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Question 1: ________, Ignacio Allende, José Mariano Jiménez and Juan Aldama were tried for treason, executed by firing squad and beheaded during the Mexican independence in 1811.
Agustín de IturbideMexicoMiguel Hidalgo y CostillaMexico City

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  An Australian POW captured in New Guinea, Sgt. Leonard Siffleet, about to be beheaded with a shin gunto sword, 1943.
  Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Beheading Holofernes; oil on canvas, Florence 1620.
  A fresco by Ambrogio Lorenzetti
  Anne Boleyn in the Tower of London waiting for her decapitation, by Edouard Cibot (1799–1877)

Question 3: ________, required ten strokes before the fatal blow.
Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of WarwickHenry Pole, 1st Baron MontaguMargaret Pole, 8th Countess of SalisburyGeorge Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence

Question 4: One of the most publicized of such executions was that of ________.
Islamic terrorismKim Sun-ilNick BergDaniel Pearl

Question 5: Chechen Muslim rebels were known to practice beheading against the captured Russian Army soldiers during the ________ and the Second Chechen War.
Shamil Basayev2008 South Ossetia warBeslan school hostage crisisFirst Chechen War

Question 6: After the victim had sliced his own abdomen open, another warrior would strike his head off from behind with a ________ to hasten death and to reduce the suffering.
Japanese swordJapanese sword mountingsTantōKatana

Question 7: In Spain executions were carried out by various methods including strangulation by the ________.
AssassinationSpanish languagePhilippinesGarrote

Question 8: Another guillotine existed in ________ until recent years.
MonacoRomeSpainVatican City

Question 9: In recent times however, the Vatican has abolished capital punishment in its own jurisdiction, and recent ________ have condemned capital punishment where it is still practiced.
Pope John Paul IIPopeCatholic ChurchPope Benedict XVI

Question 10: The last executions by decapitation in ________ in 1825, Norway in 1876 and in Iceland in 1830 were carried out with axes.

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