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1

What is Capital Punishment?

state-sponsored punishment

2

____ countries, __/__ of the nations of the world have abolished capital punishment

140
2/3

3

What is the highest-to-lowest death penalty countries?

(1) Middle East
(2) Caribbean Countries
(3) Asian Countries
(4) Africa
(5) North/Central/South America
(6) Europe
(7) Oceania

4

All countries in the Middle East have death penalties, except _______ who only uses it during wartime

Israel

5

Which countries in the middle east are leading for capital punishment?

Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq

6

Which types of lethal methods of execution are used in the Middle East?

stoning, beheading by sword, hanging, and firing squads

7

Where are most executions held in the Middle East?

in private settings (i.e. prisons)

8

The Middle East also has ______ executions.

public

9

__/__ of caribbean countries still use capital punishment.

3/4

10

Capital punishment is rarely used in _________ Countries.

Caribbean

11

Capital punishment is a common practice within ______ and _________ ________

Haiti
Dominican Republic

12

What are the only Caribbean countries that have conducted executions in the last decade?

the Bahamas and Cuba

13

What fraction of asian countries have retained capital punishment?

2/3 of the Asian countries

14

Over ___% of the countries in ________ and _______ Asia have imposed death sentences in this century

80%
Eastern
Central

15

About ___% of the countries in ________/__________ Asia have legal executions

50%
Southern/Southwest

16

What type of lethal methods are still used in Asian countries?

“death squads”
stoning
firing squads
lethal injection
hanging

17

Which country is the world leader in the number of executions?

China

18

What are the modern execution methods in China?

shooting at point-blank range and lethal injection

19

A majority of _______ countries have the death penalty

African

20

_______ and ______ Africa have the highest level of retentionist counties

Central
North

21

The vast majority of countries in _____ and ________ Africa have not imposed death penalties

West
Southern

22

In these _______ countries capital punishment is the exception rather than the rule.

African

23

Which North/Central/South American country is the only one that retained the death penalty for ordinary crime?

the U.S.

24

The death penalty has been abolished in both _______ and ______

Canada
Mexico

25

The vast majority of countries in ________ America have abolished capital punishment

Central

26

"The vast majority of countries in Central America have abolished capital punishment":
Which countries are an exception to this?

Belize and Guatemala

27

What are the only countries in South America that have the death penalty?

Guyana and Suriname

28

What is the only European Country to retain the death penalty?

Belarus

29

None of these countries in _______ performed legal execution in the 21st century

Oceania

30

___% of Oceania countries have abolished the death penalty

80%

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