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trivia quiz  Capital Punishment - A Historical Perspective Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, woofi, Jan 12 03

Capital punishment has been controversial as long as man has existed on Earth. Here are some interesting highlights, or lowlights, of the practice.
Jan 12 03
10182 plays
trivia quiz  Breaking the Shackles Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Sep 17 13

As part of the Amazing Trivia Race 2, this quiz looks at the history of prisons, prisoners, and the prison system.
doublemm gold member
Sep 17 13
2289 plays
trivia quiz  American Gangs and Hate Groups cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jul 09 09

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.
doublemm gold member
Jul 09 09
2181 plays
trivia quiz  Don't Blame the Executioner cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Oct 02 11

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?
looney_tunes editor
Oct 02 11
1143 plays
trivia quiz  Murder in the Skies cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, jouen58, Sep 07 10

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.
Sep 07 10
531 plays
trivia quiz  Crime and Punishment in the 20th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, matriplex, Jan 22 07

Famous crimes of the last 100 years. I have avoided asking any O.J. Simpson questions. :)
Jan 22 07
3579 plays
trivia quiz  No Such Thing as Justice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Feb 09 13

Sometimes legal decisions are just no good - let's take a trip through the history of face-palmingly bad so-called "justice" system travesties.
merylfederman gold member
Feb 09 13
768 plays
trivia quiz  Executions in History cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Mar 05 03

Here's a gory subject for your entertainment and enlightenment: the history of executions all over the world.
Mar 05 03
3627 plays
trivia quiz  The Death Sentence in 20th Century Britain cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, baldricksmum, Dec 04 04

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.
baldricksmum gold member
Dec 04 04
1413 plays
trivia quiz  Don't Stop the Thieving cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 02 11

Just a sampling of some of history's most famous thefts and robberies. Some of these crimes were solved, but sadly some were not.
dcpddc478 gold member
Nov 02 11
6195 plays
trivia quiz  Found Guilty! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Apr 14 13

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...
Apr 14 13
615 plays
trivia quiz  Just Hanging Around cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, May 23 11

A look at the history of executions in the United Kingdom.
May 23 11
615 plays
match quiz  Spare Me That Old-Time Brutal Execution cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gracious1, Jun 30 16

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.***
gracious1 gold member
Jun 30 16
687 plays
trivia quiz  Famous Beheadings cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, hews, Jun 17 01

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.
Jun 17 01
7017 plays
trivia quiz  The Hangman's Noose cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Apr 14 12

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.
Apr 14 12
597 plays
trivia quiz  Medieval Torture in all its Infamy cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, drowsteel, Jan 11 12

How much do you know about the hideous tortures people have visited on each other? Not for the squeamish!
Jan 11 12
906 plays
photo quiz  Reasons Not to Be Naughty cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 20 16

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.
dcpddc478 gold member
Jun 20 16
774 plays
trivia quiz  Crime and Punishment...in Ancient Rome cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, foregone, Apr 27 07

A quiz on the myriad forms of punishment in ancient Rome. Not for those with a low threshhold for disgust ...
Apr 27 07
1194 plays
trivia quiz  Death Becomes Them cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, rockdoktor, Dec 29 07

A brief examination of capital punishment in the United States.
Dec 29 07
1275 plays
trivia quiz  Already Gone cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 24 13

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.
dcpddc478 gold member
Apr 24 13
852 plays
trivia quiz  Imperfect Crimes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 27 04

Many criminals get caught as a result of seemingly minor or insignificant details. Here are a few examples.
Sep 27 04
4632 plays
trivia quiz  Spies Like Them cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jun 30 16

Whatever their motivations might be, spies make for some fascinating stories. Test your knowledge on a handful of famous spies.
PootyPootwell gold member
Jun 30 16
489 plays
trivia quiz  You're Tearing Me Apart! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Oct 20 10

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?
dcpddc478 gold member
Oct 20 10
1305 plays
trivia quiz  Crucifixion: A Fate Worse than Death 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Bdawg89, Jul 27 08

Crucifixion was one of the most painful ways in which to die. This quiz is on the history of this horrendous form of execution.
Jul 27 08
1530 plays
trivia quiz  Innocent Man 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 02 10

A look at some miscarriages of justice throughout the ages.
Apr 02 10
2904 plays
trivia quiz  Infamous Indiana 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, YourLordship, Oct 06 14

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.
Oct 06 14
369 plays
trivia quiz  Sitting in the Hot Seat 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 21 12

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.
pollucci19 gold member
Oct 21 12
2547 plays
trivia quiz  Swinging in the Breeze 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jun 06 12

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?
reedy gold member
Jun 06 12
726 plays
trivia quiz  The History of Torture and Execution 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Oct 08 14

A quiz about the cruel and violent ways in which man has meted out punishment - from early civilization to the present.
Oct 08 14
579 plays
trivia quiz  The Great Train Robbery 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, nickdrew55, Mar 26 12

"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.
Mar 26 12
294 plays
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