History Quiz / Notable Executions

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Quiz Updated Feb 16, 2012

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Clue Name % Correct
President of Iraq executed in 2006.Saddam Hussein
85.8%
A national heroine of France and a Catholic saint.Joan of Arc
62.1%
Scottish freedom fighter executed by the English in 1305.William Wallace
46.9%
This king was executed during the French Revolution in 1793.King Louis XVI
44.4%
Serial killer acted as his own attorney in court before being convicted in Dade County, Florida for the Chi Omega murders at Florida State University.Ted Bundy
43.1%
Convicted of bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.Timothy McVeigh
39.2%
Serial killer began dumping victims into the Des Plaines River after he ran out of room in the crawl space under his house.John Wayne Gacy
32.9%
This English king was executed for high treason in 1649; his grandmother, Mary, Queen of Scots, was also executed.King Charles I
29.7%
American communists who were executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage.Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
29.4%
1920 Italian immigrants executed in Massachusetts and widely believed to be innocent today.Sacco and Vanzetti
20.4%
Clue Name % Correct
This 'Architect of the Holocaust' fled to Argentina and was captured and executed in Israel in 1962.Adolf Eichmann
17.8%
Widely considered America's first spy, he was executed in 1776 by the British.Nathan Hale
17.5%
This German officer was executed after a failed plot to assassinate Hitler; Tom Cruise portrays him in 'Valkyrie'.Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
10.4%
Early leader of the Crips was executed in California in 2005.Stanley 'Tookie' Williams III
9.1%
Executed in Utah in 1977; first man to be executed after a 10 year hiatus on capital punishment in the U.S.Gary Gilmore
8.8%
Nazi diplomat played a key role in the conclusion of the Soviet-German non-aggression pact in 1939.Joachim von Ribbentrop
8.7%
Romanian dictator was executed with wife, Elena, in 1989.Nicolae Ceau┼čescu
7.2%
Abe Lincoln assassination co-conspirator; the first woman executed by the U.S. government.Mary Surratt
5.2%
First woman executed in Texas since 1863.Karla Faye Tucker Brown
3.7%
Confessed to killing eight people, including five students near the campus of the University of Florida in 1990.Danny Harold Rolling
1.7%
 
Number % Answered
20 (all)
0.3%
18-19
0.3%
16-17
0.8%
14-15
2%
12-13
3.8%
10-11
6.6%
8-9
10.6%
6-7
15.7%
4-5
20.1%
2-3
23.8%
1-1
16%

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