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Question 1: George Barr while he was attending a service at the local ________.
BaptistMethodismChristianityChristian denomination

Question 2: Thompson also received a letter from the Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the District of ________, telling her of a farmer from Epworth, Illinois, named G.
OhioIndianaNew JerseyMichigan

Question 3: Since Bethea had a criminal record, the police were able to use what was then a new identification technique - ________ - to establish that Bethea had recently touched items inside the bedroom.
DNA profilingForensic scienceForensic entomologyFingerprint

Question 4: Bethea, who was black, confessed to the rape and murder of a 70-year-old white woman named Lischia Edwards, and after being convicted of her rape, he was publicly hanged in ________.
Owensboro, KentuckyHopkinsville, KentuckyMadisonville, KentuckyHenderson, Kentucky

Question 5: On August 6, 1936, the ________, Albert Chandler, signed Bethea's execution warrant and set the execution for sunrise on August 14.
Steve BeshearGovernor of KentuckySimon Bolivar BucknerJohn J. Crittenden

Question 6: He had wanted his body sent to his sister in ________.
North CarolinaNew JerseyGeorgia (U.S. state)South Carolina

Question 7: 1909[1] – August 14, 1936) was the last person to be publicly executed in the ________.
PhilippinesAlaskaUnited StatesCanada

Question 8: Florence Thompson had become ________ on April 13, 1936 after her husband, Everett, who was elected sheriff in 1933, unexpectedly died of pneumonia on April 10, 1936.
EnglandScotlandScots lawSheriff

Question 9: The ________ met in biennial sessions.
United States CongressUnited States SenateKentucky SenateKentucky General Assembly

Question 10: Hanna developed his interest in the "art" of hanging after he witnessed the botched execution of Fred Behme at McLeansboro, ________, in 1896, which had resulted in the condemned man suffering.

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