Aye Matey Pirate Quiz

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Pirate Quizzes & Trivia

Tales of old Cape Cod aren't complete without references to pirates and pirate treasure. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of all things having to do with pirates! (Sources: Cape Cod Times archives, www. Capecodtravel. Com)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was International Talk like a Pirate Day created?
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1975

    • C. 

      1985

    • D. 

      1995

  • 2. 
    How old was young John King when he became a pirate in 1717?
    • A. 

      Eight

    • B. 

      Ten

    • C. 

      Twelve

    • D. 

      Thirteen

  • 3. 
    When was the golden age of pirates?
    • A. 

      Early 1500s through the late 1500s

    • B. 

      Late 1500s through the early 1600s

    • C. 

      Late 1600s through the early 1700s

    • D. 

      Late 1700s through the early 1800s

  • 4. 
    What Eastham beauty did Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy woo?
    • A. 

      Maria Hallett

    • B. 

      Hannah Mayo

    • C. 

      Mercy Prince

    • D. 

      Apphyah Banges

  • 5. 
    Who found the wreck of the Whydah, Capt. "Black Sam" Bellamy's ship?
    • A. 

      Charles Beeker

    • B. 

      John Foster

    • C. 

      Fred Stonehouse

    • D. 

      Barry Clifford

  • 6. 
    What were mooncussers?
    • A. 

      Pirates who looted ships

    • B. 

      Scoundrels who wrecked, then plundered ships

    • C. 

      People who made moonshine whisky

    • D. 

      Folks who swear at the moon

  • 7. 
    Are there modern pirates?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    What children's author has written about female pirates?
    • A. 

      Natalie Babbitt

    • B. 

      Jane Yolen

    • C. 

      Patricia MacLachlan

    • D. 

      Laurie Halse Anderson

  • 9. 
    Was "walking the plank" a real pirate tradition?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Where was William "Captain" Kidd born?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Wales

    • C. 

      Scotland

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 11. 
    What pirate was featured in a famous children's book?
    • A. 

      Captain Hook

    • B. 

      Captain Kidd

    • C. 

      Captain Bellamy

    • D. 

      Blackbeard

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