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Quiz about British Poisoners
Quiz about British Poisoners

British Poisoners Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about famous and not so famous British poisoners.

A multiple-choice quiz by davewright909. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
94,202
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1071
Last 3 plays: magijoh1 (10/10), rivenproctor (9/10), Hayes1953 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Dr. Crippen - this was a case made famous because it was the first time a murderer was caught using what method? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What was the profession of Herbert Rowse Armstrong who was convicted for murder in 1922? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This schoolboy was sent to Broadmoor Mental Hospital for poisoning his family in 1962, he was released in 1971, and poisoned again. What was his name? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Adelaide Bartlett was charged with the murder of her husband in 1886. What was she accused of using to murder him? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream gave his deadly pills to a particular group of people. What were they? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Florence Maybrick used arsenic obtained from where to poison her husband? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What name did poisoner Jean-Pierre Vaquier use to sign the poison book in the chemist shop where he bought it? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Susan Barber used a household poison to murder her husband, what was it? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which two people did Edward William Pritchard poison? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. When she was released in 1904, Florence Maybrick published a book about her experiences. What was it called? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Dr. Crippen - this was a case made famous because it was the first time a murderer was caught using what method?

Answer: wireless telegraph

Walter Dew, the officer who arrested Crippen, was also involved in the "Jack the Ripper" case in 1888.
2. What was the profession of Herbert Rowse Armstrong who was convicted for murder in 1922?

Answer: Solicitor

He was convicted for poisoning a rival solicitor. He used a box of chocolates.
3. This schoolboy was sent to Broadmoor Mental Hospital for poisoning his family in 1962, he was released in 1971, and poisoned again. What was his name?

Answer: Graham Young

His story is told in the movie, "The Young Poisoners Handbook."
4. Adelaide Bartlett was charged with the murder of her husband in 1886. What was she accused of using to murder him?

Answer: Chloroform

In the interest of science, she was asked how she administered the poison after being found not guilty.
5. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream gave his deadly pills to a particular group of people. What were they?

Answer: Prostitutes

He was said to have shouted, "I'm Jack," just as the trapdoor opened to hang him.
6. Florence Maybrick used arsenic obtained from where to poison her husband?

Answer: soaking flypapers in water

James Maybrick is the latest suspect to have been Jack the Ripper after a diary was found in Liverpool supposedly written by him claiming to be Jack the Ripper.
7. What name did poisoner Jean-Pierre Vaquier use to sign the poison book in the chemist shop where he bought it?

Answer: J. Walker

He became known as the "Dapper Frenchman" at the Blue Anchor vanity and it seems to have been his downfall because of the way he dressed, the chemist recognized him.
8. Susan Barber used a household poison to murder her husband, what was it?

Answer: Paraquat

This was the first case involving Paraquat.
9. Which two people did Edward William Pritchard poison?

Answer: Wife and mother-in-law

He was the last person to be publicly hanged in Scotland in 1865.
10. When she was released in 1904, Florence Maybrick published a book about her experiences. What was it called?

Answer: My Fifteen Lost Years

To her death, she always claimed that she was innocent.
Source: Author davewright909

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