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Pirates

written by: Eve
 
How much do you know about famous pirates and the history of piracy?

Question 1:


What was the nickname of Edward Teach, the notorious English pirate who was active in the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic during the Golden Age of Piracy?
Barbarossa
Calico Jack
Black Bart
Blackbeard

Question 2:


What English pirate captain employed in his crew the only two female pirates of the Golden Age of Piracy – Anne Bonny and Mary Read?
Calico Jack (Jack Rackham)
Henry Morgan
Bartholomew Sharp
Black Bart

Question 3:


What term is applied to pirate flags which often featured skeletons, daggers, cutlasses, skulls and crossbones?
Jolly Rider
Jolly Roger
Horrible Roger
Jolly Jack

Question 4:


Who wrote the adventure novel Treasure Island which tells the story of pirates and buried gold?
Rafael Sabatini
Robert Louis Stevenson
Emilio Salgari
Jules Verne

Question 5:


Hayreddin Pasha, a Turkish pirate, who dominated the Mediterranean for decades, was nicknamed Barbarossa. What is the meaning of his nickname?
black beard
red eye
red beard
red nose

Question 6:


This sea captain, privateer and politician of the Elizabethan era was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He was respected as a hero by the English, but Spaniards considered him a pirate.
Henry Morgan
Francis Drake
Horatio Nelson
Edward Teach

Question 7:


The city of Port Royal, known for Gallows Point where many pirates were executed, is located on what Caribbean Island?
Cuba
Bermuda
Hispaniola
Jamaica

Question 8:


This Barbadian landowner, sometimes called "the gentleman pirate", bought a sailing vessel and decided to turn to piracy because of marital problems.
Edward Teach
Henry Morgan
Stede Bonnet
Calico Jack

Question 9:


What author created fictional character Peter Blood whose exploits are reportedly based on the piratical exploits of Henry Morgan?
Jonathan Swift
Emilio Salgari
Rafael Sabatini
Emilio Salgari

Question 10:


What English pirate pioneered the route which became known as the Pirate Round?
Grace O'Malley
Bartholomew Roberts
Barbarossa
Thomas Tew

 


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