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Pirate Myths, Legends, & Superstitions

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  • 1. 
    What was a selkie?
    • A. 

      A half human-half whale creature

    • B. 

      A half human-half crab creature

    • C. 

      A half human-half seal creature

  • 2. 
    How large was the Kraken?
    • A. 

      200-300 feet in length.

    • B. 

      30-40 feet in length.

    • C. 

      100-150 feet in length.

  • 3. 
    Who started the myth of the "black spot"?
    • A. 

      Ted Elliot

    • B. 

      Terry Rossio

    • C. 

      Robert Louis

  • 4. 
    What kind of gull was said to be sent from the Mother-of-God?
    • A. 

      Sea gull

    • B. 

      Storm-petrel

    • C. 

      Albatross

  • 5. 
    It was bad luck to set sail on what day of the week?
    • A. 

      Sunday

    • B. 

      Wednesday

    • C. 

      Friday

  • 6. 
    Where was the only reported case of buried treasure hidden?
    • A. 

      Long Island, NY

    • B. 

      West coast of Haiti

    • C. 

      Cape of Good Hope

  • 7. 
    Which pirate was most often made out to be "larger than life" or more than he truly was?
    • A. 

      Black Beard

    • B. 

      Mary Read

    • C. 

      Captain Kidd

  • 8. 
    Hair and nails were thought to be offering to what goddesses?
    • A. 

      Athena

    • B. 

      Calypso

    • C. 

      Prosperpina