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Serial Killers of the 20th Century

written by: LegalGal
 
This quiz consists of questions related to some of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th Century. Although not the most pleasant topic, you might surprise yourself in just how much you know about these deviant members of our society!

Question 1:


This serial killer who believed that his neighbor's dog was possessed by ancient demons, told police that the dog had "barked" orders for him to kill.
Ted Bundy
David Berkowitz
Albert Fischer
John Haigh

Question 2:


John Wayne Gacy, the 'Killer Clown", buried over 30 victims in his garden.
True
False

Question 3:


On January 16, 1936 this man who was dubbed the original "Hannibal Lecter", died in the electric chair.
Albert Fish
Albert DeSalvo
Dennis Rader
Gary Leon Ridgway

Question 4:


In November of 1983 Angelo Buono Jr . was sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted of killing nine young women and dumping their bodies in the Los Angeles area. Based on the geographical locations where the bodies were found, what was the nickname given to Buono?
the Green river Killer
BTK
The Avenue Assassin
The Hillside Strangler

Question 5:


Part of this killer's MO (modus operendi) was to send letters to newspapers which were written in code and always signed with the same alias and symbol. Some theorists believe that his cross circle symbol along with certain cryptic codes were indications as to where the next victims would be found.
Jack the Ripper
The Trailside Killer
The Zodiac Killer
The Unabomber

Question 6:


This female serial killer has been dubbed the "The Damsel of Death" for violently killing men along Florida highways while working as a prostitute.
Waltraud Wagner
Charlene Gallego
Marybeth Tinning
Aileen Wuornos

Question 7:


Most likely one of the sickest serial killers of the 20th century, this killer kept his victims' decaying bodies in acid vats in his apartment. There were severed heads in his refrigerator and other human body parts around his home.
Richard Ramirez
Charles Manson
Jeffrey Dahmer
Ted Bundy

Question 8:


Due to inconsistencies in his confession and the wide variety of behavioral patterns regarding the murders of several women in Boston, Massachusetts, there still remains doubt that this man was The Boston Strangler.
Albert De Salvo
David Carpenter
Charles Ng
Robert Hansen

Question 9:


In Alfred Hitcock's classic thriller Psycho, the main character Norman Bates, was inspired by a real life serial killer.
False
True

Question 10:


What was the name given to the trio of killers who claimed to have had over 110 young male victims in California from the late 1970's to early 1980's?
The Gay slayer
The Freeway Killer
The Moors Murderers
Lonely Hearts Killer

 


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