Pub quiz questions

  1. In which year was the last judicial hanging in Britain?
    1964
    1960s(4) Crime(6)
    Both Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen Evans on the same day for the murder of John Alan West.

  2. Which actress played Mary Beth Lacey in the American detective series Cagney and Lacey?
    Tyne Daly

  3. Which Bolshevik leader was assassinated in Mexico in 1940?
    Leon Trotsky
    1940s(5) Politics(5) Crime(5)

  4. What is the first name of "killer" Fred West's wife?
    Rosemary
    1990s(1) 1980s(1) 1970s(1) Crime(1)
    He was never actually convicted, having committed suicide before the trial on 1 Jan 1995. Murders happened 1971-1987.

  5. Who became the first woman to serve as US Attorney General in 1993?
    Janet Reno
    Politics(7) 1990s(7) Crime(7)

  6. What nickname was attached to murderer Peter Sutcliffe?
    The Yorkshire Ripper
    1980s(3) 1970s(3) Crime(3)
    Convicted 1981, murders happened 1975-1980.

  7. What did humanitarian William the Conqueror replace with castration and gouging out of eyes?
    Capital punishment
    History(8) Crime(8)

  8. Which multiple murder was refused permission to publish his autobiography "The History of a Drowning Boy?"
    Dennis Nielsen
    Murders from robberies in 1974, final victim 1975. Convicted 1976. Permission denied 2003. Died 2011

  9. What nickname was attached to murderer Donald Nielsen?
    The Black Panther
    1970s(4) Crime(4)
    Murders from robberies in 1974, final victim 1975. Convicted 1976. Died 2011

  10. The attempted assassination of which pop artist and film-maker was the subject of a 1996 film by Mary Harron?
    Andy Warhol (I short Andy Warhol)
    1990s(5) Art(5) Crime(5)