The Ultimate True Crime Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • Ian Brady
  • Dennis Rader
  • John Wayne Gacy

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is associated with which famous criminal?

  • Al Capone
  • John Dillinger, Jr.
  • George Moran

Which man was the most prolific known serial killer in United States history?

  • Gary Ridgway
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Paul Knowles

In Chicago, criminal H.H. Holmes had a house in Chicago that eventually bore which nickname?

  • The Dungeon
  • Murder Castle
  • Fraudville

Which serial killer claimed that a demonic dog commanded him to commit murder?

  • Dennis Rader
  • David Berkowitz
  • Bobby Joe Long

How did The Angel of Death kill most of his elderly patients?

  • He drugged them.
  • He smothered them.
  • He drained them of blood.

How long did it take to exonerate the Central Park Five of rape?

  • 13 years
  • 7 years
  • 5 years

What was the IQ of the Trash Bag Killer, who confessed to 32 murders?

  • 70
  • 100
  • 180

William Heirens became famous for leaving messages written in what?

  • lipstick
  • blood
  • feces

Serial killer Ted Bundy once worked at which organization?

  • a funeral home
  • a suicide prevention hotline
  • a heart hospital

Sharon Tate was murdered by which criminal?

  • Myra Hindley
  • Charles Manson
  • Jeffrey Dahmer

How many people have been named as Jack the Ripper suspects?

  • 100
  • 200
  • 300

Metal Fang was a serial killer known for what?

  • His kennels full of vicious dogs.
  • His white metal teeth.
  • His pet wolf.

How did the Giggling Granny kill numerous members of her family?

  • poison
  • a knife
  • a car

John Dillinger escaped from jail using what object?

  • a sharpened toothbrush
  • a wooden gun
  • a key

Billy the Kid was said to have killed 27 people but in reality probably killed how many?

  • 8
  • 3
  • 1

Which serial killer kept victims' heads in his freezer?

  • The Casanova Killer
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • BTK

How did Andre Kehoe kill 43 people at a school in 1927?

  • fire
  • bomb
  • machine gun

Ted Kaczynski earned which nickname for himself?

  • The Unabomber
  • El Chapo
  • Scarface

What prison sentence did Luis Garavito receive for murdering 139 boys in Columbia?

  • 30 years
  • 30 life sentences
  • death

Which serial killer was known for dismembering and beheading his victims?

  • Son of Sam
  • BTK
  • Cleveland Torso Murderer

Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people because he was mad at the government for what?

  • The Ruby Ridge incident
  • The Branch Davidian siege
  • The Iraq War

Which Wild West figure worked as an authority figure until being linked to more than 17 murders?

  • Frank Dalton
  • Tom Horn
  • Bat Masterson

How did mobster John Gotti die?

  • stabbed in the back
  • in prison
  • in a hail of police gunfire

"Bugsy" Siegel got his nickname because of what characteristic?

  • He had bug eyes.
  • He went into murderous rages.
  • He looked like Bugs Bunny.

How many children "committed suicide" at the People's Temple in an act led by Jim Jones?

  • 93
  • 128
  • 303

Which serial killer sent complex coded messages to the media?

  • Metal Fang
  • Green River Killer
  • The Zodiac Killer

He was convicted of 48 murders, but how many did the Green River killer confess to?

  • around 60
  • around 70
  • around 100

Which famed gangster earned the nickname "Jackrabbit?"

  • John Dillinger
  • Lester Gillis
  • Charlie Luciano

Before she was executed, what were Aileen Pittman's last words?

  • "They deserved it"
  • "I'll be back"
  • "Thank goodness it's over"