Test Your Knowledge Of Crime And Criminals

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Test Your Knowledge Of Crime And Criminals - Quiz

A quiz for students to see how much they know about the world's most famous criminals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose one criminal that you have read about and research some more information about them on the internet. Write a BIOGRAPHICAL PARAGRAPH using as much description as you can about this criminal.

  • 2. 

    Read about TED BUNDY. at, http://famouscriminals.com/ then answer the question: How did Ted kill his victims?

    • A.

      Strangulation

    • B.

      Stabbing

    • C.

      Suffocation

    • D.

      Slaughter

    Correct Answer
    A. Strangulation
    Explanation
    Ted Bundy killed his victims by strangulation. This method involved using force to constrict the victim's neck, cutting off their air supply and causing death. Bundy would often approach his victims from behind, using a ligature or his bare hands to strangle them. Strangulation was a method that allowed Bundy to exert control and power over his victims, as well as ensuring their silence. This method was a key characteristic of his modus operandi and was used in many of his murders.

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  • 3. 

    What trick did Ted Bundy use to get near his victims?

    • A.

      He pretended to be sick

    • B.

      He pretended to be a woman

    • C.

      He pretended to be an old man

    • D.

      He pretended to have a broken bone

    Correct Answer
    D. He pretended to have a broken bone
    Explanation
    Ted Bundy used the trick of pretending to have a broken bone to get near his victims. This allowed him to appear vulnerable and in need of assistance, making it easier for him to approach and gain the trust of his victims. By posing as someone in need of help, Bundy was able to exploit their kindness and manipulate their sense of empathy, ultimately leading to their tragic fate.

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  • 4. 

    How did Ted Bundy die?

    • A.

      He was shot whilst attacking someone

    • B.

      He was executed

    • C.

      He died of natural causes

    • D.

      He had a heart attack

    Correct Answer
    B. He was executed
    Explanation
    Ted Bundy, a notorious serial killer, was executed for his crimes. After being convicted of multiple murders, he was sentenced to death and ultimately met his fate through execution. This method of punishment was chosen by the legal system as a consequence for his heinous acts.

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  • 5. 

    Read about Ed Gein at http://famouscriminals.com/ and answer the questions: Ed Gein EXHUMED corpses...what does this mean he did?

    • A.

      Treated dead bodies with oils

    • B.

      Stuffed the bodies of the people he murdered

    • C.

      Dug up the bodies of dead people

    • D.

      Created art works out of dead bodies

    Correct Answer
    C. Dug up the bodies of dead people
    Explanation
    Ed Gein exhumed corpses means that he dug up the bodies of dead people. This suggests that he engaged in the act of grave robbing, where he would illegally dig up the graves of deceased individuals to obtain their corpses. This behavior is indicative of Gein's disturbed and macabre interests, which later escalated to even more gruesome actions.

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  • 6. 

    Ed Gein confessed to killing 2 women. What were their names?

    • A.

      Mary and Hogan

    • B.

      Mary and Bernice

    • C.

      Bernice and Worden

    • D.

      Jame and Norman

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary and Bernice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mary and Bernice. Ed Gein, a notorious American murderer and body snatcher, confessed to killing these two women. He was known for his gruesome crimes, which included not only murder but also necrophilia and creating various items from human body parts. Gein's case became highly sensationalized and has since inspired several works of fiction, including the character of Norman Bates in the novel and film "Psycho."

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  • 7. 

    In which year did Police find body parts in Ed Gein's house?

    • A.

      1954

    • B.

      1968

    • C.

      1957

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    C. 1957
    Explanation
    In 1957, the police found body parts in Ed Gein's house. This suggests that there was evidence of criminal activity or murder in Gein's residence during this year.

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  • 8. 

    Read about Mary Bell at http://famouscriminals.com/ and answer the questions: Why was Mary Bell famous?

    • A.

      She was the victim of a very serious crime.

    • B.

      She preyed on her victims by stalking them first.

    • C.

      She did a naked dance like Miley Cirus.

    • D.

      She was Britain's youngest female killer

    Correct Answer
    D. She was Britain's youngest female killer
    Explanation
    Mary Bell was famous because she became Britain's youngest female killer. This means that at a young age, she committed a serious crime that resulted in the death of another person.

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  • 9. 

    How old was Mary when she killed 4-year-old Martin Brown?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      17

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    Mary was 10 years old when she killed 4-year-old Martin Brown.

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  • 10. 

    The word "nee" tells you a woman's name before she takes her husband's surname. What was Mary's mother's birth name?

    • A.

      Cricket

    • B.

      Mackricket

    • C.

      McCrickett

    • D.

      McCrickell

    Correct Answer
    C. McCrickett
    Explanation
    The word "nee" is used to indicate a woman's maiden name before she gets married and changes her surname. In this case, Mary's mother's birth name would be McCrickett, as indicated by the use of "nee" in the question.

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  • 11. 

    What was Mary's mother's job that often caused her to travel away from home?

    • A.

      Doctor

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Politician

    • D.

      Prostitute

    Correct Answer
    D. Prostitute
  • 12. 

    Read the information about Joseph Bonanno and answer these questions: In what country was Joseph born?

    • A.

      Greece

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Sicily

    Correct Answer
    D. Sicily
    Explanation
    Joseph Bonanno was born in Sicily. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 13. 

    What was the nickname that Joe hated?

    • A.

      Bananas

    • B.

      Lemons

    • C.

      Oranges

    • D.

      Tomatoes

    Correct Answer
    A. Bananas
    Explanation
    Joe hated the nickname "bananas."

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  • 14. 

    Bonanno got back into America in 1924 by doing what?

    • A.

      Kissing a strange Italian woman

    • B.

      Stowing away on a Cuban fishing boat

    • C.

      Becoming active in the mafia

    • D.

      Being the boss of the crime family

    Correct Answer
    B. Stowing away on a Cuban fishing boat
    Explanation
    Bonanno got back into America in 1924 by stowing away on a Cuban fishing boat.

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  • 15. 

    Read about Bonnie and Clyde. What was Bonnie's middle name?

    • A.

      Elizabeth

    • B.

      Chesnut

    • C.

      Barrow

    • D.

      Louise

    Correct Answer
    A. Elizabeth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Elizabeth. This suggests that Bonnie's middle name is Elizabeth.

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  • 16. 

    Read about Robert Hansen and fill in the blanks from the statement below. What country did he come from and what type of killer was he? (Be careful, the answer is case sensitive so remember to use capital letters if needed.) Robert Hansen was an ___________ __________ killer.

    Correct Answer
    serial
    American
    Explanation
    Robert Hansen was an American serial killer.

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  • 17. 

    As a child, Robert was described as being "a loner". Which alternative words could you use to describe him?

    Correct Answer
    lonely
    independent
    isolated
    out on his own
    individuality
    individual
    solo
    single
    recluse
    hermit
    introvert
    solitary
    Explanation
    The given answer options all describe characteristics that can be associated with being a loner. "Lonely" suggests a feeling of being alone or lacking companionship. "Independent" implies self-reliance and not needing others for support. "Isolated" means being separated or cut off from others. "Out on his own" suggests that Robert prefers to do things independently and doesn't rely on others. "Individuality" and "individual" both imply a sense of uniqueness and being separate from others. "Solo" and "single" both suggest being alone or doing things alone. "Recluse," "hermit," "introvert," and "solitary" all describe someone who prefers to be alone and avoids social interaction.

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  • 18. 

    Why was Robert bullied all the time at school?

    • A.

      He had acne and a stutter

    • B.

      He smelled and had a stutter

    • C.

      Racist children picked on him and he had acne

    • D.

      He had acne and his dad was in prison

    Correct Answer
    A. He had acne and a stutter
    Explanation
    Robert was bullied all the time at school because he had acne and a stutter. Acne and stuttering are often seen as physical and speech impairments, which can make individuals stand out and become targets for bullying. The combination of these two conditions may have made Robert more vulnerable to teasing and harassment from his peers.

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  • 19. 

    Visit this website http://www.polleverywhere.com/lawler and vote by clicking on the option you prefer, then tick yes below to show that you have done it.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer is "yes" because the question asks the reader to visit a website and vote by clicking on the option they prefer. The answer "yes" indicates that the reader has visited the website and voted.

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