Crime In Victorian England Homework

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  • 1. 

    How many crimes were punishable by death?

    • A.

      232

    • B.

      Over 232

    • C.

      222

    • D.

      Over 222

    Correct Answer
    D. Over 222
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Over 222." This suggests that there were more than 222 crimes that were punishable by death.

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  • 2. 

    What is capital punishment?

    • A.

      The premeditated killing of one human being by another.

    • B.

      The legally authorised killing of someone as punishment for a crime

    • C.

      Taking your own life

    • D.

      Killing someone because they make you angry

    Correct Answer
    B. The legally authorised killing of someone as punishment for a crime
    Explanation
    Capital punishment refers to the legally authorized killing of someone as a form of punishment for a crime. This means that the government or judicial system has the power to execute individuals who have been convicted of certain offenses. It is a highly controversial practice that is carried out in some countries, while others have abolished it. The purpose of capital punishment is to serve as a deterrent and to administer justice for the most serious crimes committed by individuals.

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  • 3. 

    In the novel Oliver Twist, which of the following IS NOT a member of the underclass?

    • A.

      Oliver Twist

    • B.

      Fagin

    • C.

      Mr. Brownlow

    • D.

      Dodger and Charley

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr. Brownlow
    Explanation
    In the novel Oliver Twist, Mr. Brownlow is not a member of the underclass. Unlike Oliver Twist, Fagin, Dodger, and Charley, Mr. Brownlow is portrayed as a wealthy and respectable gentleman. He is a kind and generous character who takes Oliver in and provides him with a safe and loving home. Mr. Brownlow's social status and behavior set him apart from the underclass characters in the story.

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  • 4. 

    What was the most common type of crime in the Victorian era?

    • A.

      Burglary

    • B.

      Drunkenness

    • C.

      Garrotting

    • D.

      Theft

    • E.

      Murder

    Correct Answer
    D. Theft
    Explanation
    During the Victorian era, theft was the most common type of crime. This can be attributed to the rapid urbanization and population growth that occurred during this period, leading to overcrowded cities and increased poverty. The rise of industrialization also created new opportunities for theft, as people migrated to cities in search of work and often struggled to make ends meet. Additionally, the lack of effective law enforcement and the limited resources dedicated to crime prevention made it easier for thieves to operate and go undetected. As a result, theft became a prevalent and widespread crime during the Victorian era.

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  • 5. 

    What was the most common method used to punish pickpockets in Victorian England? 

    • A.

      Murder

    • B.

      Hanging

    • C.

      Garrotting

    • D.

      The Electric Chair

    Correct Answer
    B. Hanging
    Explanation
    In Victorian England, the most common method used to punish pickpockets was hanging. This form of punishment was prevalent during that time and was often carried out publicly as a deterrent to others. Hanging involved the use of a rope to suspend the convicted individual until they died. It was seen as a severe punishment for crimes such as theft, including pickpocketing, and was intended to instill fear and discourage criminal behavior.

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  • 6. 

    Which type of crime would innocent people be attacked and sometimes killed by having something such as a piece of wire or cord pulled tightly round their neck?

    • A.

      Violence

    • B.

      Drunkenness

    • C.

      Garrotting

    • D.

      Chloroform attacks

    Correct Answer
    C. Garrotting
    Explanation
    Garrotting is a type of crime where innocent people are attacked and sometimes killed by having something such as a piece of wire or cord pulled tightly around their neck. This method is used to strangle the victims, causing asphyxiation and potentially leading to death. The other options, violence, drunkenness, and chloroform attacks, do not specifically involve the act of strangulation using a wire or cord.

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  • 7. 

    Young children could be sent to an adult prison.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is true that young children could be sent to an adult prison in certain circumstances. Although it is rare, some jurisdictions allow for the prosecution and incarceration of children as young as 10 years old in adult facilities. This can happen when the child has committed a serious crime or is deemed a threat to society. However, it is important to note that sending young children to adult prisons is highly controversial and often criticized for its potential negative impact on their development and well-being.

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  • 8. 

    Australia was very happy to accept all the criminals that Britain could transport there.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Australia started to complain. They did not want to become a dumping ground for Britain’s criminals

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  • 9. 

    The Metropolitan police force for London was established in 1929. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    • The Metropolitan police force for London was only established in 1829

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following was NOT a method of punishing crime in Victorian England?

    • A.

      Community Service

    • B.

      Imprisonment

    • C.

      Transportation

    • D.

      Hanging

    Correct Answer
    A. Community Service
    Explanation
    In Victorian England, community service was not a method of punishing crime. During this time, punishments for crimes typically involved imprisonment, transportation (sending convicts to colonies), or hanging. Community service as a form of punishment was not introduced until much later in history.

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