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Famous Cases of Poisoning

written by: bobby
 
Let's see how much you know about these historical and famous cases of poisoning.

Question 1:


One of the most famous cases of poisoning is that of the Bulgarian Georgi Markov, who was poisoned by ricin. The latter was inserted into his body through this.
Eating a cake with ricin in it
Inhaling ricin vapours
Taking ricin by mistake
Stabbing with an umbrella

Question 2:

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Socrates was accused of impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens. He was sentenced to drink this substance.
Pigweed
Yew
Mistletoe
Hemlock


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Question 3:

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This person became the President of Ukraine on January 23, 2005. During the presidential campaign he was poisoned with dioxin. On the picture is shown the change his face underwent.
Mykola Azarov
Leonid Kuchma
Yuliya Tymoshenko
Viktor Yushchenko


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Question 4:


One of the most popular fictional cases of poisoning occurs in the movie "Arsenic and Old Lace", based on a play by this playwright.
Joseph Kesselring
Edward Albee
David Mamet
David Auburn

Question 5:


A fictional case of poisoning is observed in Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None". In the novel, this character dies of poisoning.
William Henry Blore
Emily Brent
Dr. Edward George Armstrong
Philip Lombard

Question 6:

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Officially, the Soviet dictator Stalin died of stroke. However, there is a hypothesis that he was poisoned by this man.
Georgi Malenkov
Nikita Khrushchev
Lavrenty Beria
Nikolai Bulganin


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Question 7:


Arsenic became a popular murder weapon in the Middle Ages, because symptoms resembled those of this disease.
Leprosy
Cholera
Pneumonia
Plague

Question 8:


There is a theory that Napoleon Bonaparte was poisoned with this substance.
Formaldehyde
Arsenic
Strychnine
Ethanol

Question 9:


Göring, Goebbels, Himmler and Hitler himself all committed suicide by taking this poison.


Question 10:


Clare Boothe Luce (the American ambassador to Italy in the years just following World War II) died of arsenic poisoning.
True
False

 


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