What Do You Know About Canadian Prisons? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is the name of the first large prison in Canada?
    • A. 

      Warkworth institution

    • B. 

      Northbay jail

    • C. 

      Kingston penitentiary

    • D. 

      King Street Gaol

  • 2. 
    Prisons are divided into what categories depending on the crime committed by the offender ?
    • A. 

      Medium and maximum security

    • B. 

      Maximum security

    • C. 

      Minimum, medium, and maximum security

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Double bunking was introduced in ____ to deal with the growing number of prisoners in Canada
    • A. 

      1980

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      1992

    • D. 

      1984

  • 4. 
    Double bunking violets the United Nations standards for treatment of prisoners and produces a situation ripe for conflict
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 5. 
    Canada has the ______ highest rate of homicides in comparison to 40 American states
    • A. 

      Third

    • B. 

      Seventh

    • C. 

      Fifth

    • D. 

      Fourth

  • 6. 
    Between 1983- 1988 how many inmate murders were reported in Canadian prisons
    • A. 

      42

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      600

  • 7. 
    A harsh punishment may protect the public while the offender is in jail, but may embitter the prisoner so much that he or she re-offends when released
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The public disagrees with the idea that tougher sentences will make potential offenders think before they commit a crime and thereby will reduce the criminal rates
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In older prisons some cells have no windows
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Prisons are supposed to accomplish the following four goals :1. To punish the offender2. To protect the public3. To deter other from committing a similar crime4. To rehabilitate the offender
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The problem with Canada's prisons is not the violent culture that exists within the walls  but they physical conditions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False