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10 Questions

  1. The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition is more commonly known by what name?
  2. Foot whipping or falanga is better known by what name?
  3. Which torture device consisted of a solid iron cabinet with a spike-covered interior and hinged front, the correct height and shape to enclose a human being?
  4. By what nickname do we better know Vlad III?

  5. Starting with the letter 'o' what name is given to a bottle dungeon which is accessible only from a hatch or hole in a high ceiling?
  6. Which form of punishment and potential execution method used a line looped beneath a ship and dragged under the ship to the other side?
  7. What is the better known name for pillywinks, a torture instrument which was first used in early modern Europe?
  8. Which form of torture, where water is poured over a cloth, became a matter of public controversy in the United States during the War on Terror in the 2000s?
  9. What device, formerly used for punishment by public humiliation, is made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the hands and head?
  10. What was the Duke of Exeter's daughter, in the Tower of London?


  1. The Spanish Inquisition
  2. Bastinado
  3. Iron Maiden
  4. Vlad the Impaler
  5. An oubliette
  6. Keelhauling
  7. Thumbscrews
  8. Waterboarding

  9. Pillory
  10. A torture rack

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