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  • 1. 

    What was the verdict in Ed Gein's trial?

    • A.

      Not Guilty

    • B.

      Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

    • C.

      Guilty

    • D.

      Hung Jury

    Correct Answer
    B. Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity
    Explanation
    In Ed Gein's trial, the verdict was "Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity." This means that although he committed the crimes he was accused of, he was found not legally responsible for his actions due to his mental state at the time. The jury determined that he was not mentally capable of understanding the nature and consequences of his actions, leading to this verdict.

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  • 2. 

    What did Ruth Wilson offer the "Night Stalker" to buy her life?

    • A.

      Her Mother's Wedding Ring

    • B.

      Her Wedding Ring

    • C.

      A Gold And Diamond Necklace

    • D.

      Her Daughter's Baptism Picture

    Correct Answer
    C. A Gold And Diamond Necklace
    Explanation
    Ruth Wilson offered the "Night Stalker" a gold and diamond necklace to buy her life.

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  • 3. 

    What did "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez have tattooed on his palm?

    • A.

      Satan Rocks

    • B.

      A Pentagram

    • C.

      666

    • D.

      Satan Is God

    Correct Answer
    B. A Pentagram
    Explanation
    Richard Ramirez, also known as the "Night Stalker," had a pentagram tattooed on his palm. A pentagram is a five-pointed star often associated with occultism and satanic symbolism. This tattoo choice aligns with Ramirez's involvement in satanic rituals and his fascination with the dark and macabre. The pentagram tattoo on his palm served as a visible representation of his allegiance to satanic beliefs.

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  • 4. 

    How many adults did Charles Manson and the "Manson Family" murder?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    C. Five
    Explanation
    Charles Manson and the "Manson Family" were responsible for the murder of five adults. This infamous cult led by Manson carried out a series of brutal killings in the late 1960s. The victims included actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time, and four others at her residence. These murders shocked the nation and Manson became a symbol of evil and manipulation.

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  • 5. 

    Who was Chief Inspector Abberline's favorite suspect in the "Jack the Ripper" slayings?

    • A.

      Michael Ostrog

    • B.

      J. Kosminski

    • C.

      M.J. Druitt

    • D.

      George Chapman

    Correct Answer
    D. George Chapman
    Explanation
    George Chapman was a Polish-born serial killer who was active in London at the same time as the Jack the Ripper murders. He poisoned three of his wives and was known for his violent tendencies. Chief Inspector Abberline considered Chapman as a suspect in the Jack the Ripper killings due to his proximity to the crime scenes and his violent history. However, it is important to note that there is no concrete evidence linking Chapman to the Jack the Ripper murders.

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  • 6. 

    Who is generally considered to be the last victim of "Jack the Ripper"?

    • A.

      Elizabeth Stride

    • B.

      Kate Eddowes

    • C.

      Frances Coles

    • D.

      Mary Kelly

    Correct Answer
    D. Mary Kelly
    Explanation
    Mary Kelly is generally considered to be the last victim of "Jack the Ripper" because she was the most brutally murdered out of all the victims. Her body was found in her room, which was completely destroyed, indicating that the killer had more time to carry out his gruesome acts. Additionally, the level of mutilation inflicted on her body was far more extensive than the previous victims, suggesting that the killer was escalating in his violence. These factors, along with the chronological order of the murders, make Mary Kelly the most likely candidate for being the final victim of "Jack the Ripper".

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  • 7. 

    Who actually murdered Kathy Devine, long thought to be a Ted Bundy victim?

    • A.

      William E. Cosden, Jr.

    • B.

      Charles Manson

    • C.

      O.J. Simpson

    • D.

      David Berkowitz

    Correct Answer
    A. William E. Cosden, Jr.
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the murderer of Kathy Devine, who was previously believed to be a victim of Ted Bundy. Among the given options, William E. Cosden, Jr. is identified as the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Which Kansas city did Dennis Rader, the "BTK" killer, terrorize?

    • A.

      Dodge City

    • B.

      Wichita

    • C.

      Kansas City

    • D.

      Topeka

    Correct Answer
    B. Wichita
    Explanation
    Dennis Rader, also known as the "BTK" killer, terrorized Wichita, Kansas. He committed a series of murders in the city between 1974 and 1991. Rader's killings were characterized by his methodical planning and his desire for fame and attention. He would taunt the police and media with letters and messages, which eventually led to his capture in 2005. Rader's crimes and the fear he instilled in the community made Wichita synonymous with his reign of terror.

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  • 9. 

    What jail did Ted Bundy successfully escape from on December 30, 1977?

    • A.

      Colorado State Prison

    • B.

      Aspen Municipal Jail

    • C.

      Garfield County Jail

    • D.

      Denver City Jail

    Correct Answer
    C. Garfield County Jail
    Explanation
    Ted Bundy successfully escaped from the Garfield County Jail on December 30, 1977.

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  • 10. 

    How many "BTK" murders was Dennis Rader charged with in 2005?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Eight

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    D. Ten
    Explanation
    In 2005, Dennis Rader, also known as the BTK Killer, was charged with ten murders. This indicates that he was held responsible for committing ten separate murders.

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  • 11. 

    What was the name of Ed Gein's mother?

    • A.

      Beverly

    • B.

      April

    • C.

      Amber

    • D.

      Augusta

    Correct Answer
    D. Augusta
    Explanation
    Ed Gein's mother's name was Augusta.

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  • 12. 

    How did Albert Fish meet Gracie Budd?

    • A.

      Answered A Help Wanted Ad

    • B.

      At An Ice Cream Stand

    • C.

      On The Street

    • D.

      At A Playground

    Correct Answer
    A. Answered A Help Wanted Ad
    Explanation
    Albert Fish met Gracie Budd by answering a help wanted ad.

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  • 13. 

    What was the name of John Wayne Gacy's contracting company?

    • A.

      JWG Contractors

    • B.

      PDM Contracting

    • C.

      JWG Builders

    • D.

      PWC Builders, Inc.

    Correct Answer
    B. PDM Contracting
    Explanation
    John Wayne Gacy's contracting company was called PDM Contracting.

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  • 14. 

    What was "Night Stalker" Robert Ramirez's original sentence?

    • A.

      40 Years

    • B.

      Death

    • C.

      10 To 20 Years

    • D.

      Life In Prison

    Correct Answer
    B. Death
    Explanation
    Robert Ramirez, also known as the "Night Stalker," was originally sentenced to death. This means that he was given the punishment of being executed for his crimes. The death sentence is the most severe punishment that can be given to a criminal, indicating the seriousness of Ramirez's offenses.

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  • 15. 

    When did all of the "Jack the Ripper" murders take place?

    • A.

      During The Workweek

    • B.

      Mondays

    • C.

      Weekends

    • D.

      Fridays

    Correct Answer
    C. Weekends
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Weekends" because the "Jack the Ripper" murders occurred on weekends. This implies that the killings took place specifically on Saturdays and Sundays, distinguishing them from weekdays such as Mondays and Fridays.

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