enough for me. Match the heinous, horrendous execution method to the culture/people where it was invented or perfected--or most famously used. ***Most of these involve torturous death; sensitive players be forewarned.***
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gracious1
435 plays
18
The Hangman's Noose 10 questions

I accepted an author's challenge to write this quiz. There are two general questions about hanging and the method used. For the rest you need to know something about criminals who met their end with the use of the hangman's noose.
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Jomarion
552 plays
19
Medieval Torture in all its Infamy 10 questions

How much do you know about the hideous tortures people have visited on each other? Not for the squeamish!
Tough
drowsteel
870 plays
20
Famous Beheadings 10 questions

I know what you are thinking: 'What a delightful subject' - well one thing is for certain, these events mark some of the most important and bizarre moments in our history. I'll describe the person and their exploits, and you tell me who it is.
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hews
6768 plays
21
Crime and Punishment...in Ancient Rome 10 questions

A quiz on the myriad forms of punishment in ancient Rome. Not for those with a low threshhold for disgust ...
Difficult
foregone
1161 plays
22
Death Becomes Them 10 questions

A brief examination of capital punishment in the United States.
Difficult
rockdoktor
1236 plays
23
Imperfect Crimes 10 questions

Many criminals get caught as a result of seemingly minor or insignificant details. Here are a few examples.
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robert362
4572 plays
24
Swinging in the Breeze 10 questions

Did the punishment fit the crime? In each of these ten cases, the sentence for the 'crimes' committed was death by hanging. Do you know them all?
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reedy
666 plays
25
Infamous Indiana 10 questions

Most people consider the most exciting things about Indiana to be corn or the 500. There have been, however, several rather nefarious people with connections to the Hoosier State. They tend to liven things up a bit.
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YourLordship
333 plays
26
Maritime Crime 10 questions

A unique set of international laws govern the oceans of the world and nations have to come up with laws addressing knotty issues on internal waterways. This results in an interesting set of maritime crimes and misdemeanors.
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wjames
198 plays
27
Innocent Man 10 questions

A look at some miscarriages of justice throughout the ages.
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Christinap
2739 plays
28
Sitting in the Hot Seat 10 questions

The electric chair, often referred to as the hot seat, has been a symbol of the death penalty in the US for many years. The main focus of this quiz is how it came into being.
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pollucci19
2136 plays
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The History of Torture and Execution 10 questions

A quiz about the cruel and violent ways in which man has meted out punishment - from early civilization to the present.
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ElusiveDream
543 plays
30
The Great Train Robbery 10 questions

"The Great Train Robbery" was a daring heist which occurred in the south of England in 1963. See how much you know, or what you maybe able to learn.
Tough
nickdrew55
255 plays
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