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This test was designed to see how much you know about well-known executions throughout history.
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.
Which of the following were not executed on the gallows during the Salem Witch Hunt?
What happened during the hanging execution of "Black Jack" Ketchum?
His head was torn off from the drop.
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.
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?
Margie Velma Barfield
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 Halifax Gibbet
The Scottish Maiden
What did Sir Thomas More request before his execution in the Tower of London?
That the block be turned so he could see out a window during his execution.
That a bible be sent to Henry VIII every day for three years.
That his hands would be left free during his beheading.
That he place his beard over the block so it wouldn’t be cut off.
Which of the following famous murderers was not executed in the electric chair?
John Wayne Gacy
Whose story was made into a film entitled "I Want to Live!"?
Christine Murphy was that last woman to be burned at the stake in Europe. What crime was she executed for?
Which of the following infamous American criminals was not executed by lethal injection?
James D. Autry
John Wayne Gacy