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Birching: Quiz


Question 1: Birching is a corporal punishment with a ________ rod, typically applied to the recipient's bare buttocks, although occasionally to the back and/or shoulders.
AlderBetula pendulaBirchOak

Question 2: [1] A hazel rod is particularly painful; a bundle of four or five hazel twigs was used in the 1960s and 1970s on the ________, the last jurisdiction in Europe to use birching as a judicial penalty.
JerseyRepublic of IrelandUnited KingdomIsle of Man

Question 3: It was the most common school and judicial punishment in ________ up to the mid-19th century, when caning gained increasing popularity.
EuropeEastern EuropeBalkansWestern Europe

Question 4: However, at ________ and schools of similar standing, the recipient was made to kneel on a special wooden block.
Wellington College, BerkshireLambrookEton CollegeSunningdale School

Question 5: Contrary to what the name suggests, a birch rod is not a single rod and is not necessarily made from ________ twigs, but can also be made from various other strong and smooth branches of trees or shrubs, such as willow.
BirchAlderBetula pendulaOak

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