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Question 1: John Ellis, her executioner, eventually committed ________, with his closest associates stating that he had remained haunted by the horror of Thompson’s final moments.
Death and cultureSuicideCremationEuthanasia

Question 2: A study of the case titled Fred and Edie by Jill Dawson was published in 2000, and a ________ of Thompson, titled Criminal Justice: The True Story of Edith Thompson, by Rene Weis was published in 1988.
Classical antiquityHistoriographyAlexander the GreatBiography

Question 3: The trial began on December 6, 1922 at the ________, with Bywaters defended by Cecil Whiteley KC.
St Paul's CathedralGreater LondonEnglandOld Bailey

Question 4: With the exception of ________, the remains of the four other women executed at Holloway, (i.e.
Ruth EllisAlbert PierrepointHolloway (HM Prison)Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters

Question 5: Finally, on 13 November 1993, a grey ________ memorial was placed on plot 117 and dedicated to the memory of the four women buried there.
BasaltIgneous rockFelsicGranite

Question 6: Representatives of the ________ did not inform Avis Graydon (Thompson's surviving sister) of the exhumation and the fact that she had the right to take control of her sister's funeral arrangements.
Department for TransportDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsDepartment for Culture, Media and SportHome Office

Question 7: Several years later it was revealed that when the gallows trapdoor opened and Thompson fell, the sudden impact of the noose caused her to suffer a massive ________.
PurpuraBleedingGastrointestinal bleedingBruise

Question 8: Despite the petition, and a new confession from Bywaters in which he once again declared Thompson to be completely innocent, the ________, William Bridgeman, did not extend them a reprieve.
Winston ChurchillJames CallaghanRobert PeelHome Secretary

Question 9: ________ expressed the wish to make a documentary film on a real life case, several times commenting that the Thompson and Bywaters case was the one he would most like to film.
Alfred HitchcockVertigo (film)North by NorthwestPsycho (1960 film)

Question 10: An ________ on Percy Thompson had failed to reveal any evidence that he had been fed ground glass or any type of detectable poison.
PathologyDeathForensic pathologyAutopsy

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