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The Old Bailey Quiz

A brief introduction to this iconic symbol of British legal history. 10 Questions.

 
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The Old Bailey is the popular name given to which London law court?

  • London Assizes
  • Central Criminal Court
  • City of London Courts
  • HM High Court of Justice

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The Old Bailey is built on the site of which previous London gaol?

  • Ludgate
  • Marshalsea
  • Fleet
  • Newgate

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History of the Old Bailey dates back to the 17th century, but the present building was built in 1902 (opened 1907), by which English architect?

  • Edward William Mountford
  • Basil Champneys
  • Edward Ould
  • Robert Rippon Duke

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Which river flows in the bowels of the Old Bailey?

  • River Tyburn
  • River Westbourne
  • River Fleet
  • River Walbrook

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The figure of which ancient Greek Titaness stands atop the Old Bailey's dome and is more commonly known as 'The Figure Of Justice'?

  • Mnemosyne
  • Theia
  • Leto
  • Themis

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What is the approximate weight of the Old Bailey's 'Figure Of Justice'?

  • 12 tons
  • 22 tons
  • 28 tons
  • 36 tons

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The galleries of how many Old Bailey courts are accessible to the public?

  • 18
  • 14
  • 12
  • 6

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What was the approximate weight of a standard set of manacles worn by male prisoners, in the Old Bailey?

  • 3 - 4 pounds
  • 6 - 8 pounds
  • 8 - 9 pounds
  • 10 - 12 pounds

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Apart from its 18 courts, the Old Bailey also boasts how many cells?

  • 102
  • 74
  • 53
  • 48

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What is peculiar about the arches along the Old Bailey's famous 'Dead Man's Walk'?

  • They are made of differing materials
  • They have death masks on the keystones
  • Retreat is prevented by iron spikes
  • They decrease in size along their length

 

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