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1. Also known as the Beheading of the Forerunner, the execution of which preacher, and a major religious figure for four different faiths, is the source of the phrase "having someone's head on a platter"?
2. Which 16th-century Christian saint, who opposed the Protestant Reformation and its main icon, Martin Luther, was decapitated because of his refusal to recognize the King as the head of the Church of England?
3. Which queen, originally from Austria, was executed nine months after her husband, Louis XVI?
4. On March 28, 1889, the Yngsjö murder took place in Sweden. Per Nilsson, with his mother, killed his wife. What's the name of his mother, who happens to be the last woman in Sweden to be executed?
5. Which of the following was a Danish alleged witch, who was the last legally executed person for sorcery in that country?
6. In 2002, an American-Israeli journalist working for "The Wall Street Journal" was kidnapped in Pakistan. Which of the following fits the above description?
7. On September 2004, three Americans were kidnapped and held hostage in Iraq. They were then beheaded personally by terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Which of the following men was among those three victims?
8. Ruyati Binti Sapubi was beheaded on June 18, 2011, convicted of murdering her employer, because she was not allowed to return to her homeland. Which country did the maid come from?
9. Marisol Macías Castañeda was a Mexican newspaper editor who used the Internet to report drug cartel activity in Nuevo Laredo. Which drug cartel is presumed guilty of the decapitation of this journalist?
10. Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar was beheaded in 2011 after she was accused of practicing witchcraft. In which country was she executed?
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