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John Christie (murderer): Quiz


Question 1: On the outbreak of the Second World War Christie applied to join the ________, and was accepted despite his criminal record, as the authorities failed to check his background.
Metropolitan Police ServiceBritish Transport PolicePolice Community Support OfficerSpecial Constabulary

Question 2: Author ________ points out that no record of his blindness has been traced and that, while Christie may have lost his voice when he was admitted to hospital, he would not have been discharged as fit for duty had he remained a mute.
German battleship BismarckTimothy EvansLudovic KennedyUnited Kingdom

Question 3: Writing in 1978, Professor Keith Simpson, one of the ________ involved in the forensic examination of Christie's victims, had this to say about the pubic hair collection:
InfectionInfectious diseasePathologyDisease

Question 4: [2] This finding, challenged in subsequent legal processes, enabled the ________ to grant Evans a posthumous pardon for the murder of his daughter in October 1966.
James CallaghanRobert PeelWinston ChurchillHome Secretary

Question 5: [17] He committed two further crimes of ________ in 1924 and received consecutive sentences of three and six months' imprisonment from September 1924.
BurglaryReasonable personLarcenyAssault

Question 6: He murdered at least six women—including his wife Ethel—by strangling them in his flat at 10 Rillington Place, ________, London.
Chelsea, LondonWest Kensington, LondonNotting HillNorth Kensington

Question 7: In Easter 1948, ________ and his wife, Beryl, moved into the top floor flat at Rillington Place.
John Christie (murderer)10 Rillington PlaceLudovic KennedyTimothy Evans

Question 8: In reply to a letter from relatives in Sheffield, he wrote that Ethel had rheumatism and could not write herself; to one neighbour, he explained that she was visiting her relatives in Sheffield; to another, he said that she had gone to ________.

Question 9: [25] As Eady continued breathing, she inhaled the domestic gas, which soon rendered her unconscious—domestic gas in the 1940s was coal gas, which has a ________ content of 15%.
Nitrous oxideNitric oxideHydrogen sulfideCarbon monoxide

Question 10: ________, who played Christie in the film, spoke of his reluctance to accept the role: "I do not like playing the part, but I accepted it at once without seeing the script.
Laurence OlivierWalter MatthauRichard AttenboroughDirk Bogarde

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