How Much Do You Know About The Death Penalty?

The death penalty has always been a hot button issue. Do you know the facts on this controversial method? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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True or false: At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the US are innocent.
True
False
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How much more expensive are death penalty trials than other trials?
20x more expensive
10x more expensive
They cost the same amount
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How many states is the death penalty legal in?
45
32
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In which country are drug possession and trafficking punishable by death?
Russia
Australia
Singapore
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True or false: Company executives in China can receive the death penalty for committing fraud.
True
False
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Which US state can still execute prisoners by hanging?
New York
Alabama
Washington
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What is punishable by death in 13 different countries?
Theft
Atheism
Prostitution
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How many countries have abolished the death penalty altogether?
50
75
103
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Who became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty in 1863?
England
New Zealand
Venezuela
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How many people punished by death in the US were later exonerated?
150
200
300
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True or false: Only 1 in 10 Americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.
True
False
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What does China have to enforce executions?
Execution vans
Hanging trees
Firing ranges
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You are a punishment pro! You don't know all of your facts on the death penalty just yet, but you still gave a valiant effort. The death penalty and corporal punishment are often pretty convoluted affairs. We commend you for trying!

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You are punishment perfect! The death penalty isn't as cut and dry as it sounds. Luckily, you already know that. You're knowledge on the death penalty is astounding. We can't commend you enough for a job well done.

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You are punishment pert! When it comes to the death penalty and corporal punishment, you know stuff. Not only are you aware of the presence of the death penalty in America, but you are well versed on the death penalty abroad as well.

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1
True or false: At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the US are innocent.
True
False
2
How much more expensive are death penalty trials than other trials?
20x more expensive
10x more expensive
They cost the same amount
3
How many states is the death penalty legal in?
45
32
12
4
In which country are drug possession and trafficking punishable by death?
Russia
Australia
Singapore
5
True or false: Company executives in China can receive the death penalty for committing fraud.
True
False
6
Which US state can still execute prisoners by hanging?
New York
Alabama
Washington
7
What is punishable by death in 13 different countries?
Theft
Atheism
Prostitution
8
How many countries have abolished the death penalty altogether?
50
75
103
9
Who became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty in 1863?
England
New Zealand
Venezuela
10
How many people punished by death in the US were later exonerated?
150
200
300
11
True or false: Only 1 in 10 Americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.
True
False
12
What does China have to enforce executions?
Execution vans
Hanging trees
Firing ranges