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Question 1: Apart from Falstaff, the most famous highwayman in English drama is Captain Macheath, hero of ________'s 18th-century ballad opera The Beggar's Opera.
Alexander PopeAmbrose PhilipsRobert WalpoleJohn Gay

Question 2: Hounslow Heath was a favorite haunt: it was crossed by the roads to Bath and ________.
PlymouthExeterDevonBristol

Question 3: In Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 ________ is a highwayman, and part of the action of the play concerns a robbery committed by him and his companions.
Henry V (play)FalstaffWilliam ShakespeareHenry VI, Part 1

Question 4: In the 20th century the handsome highwayman became a stock character in historical love romances, including books by Baroness Orczy and ________.
Georgette HeyerRomance novelNovelAgatha Christie

Question 5: Monty Python sent up the highwayman legends in the Dennis Moore sketch in Episode 37 of Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which ________ played the titular criminal who stole only lupins.
Eric IdleMichael PalinGraham ChapmanJohn Cleese

Question 6: The word highwayman is first attested from the year 1617;[2] other euphemisms included "knights of the road" and "gentlemen of the road." In the 19th century ________, highwaymen were known as road agents.
Southwestern United StatesWestern United StatesNorthwestern United StatesMidwestern United States

Question 7: The penalty for robbery with violence was ________, and most notorious highwaymen ended on the gallows.
Capital punishmentCapital punishment in the United KingdomHangingCapital punishment in the United States

Question 8: In the later 19th century highwaymen such as ________ were the heroes of a number of 'penny dreadfuls', stories for boys published in serial form.
Dick TurpinWoodford, LondonChingfordCroydon

Question 9: [4] The most famous English robber hero is the legendary medieval outlaw ________.
Maid MarianRobin HoodFriar TuckWill Scarlet

Question 10: A greater use of ________, more traceable than gold coins, also made life more difficult for robbers.
Polymer banknoteUnited StatesBanknoteUnited Kingdom







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