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  There are 51 quizzes and 525 trivia questions in this category.
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Capital Punishment - A Historical Perspective

Capital punishment has been controversial as long as man has existed on Earth. Here are some interesting highlights, or lowlights, of the practice.
Tough (10 qns)
10032 plays
Breaking the Shackles

As part of the Amazing Trivia Race 2, this quiz looks at the history of prisons, prisoners, and the prison system.
Average (10 qns)
1602 plays
American Gangs and Hate Groups

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.
Average (10 qns)
2001 plays
Don't Blame the Executioner

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?
Average (10 qns)
909 plays
Murder in the Skies

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 (20 qns)
480 plays
Crime and Punishment in the 20th Century

Famous crimes of the last 100 years. I have avoided asking any O.J. Simpson questions. :)
Average (10 qns)
3453 plays
Don't Stop the Thieving

Just a sampling of some of history's most famous thefts and robberies. Some of these crimes were solved, but sadly some were not.
Average (10 qns)
5454 plays
Reasons Not to Be Naughty

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.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 20 16
510 plays
The Death Sentence in 20th Century Britain

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 (10 qns)
1371 plays
No Such Thing as Justice

Sometimes legal decisions are just no good - let's take a trip through the history of face-palmingly bad so-called "justice" system travesties.
Average (10 qns)
687 plays
Spies Like Them

Whatever their motivations might be, spies make for some fascinating stories. Test your knowledge on a handful of famous spies.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 30 16
348 plays
Executions in History

Here's a gory subject for your entertainment and enlightenment: the history of executions all over the world.
Difficult (10 qns)
3549 plays
Just Hanging Around

A look at the history of executions in the United Kingdom.
Tough (10 qns)
567 plays
Found Guilty!

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 (10 qns)
576 plays
Already Gone

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.
Average (10 qns)
690 plays
You're Tearing Me Apart!

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?
Average (10 qns)
1152 plays
Spare Me That Old-Time Brutal Execution

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.***
Average (10 qns)
Jun 30 16
435 plays
The Hangman's Noose

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.
Average (10 qns)
552 plays
Medieval Torture in all its Infamy

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

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.
Average (10 qns)
6741 plays
Crime and Ancient Rome

A quiz on the myriad forms of punishment in ancient Rome. Not for those with a low threshhold for disgust ...
Difficult (10 qns)
1155 plays
Death Becomes Them

A brief examination of capital punishment in the United States.
Difficult (10 qns)
1233 plays
Swinging in the Breeze

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?
Average (10 qns)
660 plays
Infamous Indiana

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.
Average (10 qns)
333 plays
Maritime Crime

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.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 19 16
198 plays
Innocent Man

A look at some miscarriages of justice throughout the ages.
Average (10 qns)
2727 plays
Sitting in the Hot Seat

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.
Average (10 qns)
2118 plays
The History of Torture and Execution

A quiz about the cruel and violent ways in which man has meted out punishment - from early civilization to the present.
Average (10 qns)
540 plays
Imperfect Crimes

Many criminals get caught as a result of seemingly minor or insignificant details. Here are a few examples.
Average (10 qns)
4572 plays
The Great Train Robbery

"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 (10 qns)
255 plays
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