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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.
Tough
woofi
Jan 12 03
10155 plays
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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.
Average
doublemm gold member
Sep 17 13
2145 plays
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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.
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doublemm gold member
Jul 09 09
2169 plays
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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.
Tough
jouen58
Sep 07 10
525 plays
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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?
Average
looney_tunes editor
Oct 02 11
1041 plays
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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. :)
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matriplex gold member
Jan 22 07
3558 plays
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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.
Average
merylfederman gold member
Feb 09 13
747 plays
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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.
Tough
baldricksmum gold member
Dec 04 04
1407 plays
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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.
Difficult
bullymom
Mar 05 03
3609 plays
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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...
Tough
beergirllaura
Apr 14 13
609 plays
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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.***
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gracious1 gold member
Jun 30 16
672 plays
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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.
Average
dcpddc478 gold member
Nov 02 11
6084 plays
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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.
Tough
Christinap
May 23 11
603 plays
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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.
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hews
Jun 17 01
6966 plays
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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.
Average
Jomarion
Apr 14 12
585 plays
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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!
Tough
drowsteel
Jan 11 12
900 plays
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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.
Average
dcpddc478 gold member
Apr 24 13
813 plays
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photo quiz  Reasons Not to Be Naughty cool 10 questions
Average, 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.
Average
dcpddc478 gold member
Jun 20 16
729 plays
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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 ...
Difficult
foregone
Apr 27 07
1188 plays
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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.
Difficult
rockdoktor
Dec 29 07
1266 plays
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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.
Average
robert362
Sep 27 04
4623 plays
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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?
Average
dcpddc478 gold member
Oct 20 10
1269 plays
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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.
Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jun 30 16
474 plays
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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?
Average
reedy
Jun 06 12
711 plays
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trivia quiz  Innocent Man 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 02 10

A look at some miscarriages of justice throughout the ages.
Average
Christinap
Apr 02 10
2883 plays
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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.
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Oct 21 12
2499 plays
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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.
Average
YourLordship
Oct 06 14
369 plays
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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.
Average
ElusiveDream
Oct 08 14
573 plays
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trivia quiz  Maritime Crime 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Jul 19 16

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
wjames gold member
Jul 19 16
237 plays
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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.
Tough
nickdrew55
Mar 26 12
282 plays
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