International Talk Like A Pirate Day Super Fun Time Trivia Quiz!

Yar! Here be a quiz I mean to be handin’ out during Splash! Splash, in case yer a scurvy landlubber what don’t know, be an event where a crew of high schoolers sail to the college, where we’re to be teachin’ them classes on whatever we feels like. I mean to teach a class on pirates! I’ll be givin out plunder (in the form of candy) to whatever swabs be gettin’ these questions right, and any who don’t, walk the plank! I got no candy to be handin’ out to the likes of ye, but I can pay ye in EvilBucks.

No cheatin’.

True or false:

True or false:

Pirates made their prisoners walk the plank.

T

F

Pirates commonly buried their treasure and came back for it later.

T

F

Pirates flew black flags with the skull and crossbones.

T

F

Pirates “sacked” towns by invading them and stealing from the people who lived there.

T

F

Piracy started in the Caribbean.

T

F

There were no female pirates.

T

F

“Pirate codes” governed behavior on pirate ships.

T

F

There are no pirates today.

T

F

Real pirate, or not?

Bart Roberts

Pirate

Not

Blackbeard

Pirate

Not

Bluebeard

Pirate

Not

Redbeard

Pirate

Not

Barbarossa

Pirate

Not

Captain Jack Sparrow

Pirate

Not

Captain Kidd

Pirate

Not

Captain Hook

Pirate

Not

Long John Silver

Pirate

Not

Tom Ayrton

Pirate

Not

Guybrush Threepwood

Pirate

Not

Zheng Yi Sao

Pirate

Not

François l’Olonnais

Pirate

Not

Define the following terms:

  • Pirate
  • Privateer
  • Buccaneer
  • Corsair
  • Letter of Marque
  • Keelhaul
  • Amnesty
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One response to “International Talk Like A Pirate Day Super Fun Time Trivia Quiz!

  1. Aye! Avast!

    I’ll have a go at answerin’ yer inequery:

    False
    False
    True
    True (sometimes, and depending on who you considered a pirate)
    False
    False
    True
    False (manifestly so)

    Real
    Real
    Nope
    Real
    Real
    Unfortunately Not
    Heck yes
    Nope
    Nope
    Sure
    Nope
    Sure
    Nope

    Pirate = one who raids/captures ships for personal profit
    Privateer = one who is authorized by a nation to attack/capture ships of that nation’s enemy
    Buccaneer = Specifically Caribbean pirate
    Corsair = Pirate of some Mediterranean locality
    Letter of Marque = document authorizing a privateer
    Keelhaul = what you do to drunken sailors ’till they’re sober, ear-lye in the mornin’.
    Amnesty = a promise to not legally prosecute [a pirate] if the offender turns theirself in.

    *goes to look up the potential pirate names he doesn’t know*

    “Shiver my timbers, shiver my sails
    Dead men tell no tales!”

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