Jack the Ripper Quiz
How much do you know about England's most notorious serial killer? Take our Jack the Ripper quiz to find out.start quiz
Question 2 of 10
How many women is Jack the Ripper thought to have killed?
... The correct answer is A: Five. Jack the Ripper preyed on prostitutes of London's East End in the late 1800s. While five deaths may seem meager by today's serial killer standards, the boldness and brutality of his crimes made a strong impact on society.
Question 3 of 10
True or False: Jack the Ripper's victims were adolescent or young adult women, many of whom were novice prostitutes.
... The correct answer is B: False. Most of Jack the Ripper's victims were middle-aged prostitutes with husbands and children.
Question 4 of 10
In addition to killing his victims -- usually by cutting their throats -- what else did Jack the Ripper do to many of them?
... The correct answer is D: Mutilate. Jack the Ripper was extraordinarily violent in carrying out his killings, brutally stabbing and sometimes removing his victims' organs and genitalia.
Question 5 of 10
During investigations into the Ripper killings, reports surfaced about a suspicious-looking stout man with a moustache who wore a long dark coat and a black cap. What was his nickname?
... The correct answer is B: Leather apron. Leather Apron, so called for his habit of wearing a leather apron, was John Pizer, a shoemaker who went into hiding after hearing rumors that he was suspected of the murders. He was eventually arrested, though he was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing.
Question 6 of 10
How did the killer earn the name "Jack the Ripper?"
... The correct answer is C: Letters written to the media by someone claiming to be the killer. Two letters were sent by Jack the Ripper to the editor of the Central News Agency. In addition, many other letters were sent from various people claiming responsibility for the crimes.
Question 7 of 10
Annie Chapman, a 47-year-old prostitute and Jack the Ripper victim, was found in an alley with her throat cut so deeply that her head was nearly severed. What part of her body was missing when police recovered her remains?
... The correct answer is D: Vagina. The swift and skillful dissection of her vagina led investigators to believe that Jack the Ripper was a surgeon or someone with expert knowledge of anatomy.
Question 8 of 10
Mary Kelly was a young prostitute who is believed to be the last victim of Jack the Ripper. How did her murder differ from that of Jack the Ripper's other victims?
... The correct answer is C: She was killed in her own bed. Kelly was also much more extensively mutilated, with various body parts severed and placed in odd places around her corpse.
Question 9 of 10
True or False: Jack the Ripper's murders spanned four years from, 1888 to 1892.
... The correct answer is B: False. Jack the Ripper's murders began and ended in the span of four months. No suspect was ever convicted of the crimes, and the case was closed in 1892.
Question 10 of 10
A 2002 nonfiction book by novelist Patricia Cromwell suggested that Jack the Ripper was a successful impressionist painter. Who was that painter?
... The correct answer is B: Walter Sickert. Sickert was known to paint nudes of brutalized women. Cromwell's claim that Sickert was Jack the Ripper is based on DNA evidence from letters written by people claiming to be Jack the Ripper. Some have disputed her theory, arguing that Sickert may have written letters claiming to be the killer due to a fascination with the crimes.