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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
    Elisabeth Helene
    Charlotte Corday
    Isabeau Herman
  • 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?
    Bridget Bishop
    Sarah Osbourne
    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?
    His head was torn off from the drop.
    The rope broke during the drop.
    He freed his hands and pulled himself back up from the noose.
    He was given a last-minute stay of execution.
  • 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
    Ethel Rosenberg
    Margie Velma Barfield
    Ruth Snyder
    Martha Place
  • 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 Halifax Gibbet
    The Mannaia
    The Guillotine
    The Scottish Maiden
  • 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 his hands would be left free during his beheading.
    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.
  • 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?
    Albert Fish
    Judd Gray
    Ted Bundy
    John Wayne Gacy
  • 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
    Gary Gilmore
    Barbara Graham
    Martha Place
  • 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?
    Counterfeiting
    Slander
    Murder
    Robbery
  • 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?
    Jeffrey Dahmer
    Timothy McVeigh
    James D. Autry
    John Wayne Gacy