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The death penalty in the USA

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  • Q1

    Why was Captain George Kendall executed in 1608?

    for selling drugs

    for being a spy

    for murdering his family 

    for supporting Revolution 

    15s
  • Q2

    Capital punishment is a legal penalty in ...

    23 states

    25 states

    27 states 

    30 states 

    15s
  • Q3

    The USA was the first to develop lethal injection as a method of execution.

    true
    false
    True or False
    15s
  • Q4

    Black people are more likely than White people to be sentenced to death for committing similar crimes

    false
    true
    True or False
    15s
  • Q5

    ... are much more likely to favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.

    Democrats 

    Republicans 

    15s
  • Q6

    65% of Protestants oppose the death penalty. 

    false
    true
    True or False
    15s
  • Q7

    A majority of states have the death penalty, but far fewer use it regularly.

    true
    false
    True or False
    15s
  • Q8

    The Trump administration executed ... prisoners in 2020.

    0

    13

    10

    3

    15s
  • Q9

    The average time between sentencing and execution in the U.S. has decreased sharply since the 1980s.

    false
    true
    True or False
    15s

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