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This test was designed to see how much you know about well-known executions throughout history.

  • 1
    She is often credited for saying "Let them eat cake!", but her last words were "Pardon me, sir" after she stepped on the executioner's foot before being placed on the guillotine.
    She is often credited for saying "Let them eat cake!", but her last words were "Pardon me, sir" after she stepped on the execution
    Marie Antoinette
    Isabeau Herman
    Charlotte Corday
    Elisabeth Helene
  • 2
    Which of the following were not executed on the gallows during the Salem Witch Hunt?
    Which of the following were not executed on the gallows during the Salem Witch Hunt?
    Sarah Osbourne
    Bridget Bishop
    Sarah Goode
    Rebecca Nurse
  • 3
    What happened during the hanging execution of "Black Jack" Ketchum?
    What happened during the hanging execution of "Black Jack" Ketchum?
    The rope broke during the drop.
    He was given a last-minute stay of execution.
    His head was torn off from the drop.
    He freed his hands and pulled himself back up from the noose.
  • 4
    This is a famous photograph where a camera was snuck in during the execution and this image made headlines the following day. Who is the woman being executed?
    This is a famous photograph where a camera was snuck in during the execution and this image made headlines the following day. Who is the woman being e
    Ruth Snyder
    Martha Place
    Ethel Rosenberg
    Margie Velma Barfield
  • 5
    The photo shows a device that was used in public executions where the crowd would have the opportunity to pull the rope that released the blade. What is this device called?
    The photo shows a device that was used in public executions where the crowd would have the opportunity to pull the rope that released the blade. What
    The Scottish Maiden
    The Guillotine
    The Halifax Gibbet
    The Mannaia
  • 6
    What did Sir Thomas More request before his execution in the Tower of London?
    What did Sir Thomas More request before his execution in the Tower of London?
    That a bible be sent to Henry VIII every day for three years.
    That the block be turned so he could see out a window during his execution.
    That he place his beard over the block so it wouldn’t be cut off.
    That his hands would be left free during his beheading.
  • 7
    Which of the following famous murderers was not executed in the electric chair?
    Which of the following famous murderers was not executed in the electric chair?
    Ted Bundy
    John Wayne Gacy
    Judd Gray
    Albert Fish
  • 8
    Whose story was made into a film entitled "I Want to Live!"?
    Whose story was made into a film entitled "I Want to Live!"?
    Caryl Chessman
    Martha Place
    Gary Gilmore
    Barbara Graham
  • 9
    Christine Murphy was that last woman to be burned at the stake in Europe. What crime was she executed for?
    Christine Murphy was that last woman to be burned at the stake in Europe. What crime was she executed for?
    Robbery
    Murder
    Counterfeiting
    Slander
  • 10
    Which of the following infamous American criminals was not executed by lethal injection?
    Which of the following infamous American criminals was not executed by lethal injection?
    James D. Autry
    Jeffrey Dahmer
    John Wayne Gacy
    Timothy McVeigh