Interesting Quiz On Crime And Punishment

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Take our quiz about Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era! Hopefully you were listening during our lesson as there is food up for grabs! 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a punishment that was used in the Elizabethan era that is still used now?
    • A. 

      People were/are hung

    • B. 

      They both have/had fines

    • C. 

      Punishments are/were mostly physical

    • D. 

      Community service

  • 2. 
    Punishments in the Elizabethan era were quite horrible. Which of these punishments did not happen?
    • A. 

      Boiled in oil or water

    • B. 

      Burned on a stake

    • C. 

      Buried alive

    • D. 

      Cutting off their head

  • 3. 
    The punishments nowadays are alot more gruesome than in the Elizabethan era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Gossiping and/or speaking too freely would result in a punishment in the Elizabethan era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What was the most serious crime to commit in the Elizabethan era?
    • A. 

      Rape

    • B. 

      Murder

    • C. 

      Plotting to overthrow the queen.

    • D. 

      Witchcraft

  • 6. 
    In the Elizabethan era, different punishments were given depending on if the crime was a major or minor crime. Which one of the following crimes is not a minor crime? 
    • A. 

      Wandering around drunk

    • B. 

      Being to talkative

    • C. 

      Gossiping

    • D. 

      Stealing items worth more than 12 pence

    • E. 

      Speaking too freely

  • 7. 
    The punishment of a crime depends on what class you are in. For instance, nobility (upper class) or lower class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Begging was not a crime in the Elizabethan era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Theft is/was a crime is which eras?
    • A. 

      Now

    • B. 

      Elizabethan era

    • C. 

      Both

  • 10. 
    Wearing a barrel around the streets was one form of a minor punishment. This is classed as: public _____
  • 11. 
    What is untrue about this contraption? 
    • A. 

      It is mostly used for women

    • B. 

      You cannot sleep with it on

    • C. 

      If you try to speak it cuts your tongue

    • D. 

      It is used if you are caught gossiping

  • 12. 
    What punishment is this? 
    • A. 

      Drowning stool

    • B. 

      Death sentence

    • C. 

      Swimming chair

    • D. 

      Dunking stool

  • 13. 
    Punishments such as burnings and hangings were often a public event where everyone gathered to watch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False