Dark Trivia Quiz: For Murderinos, Crime TV Fanatics and Other Twisted Souls

Just a few weeks ago at A-Camp, a group of demented campers gathered in a medium-sized room to answer trivia questions about murder and other things that y’all know way more about than you should. I designed hosted the event with Sam Green, a passionate fan of the “My Favorite Murder” podcast (which I’m unable to listen to because I’m so jealous that these two hilarious brilliant girls thought of this idea before we did) and Rachel Kincaid, a passionate fan of all things dark and murdery and sinister.

I’ve hosted several trivia games at A-Camp, and I’ve gotta say, this one really blew me away. Y’all knew shit I did not think you would know! Usually everybody says my questions are too hard but this time I was dealing with some serious detectives, including apparent dark souls Mara Wilson and Gaby Dunn. We were even out-known twice by campers who corrected our answer with their superior knowledge. What are we doing with our lives, I love it!

The quiz below draws mainly from material used by Rachel, Sam and I at camp with a few questions thrown in that we did not ask at camp.

Dark Trivia

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  1. Nice work!
    Quiz Grade: C
    Score: 14
    Percentage: 78%

    I actually don’t really have a genuine interest in true crime. My okay score is due to my girlfriend binging crime stuff and listening to My Favorite Murder because… I like to on a journey of friendship and sudden fame with Karen and Georgia.

  2. Nice work!
    Quiz Grade: A
    Score: 17
    Percentage: 94%

    Well, I’m a bit worried that I know so much about this…

    PD: ANNE PERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PD2: If somebody says to me “Stay sexy and don’t get murdered” probably gonna get himself/herself killed. And don’t worry, I can guarantee myself an acquittal for self-defense.

  3. Quiz Grade: C
    Score: 14
    Percentage: 78%

    I should really have remembered more!

    I was reading an article about serial killer glasses this morning and it filled my heart with fondness thinking of all the crazy dark trivia nuts, which I’m sure is super healthy.

  4. I will always remember David Koresh’s name because it made me think of the word thresh and threshing machines separate stuff.
    And what do cults do to people? Separate them from the world.

    Also it’s just real violent sounding word to me.

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