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55 quizzes and 565 trivia questions.
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  Don't Stop the Thieving top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, dcpddc478, Oct 02 19
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dcpddc478
Oct 02 19
6582 plays
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  Reasons Not to Be Naughty Reasons Not to Be Naughty great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 20 16
Easier
dcpddc478
Jun 20 16
963 plays
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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, woofi, May 21 13
Tough
woofi
10270 plays
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  Breaking the Shackles editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
As part of the Amazing Trivia Race 2, this quiz looks at the history of prisons, prisoners, and the prison system.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jan 10 14
Average
doublemm gold member
2513 plays
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  Sitting in the Hot Seat great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, pollucci19, Jan 23 22
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Jan 23 22
2787 plays
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  Spare Me That Old-Time Brutal Execution great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.***
Easier, 10 Qns, gracious1, Jun 30 16
Easier
gracious1 gold member
Jun 30 16
748 plays
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  Innocent Man great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A look at some miscarriages of justice throughout the ages.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jul 28 11
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Christinap
3081 plays
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  Don't Blame the Executioner best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, looney_tunes, Oct 02 11
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looney_tunes editor
1189 plays
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  Famous Beheadings great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, hews, Aug 18 11
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hews
7245 plays
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  American Gangs and Hate Groups best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, doublemm, Mar 13 13
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doublemm gold member
2360 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was the Australian bushranger, famous for his distinctive homemade armour, who was hanged in 1880?

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  Crime and Punishment in the 20th Century best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Famous crimes of the last 100 years. I have avoided asking any O.J. Simpson questions. :)
Average, 10 Qns, matriplex, Jun 04 14
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matriplex
3675 plays
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  Already Gone great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, dcpddc478, Dec 24 16
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dcpddc478
Dec 24 16
1035 plays
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  No Such Thing as Justice top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, merylfederman, Feb 12 13
Average
merylfederman gold member
799 plays
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  Executions in History top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here's a gory subject for your entertainment and enlightenment: the history of executions all over the world.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Jan 16 04
Difficult
bullymom
3653 plays
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  Spies Like Them great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Whatever their motivations might be, spies make for some fascinating stories. Test your knowledge on a handful of famous spies.
Easier, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jul 05 16
Easier
PootyPootwell gold member
Jul 05 16
574 plays
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  Want To Join My Posse? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Both lawmen and citizens have formed many a posse that have captured or killed outlaws in the U.S. Here are questions on just a few.
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, May 28 14
Average
mlcmlc gold member
2192 plays
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  Murder Most Foul great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz focuses on ten most foul, strange and unnatural murders that continue to haunt us from the last 100 years.
Tough, 10 Qns, matriplex, Oct 22 19
Tough
matriplex
Oct 22 19
338 plays
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  You're Tearing Me Apart! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, dcpddc478, Jun 18 14
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dcpddc478
1389 plays
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  Murder in the Skies best quiz - 20 questions - 9 mins
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, jouen58, Jan 03 19
Tough
jouen58
Jan 03 19
566 plays
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  Medieval Torture in all its Infamy great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
How much do you know about the hideous tortures people have visited on each other? Not for the squeamish!
Tough, 10 Qns, drowsteel, Jan 11 12
Tough
drowsteel
945 plays
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  Imperfect Crimes great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many criminals get caught as a result of seemingly minor or insignificant details. Here are a few examples.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, May 25 14
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robert362
4676 plays
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  Swinging in the Breeze popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, reedy, Jun 06 12
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reedy gold member
911 plays
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  Found Guilty! top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, beergirllaura, Apr 14 13
Tough
beergirllaura
647 plays
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  The History of Torture and Execution popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz about the cruel and violent ways in which man has meted out punishment - from early civilization to the present.
Average, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Oct 08 14
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ElusiveDream
619 plays
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  The Hangman's Noose great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Jomarion, Mar 12 14
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Jomarion
631 plays
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  The Death Sentence in 20th Century Britain top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, baldricksmum, Dec 04 04
Tough
baldricksmum gold member
1438 plays
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  Crucifixion: A Fate Worse than Death popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Crucifixion was one of the most painful ways in which to die. This quiz is on the history of this horrendous form of execution.
Average, 10 Qns, Bdawg89, Jul 27 08
Average
Bdawg89
1604 plays
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  Infamous Executions - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz takes on a journey through the ages and asks questions about the not so good, the bad and the very bad. All of whom were sentenced to the death penalty. See how much you know about this motley brigade.
Average, 10 Qns, nickdrew55, Jan 08 12
Average
nickdrew55
1372 plays
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  Weird Sisters popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz about some of the fascinating people that have been accused of being witches.
Tough, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 07 20
Tough
480154st gold member
Jul 07 20
190 plays
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  Crime(s) of the 20th Century popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many crimes have been called 'the crime of the (twentieth) century'. Here are some of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 09 07
Tough
robert362
5265 plays
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  Just Hanging Around top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A look at the history of executions in the United Kingdom.
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, May 23 11
Tough
Christinap
645 plays
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  Maritime Crime popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, wjames, May 29 17
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wjames gold member
May 29 17
367 plays
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  Death Becomes Them great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A brief examination of capital punishment in the United States.
Difficult, 10 Qns, rockdoktor, Jun 14 11
Difficult
rockdoktor
1293 plays
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  Great Unsolved Crimes - 10 questions - 7 mins
Crime is frustrating enough when it is prevalent, but when a story persists in the news without a solution, it can become almost legendary. What do you know about these famous unsolved crimes?
Difficult, 10 Qns, RivkahChaya, Oct 19 15
Difficult
RivkahChaya
415 plays
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  Going for the Gold - 10 questions - 4 mins
Robberies fascinate us - until we are robbed ourselves. This is about some of the more famous - or infamous robberies in history.
Average, 10 Qns, GillianO, Jul 31 11
Average
GillianO
505 plays
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  Infamous Indiana popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, YourLordship, Oct 06 14
Average
YourLordship
387 plays
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  Let's Swing - 10 questions - 3 mins
No apologies for my sense of humour (or lack of) with the theme, but it's all about hanging.
Average, 10 Qns, ironhammer, Nov 19 12
Average
ironhammer
456 plays
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  I Told You I Wasn't Guilty - 10 questions - 4 mins
All around the world, there has been a history of innocent men and women being found guilty and imprisoned. This quiz will deal with some from a number of countries who were initially found guilty, but later released and/or exonerated.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, May 05 20
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
May 05 20
321 plays
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  The Fascinating Electric Chair - 10 questions - 4 mins
Nearly every American has heard of the notorious execution method, the Electric Chair. This riveting way of killing prisoners has always been a key topic for historians. NOTE: This is my first quiz. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
Average, 10 Qns, xxFregiltxx, Apr 23 13
Average
xxFregiltxx
636 plays
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  The St. Valentine's Day Massacre - 15 questions - 3 mins
Everybody knows that the St. Valentine's Day Massacre is the most famous mass murder in the history of the United States. But how much do you really know about it?
Average, 15 Qns, randa16, Mar 22 12
Average
randa16
1721 plays
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  The Great Train Robbery popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
"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, nickdrew55, Mar 26 12
Tough
nickdrew55
305 plays
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  A Snitch in Time - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is my offer you can't refuse. A quiz about some of the most famous criminals who became informants for law enforcement.
Average, 10 Qns, dan180dan180, Sep 13 16
Average
dan180dan180
Sep 13 16
511 plays
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Love it or hate it, some countries still apply the capital punishment. Let's learn a bit about its history.
Average, 10 Qns, Caeiro, Mar 05 13
Average
Caeiro
438 plays
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  Tudor Crime and Punishment - 10 questions - 4 mins
Tudor punishment was very cruel, but interesting, so I thought I'd do a quiz about it. I hope you like it.
Tough, 10 Qns, sophie38, Mar 25 05
Tough
sophie38
1906 plays
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  Capital Punishment (All American) - 10 questions - 3 mins
A mix of questions about the demise of some convicted felons
Average, 10 Qns, owl007, Aug 12 15
Average
owl007
643 plays
46.
  You Stole My Diamonds! - 10 questions - 5 mins
Diamonds are a thief's best friend. So are rubies, emeralds, gold and pictures. Join me in a quick look at some famous thefts.
Difficult, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Nov 17 10
Difficult
StarStruck60
357 plays
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  One Head Is Better Than None - 10 questions - 6 mins
All the historical figures in this quiz can attest from personal experience that one head is definitely better than none. But can you figure out who these people are based on descriptions of their crimes and executions?
Tough, 10 Qns, lingophilia, Aug 19 16
Tough
lingophilia
Aug 19 16
554 plays
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  Crime and Punishment...in Ancient Rome great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
A quiz on the myriad forms of punishment in ancient Rome. Not for those with a low threshhold for disgust ...
Difficult, 10 Qns, foregone, Apr 27 07
Difficult
foregone
1207 plays
49.
  Transportation to Australia - 10 questions - 4 mins
No! Not a quiz about vehicles, but about that peculiar punishment of the ninetenth century, transportation to Australia/Van Diemen's Land. I hope you find it as interesting to play as I found to research.
Tough, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Dec 30 12
Tough
Fiachra
822 plays
50.
  American Outlaws - 10 questions - 5 mins
This should not be too hard for history buffs. It covers American outlaws from the 1860s to the 1930s.
Impossible, 10 Qns, jamess45, Mar 27 07
Impossible
jamess45
2054 plays
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  Executions in the U.S. - 10 questions - 5 mins
The death penalty and executions have been a key feature of American culture since the formation of the Nation. What do you know about this custom? Take this quiz and see. Good Luck.
Difficult, 10 Qns, AirBossJohnson, Dec 21 12
Difficult
AirBossJohnson
923 plays
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  History of the Electric Chair - 10 questions - 5 mins
The electric chair is an American invention. Whether you support or oppose capital punishment, you can't deny that the electric chair is the subject of morbid fascination. How much do you know about it?
Tough, 10 Qns, falcon621, Aug 13 09
Tough
falcon621
1082 plays
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Enjoy your brief trip through the history of capital punishment.
Tough, 10 Qns, snoozer998, Sep 09 14
Tough
snoozer998
430 plays
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  Chain Gangs in the USA - 10 questions - 5 mins
Chain gang prison labor in the United States was once prominent. In the post Civil War South, chain gangs served to replace the labor base of slavery. Today, chain gangs are back, and as controversial as ever.
Tough, 10 Qns, xackery12, Jan 30 08
Tough
xackery12
481 plays
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  Last Hangings in UK Prisons - 10 questions - 4 mins
I will give you a prison name and all you need to do is tell me the year that the last hanging took place there. Good luck
Difficult, 10 Qns, me67, Dec 30 12
Difficult
me67
312 plays
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