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Prison ship: Quiz


Question 1: The current president of the Nationalist political party Sinn Féin, ________, spent time on the Maidstone in 1972.
Peter Robinson (politician)Gerry AdamsGordon BrownNorthern Ireland Assembly

Question 2: ________ assembled a small fleet of ships in the Bay of Lubeck to hold concentration camp bound prisoners.
Axis powersNazi GermanyAdolf HitlerNazism

Question 3: These consisted of the passenger liners ________ and the SS Deutschland, and the vessels Thielbek and Athen.
Cap ArconaNo. 263 Squadron RAFMV Wilhelm GustloffHawker Typhoon

Question 4: In the early stages of Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables, Jean Valjean is a convict on the galleys at Toulon in ________.
CanadaFranceUnited KingdomItaly

Question 5: HMS Maidstone was used as a prison ship in Northern Ireland in the 1970s for suspected ________ guerrillas and non-combatant activist supporters held without trial.
Anti-nationalismLeft-wing nationalismNationalismFascism

Question 6: In fact, the prison ships were largely moored in the neighboring ________, but Dickens combined real elements to create fictional locations for his work.
MaidstoneTonbridge and MallingRiver MedwayKent

Question 7: During the ________, more Americans died as prisoners of war on British prison ships through intentional neglect than died in every battle of the war combined.
Invasion of Canada (1775)Military history of the United StatesNew York and New Jersey campaignAmerican Revolutionary War

Question 8: A typical British hulk, the former man-of-war HMS Bellerophon, was decommissioned after the ________ and became a prison ship in October 1815[17].
Trafalgar CampaignHoratio Nelson, 1st Viscount NelsonWar of the Third CoalitionBattle of Trafalgar

Question 9: Other hulks were anchored off Woolwich, Portsmouth, Chatham, ________, and Plymouth[5].

Question 10: ________ uses boats to ferry convicted criminals around the city.


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