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Pirates!

written by: Aeria
 
The image of pirates has been heavily adorned by books and films. Take the quiz and see what real pirates were like.

Question 1:


The oldest clear definition of piracy was given by the Greek historian Plutarch, around this time.
100 AD
1000 BC
140 BC
200 BC

Question 2:


These establishments sometimes allowed pirates to represent them at times of war.
State Marines
Governments
States
Municipalities

Question 3:


This is the name of the pirate flag. The origins of the name are not clear, but the skull and crossbones motif first appeared around 1700.
Funny Ringo
Merry Jack
Jolly Roger
Happy Joe

Question 4:


Pirates did not actually have parrots as pets, it is a myth.
False
True

Question 5:


It was a popular belief among pirates that a woman aboard the ship brings bad luck. That is why before becoming a pirate, this woman had to disguise herself as a man.
Norma Rae Webster
Atticus Finch
Ellen Ripley
Anne Bonny

Question 6:


Pirates who operated in the Caribbean were called this. They were authorized by their governments to attack shipping lines of Christian countries.
Corsairs
Buccaneers
Crusaders
Privateers

Question 7:


These pirates preyed upon cattle and pigs in the areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Their name comes from the French word for outdoor roast or barbecue.
Buccaneers
Corsairs
Modern Pirates
Privateers

Question 8:


This is straight out of the Pirate Code of Conduct. A pirate found stealing from another member of crew will be punished in this manner.
He shall be expelled from the ship
He shall be left on a deserted island
He shall be given to rival pirates
He shall be marooned or shot

Question 9:


Pirates were squanderers and didn't have much money to bury. So the idea of a buried treasure is a romantic one, initiated by "Treasure Island". However, this pirate was known for burying his money.
Captain Kidd
Thomas Jones
Francis Drake
Samuel Bellamy

Question 10:


When pirates were caught, they were brought to trial and sentenced to death by hanging. The hanging was referred to as this.
The heavenly call
Jolly Roger
Hopping on the rope
Dancing the hempen jig

 


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