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Question 1: During the ________ in 1780 Fleet Prison was again destroyed and rebuilt in 1781-1782.
ScotlandIrelandIrish peopleGordon Riots

Question 2: During the 18th century, Fleet Prison was mainly used for debtors and ________.
Consumer debtBankruptcyInsolvencyBond (finance)

Question 3: It came into particular prominence from being used as a place of reception for persons committed by the Star Chamber, and, afterwards, for debtors and persons imprisoned for contempt of court by the ________.
Lord ChancellorCourt of ChanceryOliver CromwellMaster of the Rolls

Question 4: Samuel Pickwick - protagonist of ________'s The Pickwick Papers, who is imprisoned in the Fleet for refusing to pay fines stemming from a breach of promise suit brought against him by Mrs.
A Christmas CarolEbenezer ScroogeLittle DorritCharles Dickens

Question 5: ________ - a notable Elizabethan poet, imprisoned along with the priest who married him and the man who witnessed the match until it was proven that his wedding to Anne Donne was legal and valid.
English literatureJohn DonneThomas MoreEngland

Question 6: ________ - 18th century fighter for the freedom of speech in Great Britain
EnglandDeismLondonJohn Cleland

Question 7: He was committed to ________, and an act was passed to prevent his enjoying the office of warden.
MarshalseaNewgate PrisonFleet PrisonHorsemonger Lane Gaol

Question 8: It was built in 1197 and situated off what is now Farringdon Street, on the eastern bank of the ________ after which it was named.
WalbrookFarringdon RoadLondonRiver Fleet

Question 9: In 1381, during the Peasants' Revolt, it was destroyed, and in 1666, during the ________, it was burned down, but was rebuilt both times.
Great Fire of LondonHistory of LondonCity of LondonTower of London

Question 10: There were fees for turning keys or for taking irons off, and Fleet Prison had the highest fees in ________.
ScotlandWalesEnglandUnited Kingdom







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