Australian Convict Punishments MCQs with Answer

What was the punishment for a convict who escaped from custody?
a) Flogging
b) Chain Gang
c) Time in the stocks
d) Transportation
Answer:
Answer: b) Chain Gang

Which punishment involved a convict being forced to wear an iron collar around their neck?
a) Pillory
b) Branding
c) Iron Mask
d) Dog Collar
Answer:
Answer: d) Dog Collar

What was the punishment for stealing livestock in colonial Australia?
a) Transportation
b) Flogging
c) Cutting of ears
d) Branding
Answer:
Answer: d) Branding

Which punishment involved the convict being confined in a wooden structure with holes for the head and hands?
a) Pillory
b) Stocks
c) Wooden Collar
d) Iron Mask
Answer:
Answer: a) Pillory

What punishment was used for repeat offenders or for those attempting to escape multiple times?
a) Branding
b) Hard Labor
c) Exile to a penal colony
d) Death penalty
Answer:
Answer: c) Exile to a penal colony

Which punishment involved the convict’s head being shaved and a T tattooed on the forehead?
a) Branding
b) Pillory
c) Treadmill
d) Tattooing
Answer:
Answer: a) Branding

What was the punishment for assaulting a fellow convict or an officer?
a) Flogging
b) Cutting of ears
c) Imprisonment
d) Banishment
Answer:
Answer: a) Flogging

Which punishment involved forcing the convict to work on a wheel-like structure to grind grain?
a) Branding
b) Treadmill
c) Chain Gang
d) Stocks
Answer:
Answer: b) Treadmill

What punishment involved the convict’s hands being tied behind their back and attached to a rope passed over a beam?
a) Flogging
b) Whipping
c) Hanging
d) Hauling
Answer:
Answer: c) Hanging

Which punishment was a means of public humiliation where the convict’s ear was cut off?
a) Branding
b) Cutting of ears
c) Pillory
d) Ear tagging
Answer:
Answer: b) Cutting of ears

What was the punishment for forgery or fraudulent activities by a convict?
a) Transportation
b) Death penalty
c) Hard labor
d) Exile to a penal colony
Answer:
Answer: b) Death penalty

Which punishment involved placing the convict’s feet in wooden blocks and locking them in place?
a) Stocks
b) Iron Mask
c) Branding
d) Wooden Clogs
Answer:
Answer: a) Stocks

What was the punishment for speaking out against the authorities or causing public unrest?
a) Transportation
b) Flogging
c) Exile to a penal colony
d) Pillory
Answer:
Answer: d) Pillory

Which punishment involved making the convict perform hard physical labor without pay?
a) Banishment
b) Hard Labor
c) Treadmill
d) Chain Gang
Answer:
Answer: b) Hard Labor

What was the punishment for a convict caught attempting to murder someone?
a) Death penalty
b) Branding
c) Flogging
d) Iron Mask
Answer:
Answer: a) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being tied to a triangle-shaped frame and flogged?
a) Hanging
b) Whipping
c) Branding
d) Stocks
Answer:
Answer: b) Whipping

What was the punishment for a female convict caught stealing clothes?
a) Branding
b) Transportation
c) Cutting of ears
d) Hard Labor
Answer:
Answer: d) Hard Labor

Which punishment involved the convict being publicly displayed in a wooden framework with holes for their head and hands?
a) Stocks
b) Iron Mask
c) Pillory
d) Wooden Collar
Answer:
Answer: c) Pillory

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of theft of food or provisions?
a) Flogging
b) Transportation
c) Cutting of ears
d) Chain Gang
Answer:
Answer: a) Flogging

Which punishment involved the convict being forced to wear an iron mask that limited their ability to eat or speak?
a) Pillory
b) Iron Mask
c) Branding
d) Mouth clamp
Answer:
Answer: b) Iron Mask

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of rebellion or mutiny?
a) Transportation
b) Flogging
c) Death penalty
d) Exile to a penal colony
Answer:
Answer: c) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being forced to carry a heavy log or ball and chain while working?
a) Chain Gang
b) Hard Labor
c) Iron Collar
d) Treadmill
Answer:
Answer: a) Chain Gang

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of arson?
a) Flogging
b) Transportation
c) Death penalty
d) Branding
Answer:
Answer: c) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being forced to walk on a rotating step wheel?
a) Chain Gang
b) Treadmill
c) Iron Mask
d) Stocks
Answer:
Answer: b) Treadmill

What was the punishment for a convict guilty of desertion from the military?
a) Branding
b) Transportation
c) Flogging
d) Cutting of ears
Answer:
Answer: b) Transportation

Which punishment involved the convict being tied to a wooden frame and subjected to public ridicule?
a) Pillory
b) Stocks
c) Hanging
d) Iron Mask
Answer:
Answer: a) Pillory

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of piracy?
a) Flogging
b) Transportation
c) Death penalty
d) Branding
Answer:
Answer: c) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being placed in a wooden structure with holes for the head and hands for a specified duration?
a) Branding
b) Iron Mask
c) Stocks
d) Pillory
Answer:
Answer: c) Stocks

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of theft of government property?
a) Flogging
b) Transportation
c) Branding
d) Hard Labor
Answer:
Answer: d) Hard Labor

Which punishment involved the convict’s body being marked with a hot iron to indicate their crime?
a) Cutting of ears
b) Branding
c) Pillory
d) Iron Mask
Answer:
Answer: b) Branding

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of treason?
a) Death penalty
b) Transportation
c) Flogging
d) Exile to a penal colony
Answer:
Answer: a) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being publicly displayed with their hands and head restrained in a wooden structure?
a) Iron Mask
b) Stocks
c) Pillory
d) Chain Gang
Answer:
Answer: c) Pillory

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of murder?
a) Flogging
b) Transportation
c) Death penalty
d) Branding
Answer:
Answer: c) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being forced to carry a heavy load attached to a wooden or metal structure around their neck?
a) Chain Gang
b) Iron Mask
c) Branding
d) Wooden Collar
Answer:
Answer: d) Wooden Collar

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of espionage?
a) Death penalty
b) Transportation
c) Flogging
d) Branding
Answer:
Answer: a) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being placed in a wooden structure with holes for their hands and head and displayed in public?
a) Pillory
b) Iron Mask
c) Stocks
d) Wooden Collar
Answer:
Answer: a) Pillory

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of assault with intent to kill?
a) Death penalty
b) Transportation
c) Flogging
d) Branding
Answer:
Answer: a) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being forced to walk on a continuous pathway of steps?
a) Chain Gang
b) Treadmill
c) Iron Mask
d) Stocks
Answer:
Answer: b) Treadmill

What was the punishment for a convict found guilty of inciting a riot or rebellion?
a) Transportation
b) Flogging
c) Death penalty
d) Branding
Answer:
Answer: c) Death penalty

Which punishment involved the convict being shackled together and made to work in unison?
a) Chain Gang
b) Iron Mask
c) Pillory
d) Wooden Collar
Answer:
Answer: a) Chain Gang

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