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Question 1: In 1942, six Germans convicted of espionage in the Quirin Case were put to death in one day in the ________ jail electric chair.
BostonAtlantaWashington, D.C.Phoenix, Arizona

Question 2: ________ became the most popular method, helped by newspaper accounts of botched electrocutions in the early 1980s.
TortureLethal injectionCapital punishmentCapital punishment in the United States

Question 3: In the states of ________ and Tennessee, the electric chair has been retired except for those whose capital crimes were committed prior to legislated dates in 1998 (Kentucky March 31, 1998, Tennessee December 31, 1998) and who choose electrocution.

Question 4: ________ is now, as of 2008, the primary method of execution in the state of Florida.
Lethal injectionCapital punishment in the United StatesCapital punishmentTorture

Question 5: There have been incidents of a person's head on fire; or of a burnt electrical ________[11].
Transformer typesInductorNikola TeslaTransformer

Question 6: In the state of Florida, on July 8, 1999, ________ convicted of murder was executed in the Florida electric chair "Old Sparky".
Thomas Harrison ProvenzanoAllen Lee DavisFlorida Supreme CourtLast meal

Question 7: It remained so until the mid-1980s, when ________ became widely accepted as an easier method for conducting judicial executions.
TortureCapital punishmentCapital punishment in the United StatesLethal injection

Question 8: Film reenactment of the execution of ________ in the electric chair, early film from 1901, Library of Congress archives (.rm format; offline viewable)
Mikhail BakuninLeon CzolgoszEmma GoldmanIndividualist anarchism

Question 9: After 1966 electrocutions ceased for a time in the USA, but the method continued in the ________.
United StatesPapua New GuineaEast TimorPhilippines

Question 10: (Oklahoma, ________ and Illinois laws provide for its use should lethal injection ever be held to be unconstitutional).
AlabamaArkansasGeorgia (U.S. state)Missouri

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