What's Your Crime Coefficient?

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  • 1. 

    What book did John Lennon's murderer carry on him the day of the shooting?

    • A.

      The Catcher In The Rye

    • B.

      The Holy Bible

    • C.

      Helter Skelter

    • D.

      Koran

    Correct Answer
    A. The Catcher In The Rye
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Catcher In The Rye. This book was found in John Lennon's murderer's possession on the day of the shooting. It is believed that the murderer was influenced by the themes and ideas presented in the book, leading to his violent actions. The Catcher In The Rye has been associated with several high-profile crimes and has sparked debates about its potential impact on individuals.

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  • 2. 

    What was the real name of the "Son of Sam" serial killer?

    • A.

      David Berkowitz

    • B.

      Charles Manson

    • C.

      Al Capone

    • D.

      John Wayne Gacey

    Correct Answer
    A. David Berkowitz
    Explanation
    David Berkowitz is the correct answer because he is widely known as the "Son of Sam" serial killer. Berkowitz was an American serial killer who terrorized New York City in the late 1970s. He was responsible for a series of shootings that resulted in the deaths of six people and the injury of several others. Berkowitz was eventually captured and confessed to his crimes, claiming that he was commanded to kill by a demonic entity possessed by his neighbor's dog. He is currently serving multiple life sentences in prison.

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  • 3. 

    Which serial killer was known as the "Night Stalker"?

    • A.

      Peter Manuel

    • B.

      Pedro Armando Lopez

    • C.

      Richard Ramirez

    • D.

      Kenneth Bianchi

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Ramirez
    Explanation
    Richard Ramirez, also known as the "Night Stalker," was a notorious serial killer who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the mid-1980s. He was known for his brutal crimes, which included burglary, sexual assault, and murder. Ramirez would often break into homes at night, hence earning him the nickname "Night Stalker." He targeted both men and women, and his crimes created a sense of fear and panic in the community. Ramirez was eventually captured and convicted for his crimes, and he remains one of the most infamous serial killers in American history.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of the woman convicted of having her student/lover kill her husband in New Hampshire?

    • A.

      Leslie Butler

    • B.

      Nadine Bleeker

    • C.

      Carolyn Warmus

    • D.

      Pamela Smart

    Correct Answer
    D. Pamela Smart
    Explanation
    Pamela Smart is the correct answer because she was a woman who was convicted of persuading her student/lover to kill her husband in New Hampshire. This high-profile case gained significant media attention in the 1990s and became known as the "Pamela Smart murder case." The evidence presented during the trial indicated that Smart had manipulated her lover, Billy Flynn, and his friends into carrying out the murder. Smart was ultimately found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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  • 5. 

    Which murderer sold many of his famous clown paintings?

    • A.

      Charles Manson

    • B.

      John Wayne Gacey

    • C.

      The Son Of Sam

    • D.

      Ted Bundy

    Correct Answer
    B. John Wayne Gacey
    Explanation
    John Wayne Gacy was a notorious American serial killer who was known for his double life as a respected community member and a sadistic murderer. He sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Gacy was also an amateur painter and would often paint clowns, which became his signature. He sold many of his clown paintings, which gained attention and infamy after his arrest. Therefore, the correct answer is John Wayne Gacy.

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  • 6. 

    Which serial killer killed 33 boys and buried them in a crawlspace in his house?

    • A.

      Ted Bundy

    • B.

      John Wayne Gacey

    • C.

      Jeffrey Dahmer

    • D.

      Richard Ramirez

    Correct Answer
    B. John Wayne Gacey
    Explanation
    John Wayne Gacy, also known as the Killer Clown, was a notorious serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 young boys between 1972 and 1978. He lured his victims to his home under the guise of offering them work or money and then killed them. Gacy buried most of his victims in a crawlspace beneath his house, while others were discarded in nearby rivers. His crimes shocked the nation and he was eventually arrested, convicted, and executed for his heinous acts.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these criminals was executed in the Florida electric chair?

    • A.

      Jeffrey Dahmer

    • B.

      Jack The Ripper

    • C.

      Ted Bundy

    • D.

      Billy The Kid

    Correct Answer
    C. Ted Bundy
    Explanation
    Ted Bundy was executed in the Florida electric chair. Bundy was a notorious serial killer who confessed to the murders of at least 30 young women during the 1970s. He was known for his charm and intelligence, which allowed him to lure his victims. After being convicted and sentenced to death, Bundy spent years appealing his case. However, he was ultimately executed on January 24, 1989, in the electric chair at Florida State Prison. His crimes and execution continue to be a subject of public fascination and study in criminal psychology.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following revolutionaries went by the names Cinque, Cujo, and Tania?

    • A.

      Robert Lee, Jefferson Davis, Howell Jackson

    • B.

      Donald Defreeze, William Wolfe, Patricia Hearst

    • C.

      Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, George Washington

    • D.

      Jesse James, Frank James, And Bill Colt

    Correct Answer
    B. Donald Defreeze, William Wolfe, Patricia Hearst
    Explanation
    Donald Defreeze, William Wolfe, and Patricia Hearst are the correct answer because they were all members of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a left-wing revolutionary group active in the United States in the 1970s. Donald Defreeze, also known as Cinque, was the leader of the SLA. William Wolfe, also known as Cujo, was a member of the SLA. Patricia Hearst, also known as Tania, was an heiress who was kidnapped by the SLA and later joined them, participating in their criminal activities.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the actress the Manson Family murdered?

    • A.

      Betty Friedan

    • B.

      Susan Akins

    • C.

      Sharon Tate

    • D.

      Betty Page

    Correct Answer
    C. Sharon Tate
    Explanation
    Sharon Tate was the actress who was murdered by the Manson Family. In August 1969, she was brutally killed along with four others at her home in Los Angeles. This tragic event shocked the world and became a symbol of the dark side of the 1960s counterculture. Tate was known for her roles in films such as "Valley of the Dolls" and was married to director Roman Polanski at the time of her death.

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  • 10. 

    Elizabeth Stride, Annie Chapman and Mary Kelly all have what in common?

    • A.

      They Were All Murdered By Jack The Ripper

    • B.

      They Formed The World's Only Known Female "Murder Incorporated" Ring

    • C.

      They Masterminded England's "Great Train Robbery"

    • D.

      They All Poisoned Their Husbands For The Life Insurance Proceeds

    Correct Answer
    A. They Were All Murdered By Jack The Ripper
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Stride, Annie Chapman, and Mary Kelly all have in common the unfortunate fact that they were all victims of Jack the Ripper's brutal murders. Jack the Ripper was a notorious serial killer who operated in the Whitechapel district of London in the late 1800s. His victims were predominantly female and were subjected to gruesome acts of violence. The murders remain unsolved to this day, and Jack the Ripper has become a notorious figure in criminal history.

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  • 11. 

    Who was executed on June 19, 1953 for the crime of espionage?

    • A.

      Harry Gold

    • B.

      Julius And Ethel Rosenberg

    • C.

      Klaus Fuchs

    • D.

      David Greenglass

    Correct Answer
    B. Julius And Ethel Rosenberg
    Explanation
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on June 19, 1953 for the crime of espionage. They were accused of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The Rosenbergs were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, and their case became highly controversial and politically charged. Many supporters believed they were innocent and that their trial was unfair. However, the evidence presented against them, including testimony from Ethel's brother David Greenglass and other witnesses, led to their conviction and ultimately their execution.

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  • 12. 

    On what date were seven of Al Capone's rivals gunned down in a garage in Chicago?

    • A.

      Columbus Day, 1931

    • B.

      Christmas Eve, 1930

    • C.

      Good Friday, 1929

    • D.

      St Valentine's Day, 1929

    Correct Answer
    D. St Valentine's Day, 1929
    Explanation
    On St Valentine's Day, 1929, seven of Al Capone's rivals were gunned down in a garage in Chicago. This event is famously known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. It was a significant event in the prohibition era and is considered one of the bloodiest mob hits in American history.

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  • 13. 

    The legend, "she gave her mother 40 whacks; then, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41", is about which person?

    • A.

      Pamela Smart

    • B.

      Lizzie Borden

    • C.

      Bloody Mary

    • D.

      Madonna

    Correct Answer
    B. Lizzie Borden
    Explanation
    The legend, "she gave her mother 40 whacks; then, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41", is about Lizzie Borden. This legend refers to the infamous murder case of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of killing her father and stepmother with an axe in 1892. The rhyme highlights the brutality of the crime and has become synonymous with Lizzie Borden's name.

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  • 14. 

    What state did notorious cannibals Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer both come from?

    • A.

      Wisconsin

    • B.

      South Dakota

    • C.

      Montana

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    A. Wisconsin
    Explanation
    Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer both came from Wisconsin. Ed Gein was a notorious serial killer and body snatcher in the 1950s, known for his gruesome acts and inspiration for various horror movies. Jeffrey Dahmer, on the other hand, was a serial killer and sex offender in the 1980s and 1990s, also known for his heinous crimes. Both of these individuals were from Wisconsin, making it the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward are credited for uncovering what scandal?

    • A.

      Watergate

    • B.

      Monica Lewinsky

    • C.

      Teapot Dome

    • D.

      Iran-Contra

    Correct Answer
    A. Watergate
    Explanation
    Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward are credited for uncovering the Watergate scandal.

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  • 16. 

    What is the real name of the Unabomber?

    • A.

      James McDougal

    • B.

      Theodore Kaczynski

    • C.

      Kenneth Starr

    • D.

      Byran De La Beckwith

    Correct Answer
    B. Theodore Kaczynski
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Theodore Kaczynski. Theodore Kaczynski is the real name of the Unabomber, a domestic terrorist who carried out a series of bombings between 1978 and 1995. He was eventually captured in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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