The topic of murder stirs up fear in almost any context; however, serial killing tends to multiply that fear to the tenth degree. No matter what decade you were born in, odds are you've heard of people like Jeffrey Dahmer, the Zodiac Killer or Ted Bundy. But how much do you really know about them? Turn on the lights, grab your security blanket and take the serial killer quiz to test your knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
During what decade was the term "serial killer" coined?
Question 2 of 10
How are serial killers different from mass murderers?
Question 3 of 10
About how many serial killers have there been in the United States in the past century?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following is not one of the ways experts classify serial killers?
Question 5 of 10
Serial killers who believe they will profit in some way from the murders are called:
Question 6 of 10
Most serial killers are:
Question 7 of 10
Which three behaviors are known as the MacDonald triad?
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following is not one of the reasons thought to contribute to why a person might become a serial killer?
Question 9 of 10
Patterns that link separate homicides are called:
Question 10 of 10