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The Axeman of New Orleans

From May of 1918 to October of 1919, the town of New Orleans, Louisiana was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Test your knowledge of the crimes this man committed.


Quiz ID:#20926
Fun:*** (2.57)
Difficulty:** (1.5)
Category:History > United States
Created By:toucan_danAus****!!




#1   Joe and Catherine Maggio were the first victims. They both died in their bedroom, but who died first?

#2   Louis Besumer was the next victim. He died after his head was completely decapitated.

#3   The axeman's next victim was Mrs. Schneider. She survived the attack. Did her unborn baby?

#4   Joseph Romano was an elderly gentleman living with his two nieces, Pauline and Mary Bruno. Which of these sisters scared the axeman away before becoming his next victim?

#5   At first Rosie Cortimiglia was thought to be the murderer of her husband, but it was later determined that she was innocent and her husband was a victim of the axeman.

#6   Mary Cortimiglia was the toddler daughter of Rosie and Charles Cortimiglia. She was murdered while sleeping in her father's arms.

#7   Steve Boca was a grocer who was attacked in the bedroom of his home. What was noticed that tied his attack with the attacks of the axeman?

#8   Sarah Laumann was attacked in her home while alone. This is peculiar because she was the only victim who was attacked alone.

#9   Mike Pepitone was attacked in his home. Strangely, the axeman attacks stopped after this attack. What common myth below explains why the attacks stopped?

#10   Some people were not afraid of the axeman. They wrote letters to the local newspaper daring the axeman to break into their home and attack them.





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