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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
    Charlotte Corday
    Isabeau Herman
    Marie Antoinette
    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?
    Bridget Bishop
    Sarah Osbourne
    Rebecca Nurse
    Sarah Goode
  • 3
    What happened during the hanging execution of "Black Jack" Ketchum?
    What happened during the hanging execution of "Black Jack" Ketchum?
    He freed his hands and pulled himself back up from the noose.
    He was given a last-minute stay of execution.
    The rope broke during the drop.
    His head was torn off from the drop.
  • 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
    Martha Place
    Ruth Snyder
    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 Halifax Gibbet
    The Guillotine
    The Mannaia
    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 his hands would be left free during his beheading.
    That a bible be sent to Henry VIII every day for three years.
    That he place his beard over the block so it wouldn’t be cut off.
    That the block be turned so he could see out a window during his execution.
  • 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?
    John Wayne Gacy
    Albert Fish
    Judd Gray
    Ted Bundy
  • 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!"?
    Barbara Graham
    Gary Gilmore
    Martha Place
    Caryl Chessman
  • 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?
    Slander
    Counterfeiting
    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?
    John Wayne Gacy
    Timothy McVeigh
    Jeffrey Dahmer
    James D. Autry