A Pirate Quiz

Although modern pirates have exchanged their picturesque sailing vessels for high-octane motorboats, swashbuckling swords for frighteningly efficient assault weapons, the non-pirate's uneasy fascination with these paradoxically romantic characters remains robust as ever. How much do you know about the pirates of yore? A substantial portion of this material comes courtesy of David Cordingly's Under the Black Flag, which is a quick, yet captivating, read separating the glamorous myth about pirates from the grotesque reality. Heave to, drop sail and weigh anchor me hearties...a pirate quiz it be.

1 of 12
Which famous pirate was the first ship commander to successfully circumnavigate the world?
Black Bart
Blackbeard
Henry Morgan
Francis Drake
2 of 12
What was the name of "One-Eyed" Willy's pirate ship in The Goonies?
Inferno
El Muerto
The Black Pearl
Nebuchadnezzar
3 of 12
What ruthless, tyrannical pirate did Captain Hook purportedly sail under in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan?
Calico Jack
Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts
Blackbeard
Captain Kidd
4 of 12
What is the technical term for the black flag featuring the skull and crossbones that has become inextricably linked with pirate lore?
The Death's Head Flag
The Ruse de Guerre
The Bleeding Heart
The Jolly Roger
5 of 12
What name did pirates give to ships they successfully managed to sack?
Prize
Gift
Gam
Tack
6 of 12
Which Caribbean port city was largely destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake in June of 1692, leaving a hefty contingent of pirates to find another refuge and base of operations?
Tortuga
Portobello
Port Royal
Havana
7 of 12
The modern dollar sign ($) is derived from symbols that appeared on which infamous manner of pirate currency?
Doubloons
Ducats
Escudos
Pieces of eight
8 of 12
What was the name of the ship that Jim Hawkins, Captain Alexander Smollett and Long John Silver sail aboard in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate story Treasure Island?
The Pequod
The Hispaniola
The Beagle
The Black Spot
9 of 12
Which Romantic poet in 1814 penned an epic poem entitled "The Corsair," which was wildly popular in its time and partially responsible for the radically idealized and much-glamorized pirate lifestyle commonly presented to audiences today in films and television shows?
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Lord Byron
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
John Keats
10 of 12
Which of the following types of pirate was officially licensed by a sovereign nation to raid and seize goods carried by the ships of "hostile" nations?
Privateer
Buccaneer
Corsair
Buckaroo
11 of 12
What is the contemporary name for the Caribbean island 16th-Century pirates referred to as Hispaniola?
Jamaica
Cuba
Haiti
Puerto Rico
12 of 12
Was walking the plank a standard method of dispensing justice or executing combatants on board a pirate ship?
Yes
No