The 'Making a Murderer' Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

This series spotlights seedy behavior by criminals and law enforcement alike. How much do you know about "Making a Murderer"? Test your knowledge by taking this quiz.

What sort of business did Stephen Avery's family operate?

The sprawling junkyard had hundreds or thousands of dead vehicles.

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The events of "Making a Murderer" take place in which state?

Behold the Wisconsin residents' unmistakable upper Midwest accents.

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Who serves as the special prosecutor for Calumet County, Wisconsin?

Kratz relishes the spotlight and eventually takes a fall from his pedestal.

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Over how many years was this docuseries recorded?

The project took a decade to complete.

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When he was 18 years old, Steven Avery was sent to prison for which crime?

He was sentenced to two years for burglarizing a bar.

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On which holiday was Teresa Halbach murdered?

She was murdered on Halloween, the stuff of horror movies.

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How many hours of footage did the filmmakers shoot during the course of production?

They shot 700 hours of footage and had to interweave many multilayered stories.

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What was the dollar amount of the civil lawsuit that Steven Avery filed against officials?

$36 million was a staggering amount, and he gave up pursuing it.

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How many episodes are there in the first season?

The 10 episodes are an extraordinary twist on the documentary genre.

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In his younger days, Steven Avery once set fire to what?

He reportedly used gasoline to set a family cat on fire.

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Who was the last known person to see Teresa Halbach alive?

Steven Avery maintains he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

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At which university did the two filmmakers of the series meet?

Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were both part of Columbia's film program.

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How long was Steven Avery imprisoned before DNA evidence exonerated him of a sexual assault?

He was locked up for 18 years before he was released.

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In which bodily fluid was Avery's DNA supposedly found on Halbach's car?

Sweat may carry DNA from other cells, but it doesn't naturally contain DNA.

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Which online service was not part of the documentary's streaming release?

Both YouTube and Netflix garnered millions of viewers thanks to the film.

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About how many hours of evidence did jurors witness during the Halbach trial?

Two hundred hours of evidence was a mind-blowing amount of information to absorb.

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How many days was Teresa Halbach gone before she was reported missing?

No one reported her missing until Nov. 3, three days after she was gone.

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In what year was Avery convicted of the Halbach murder?

He was convicted in 2007. It's been years, and his courtroom saga continues.

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How many relationships has Avery maintained while in prison?

He has maintained three relationships. His love life is nothing if not complicated.

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What was Steven Avery's sentence for the first-degree murder conviction?

If his life without parole conviction stands, he'll never get out of prison.

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The filmmakers first tried to sell their idea to which company?

They tried HBO and PBS, but neither company would bite.

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What murder evidence was NOT collected at Avery's residence?

Officials found plenty of interesting evidence on the property, but they didn't find a knife.

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An article in which publication sparked the idea for the film?

The filmmakers saw The New York Times article as a gold mine of interesting material.

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Why was prosecutor Ken Kratz forced to resign from office?

Other women also complained about his inappropriate behavior.

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How many weeks did the Halbach murder trial last?

For jurors the six-week trial must have seemed endless.

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Before she made the film, filmmaker Laura Ricciardi worked as what?

Her familiarity with the legal system was a boon to the film.

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According to school records, Steven Avery's IQ was about what?

His IQ was about 70, and he had a very hard time in his classes.

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Brendan Dassey, Steven Avery's nephew, reportedly had an IQ of what?

His IQ was about 70, which is below average.

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At the murder trial, Avery was found NOT guilty of which crime?

The firearm charge alone got him five years in prison.

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What day did the state legislature pass the Avery Bill, which was meant to prevent wrongful convictions?

Eerily, Halloween was the same day that Teresa Halbach went missing.

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