Interesting Quiz On Crime And Punishment

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Interesting Quiz On Crime And Punishment

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