History Quiz: Pirates

Guess the answers to these questions about piracy throughout history.
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Last updated: November 27, 2020
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1. Which pirates' intact body was not gibbeted after death?
Calico Jack
Captain Kidd
His body was thrown into an inlet and his head was hung from the mast of Robert Maynard's ship (he was the one who killed him).
2. Hayreddin Barbarossa, formerly a corsair, became the Kapudan Pasha or Grand Admiral under which Ottoman sultan?
Suleiman the Magnificent
Selim the Resolute
Mehmed the Conqueror
While a corsair, Hayreddin (serving under his elder brother Oruç Reis) helped to capture Algiers in Spain. Later, while he was the Kapudan Pasha, he led an Ottoman embassy to France, which helped create an alliance between the two nations. He also conquered Tunis and achieved a decisive vistory over the Holy League, an alliance of Christian states consisting of the Papal States, Republic of Venice, Maltese Knights and Spain.
3. Which ruler of Pharos plundered cities in the Cyclades and Peloponnese during the Illyrian Wars?
This broke a treaty with the Romans, who later expelled him from Pharos.
4. Which privateer was the first British navigator to circumnavigate the globe?
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Henry Morgan
The journey took place between 1577-80. His was the second circumnavigation of the world, after Magellan's, but he was the first to complete the voyage as captain while leading the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation (since Magellan died during the first circumnavigation).
5. Which of these women was a pirate?
Xiaozhuang Wen
Lv Zhi
Ching Shih
The other two were empresses.
6. Which of these was a real sailing route?
Pirate Round
Pirate Strait
Pirate's Rush
It began in the western Atlantic, rounded the southern tip of Africa, stopped at Madagascar and ended at locations such as Yemen and India. It got its name from the fact that it was followed by pirates, who were mostly English.
7. Pirates from which modern country raided the coastlines of China and Korea between the 4th and 16th centuries?
They were known as Wokou.
8. Which of these leagues had to contend with pirates?
The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive conferedation of merchant guilds and market towns along the Baltic and North Sea coasts in Northwestern and Central Europe. There was a lot of pirate activity in the Baltic between 8th and 14th centuries, and pirates caused problems for trade between the members of the league.
9. Which of these singers had a name similar to a real pirate (only one letter different)?
James Brown
Dean Martin
Chris Cornell
James Browne was a Scottish pirate and privateer who was active in the Caribbean.
10. Where did the Barbary pirates not take slaves from?
Southern England
Barbary pirates operated out of North Africa, and sold slaves into the Arab slave trade. They took slaves from various European coastlines as well as West Africa.
11. Who was born after 1600?
Sir James Lancaster
François l'Olonnais
He was born in 1630.
12. Which of these ships is fictional?
The Hispaniola is the ship featured in Treasure Island. The Fancy was Henry Every's ship and the Whydah Gally was Samuel Bellamy's.
13. Which of these did not appear on either of Black Bart's flags?
A chest
An hourglass
Bartholomew Roberts' (his real name) first flag had him and Death holding up an hourglass. The second had him holding a cutlass and standing on two skulls, one representing a Barbarian (ABH) and the other a Martiniquian (AMH), with letters underneath revealing their identities.
14. Which part of the world did the pirate Chen Zuyi terrorise?
Yellow Sea
Southeast Asia
He was a Chinese pirate who ruled Palembang and raided the Strait of Malacca, attacking native and foreign merchants. He was eventually defeated by the Ming dynasty Admiral Zheng He at the Battle of Palembang in 1407.
15. Which British monarch did Grace O'Malley meet?
Henry VIII
James I
Elizabeth I
Grace O'Malley, or Gráinne Ní Mháille, was a lord of the Ó Máille dynasty in the west of Ireland who spent a lot of time at sea, attacking ships, among other things. She met Queen Elizabeth I to request for her brothers to be released, after they had been captured by the English governor of Connacht (the province where she and her clan lived), Sir Richard Bingham.
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