The Ultimate True Crime Quiz
By: Nathan Chandler
About This Quiz
Sometimes real-life crimes are weirder and wilder than any fictional evil. How much do you know about these true crimes?
Which serial killer enjoyed dressing up as a clown and working charity events?
He went by the name Pogo the Clown.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is associated with which famous criminal?
Capone's men killed eight people that day.
Which man was the most prolific known serial killer in United States history?
He was known as the Green River Killer and netted at least 49 victims.
In Chicago, criminal H.H. Holmes had a house in Chicago that eventually bore which nickname?
He may have been responsible for hundreds of murders.
Which serial killer claimed that a demonic dog commanded him to commit murder?
He was known as the Son of Sam, and he killed six people.
How did The Angel of Death kill most of his elderly patients?
He was a nurse, and he claimed that he was relieving patients of suffering.
He drained them of blood.
How long did it take to exonerate the Central Park Five of rape?
They were finally freed after being accused of attacking the famous Central Park jogger.
What was the IQ of the Trash Bag Killer, who confessed to 32 murders?
His high intelligence helped him elude capture for years.
William Heirens became famous for leaving messages written in what?
One message told the cops to catch him before he killed again.
Serial killer Ted Bundy once worked at which organization?
a suicide prevention hotline
He was a master manipulator.
Sharon Tate was murdered by which criminal?
He hoped the murders of Tate and her friends would spark a race war.
How many people have been named as Jack the Ripper suspects?
None of the speculation ever ended with a conviction.
Metal Fang was a serial killer known for what?
His kennels full of vicious dogs.
How did the Giggling Granny kill numerous members of her family?
She killed 11 family members, including four husbands
John Dillinger escaped from jail using what object?
He supposedly whittled the gun himself.
Billy the Kid was said to have killed 27 people but in reality probably killed how many?
He was eventually hunted down and shot to death.
Which serial killer kept victims' heads in his freezer?
He reportedly kissed and had conversations with the heads.
How did Andre Kehoe kill 43 people at a school in 1927?
His victims included 38 children.
Ted Kaczynski earned which nickname for himself?
He mailed homemade bombs to numerous people before being nabbed.
What prison sentence did Luis Garavito receive for murdering 139 boys in Columbia?
The government scrambled to find other ways to keep him locked up.
Which serial killer was known for dismembering and beheading his victims?
He killed at least 12 people in the 1930s and was never caught.
Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people because he was mad at the government for what?
The Branch Davidian siege
19 children were killed by the bomb he set off in Oklahoma City.
Which Wild West figure worked as an authority figure until being linked to more than 17 murders?
Stripped of his bounty hunter badge, he became a hired mercenary and kept killing.
How did mobster John Gotti die?
His flamboyant and infamous career came to a boring end.
in a hail of police gunfire
"Bugsy" Siegel got his nickname because of what characteristic?
He went into murderous rages.
People who used the nickname in his presence risked their lives.
He looked like Bugs Bunny.
How many children "committed suicide" at the People's Temple in an act led by Jim Jones?
909 people died following the cult leader.
Which serial killer sent complex coded messages to the media?
He was never apprehended, and no one knows his identity.
He was convicted of 48 murders, but how many did the Green River killer confess to?
Many of his victims were prostitutes in the Northwest United States.
Which famed gangster earned the nickname "Jackrabbit?"
Daring escapes were one of his trademarks.
Before she was executed, what were Aileen Pittman's last words?
She worked as a prostitute and killed her customers.
"Thank goodness it's over"