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Pirates: Fact and Fiction (Grade 7)

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Pirates: Fact and Fiction

People who rob ships or coastal areas are called                .
  1. privateers
  2. brigands
  3. bandits
  4. pirates
The first documented pirates were the "Sea Peoples" in the Mediterranean Sea in the 14th century BCE.
  1. True
  2. False
Medieval Vikings were pirates.
  1. True
  2. False
French privateers were called                                      .
Before it became a term for a pirate, the word "buccaneer" was used for hunters of wild boars and smokers of their meat on the islands of Tortuga and Hispaniola.
  1. True
  2. False
The Barbary Pirates raided Iceland.
  1. True
  2. False
What are two of the four modern-day countries that made up the Barbary Coast?

In 1794, the United States signed treaties with the Barbary States agreeing to pay them tribute.
  1. True
  2. False
What makes a privateer different from a pirate?

Port Royal, Jamaica, was a safe haven for pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  1. True
  2. False
The "Spanish Main" was the term used for the area of ocean patrolled by Spanish pirates.
  1. True
  2. False
Piracy in the Caribbean developed mainly in response to the amount of gold and silver being shipped from the Spanish colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
Many pirates were unemployed soldiers.
  1. True
  2. False
Henry Morgan was a Dutch pirate.
  1. True
  2. False
In addition to exploring, Francis Drake was also a                .
  1. priest
  2. artisan
  3. privateer
  4. merchant
French buccaneers used which island as their base?
  1. Saint Martin
  2. Puerto Rico
  3. Tortuga
  4. Cuba
Captain Kidd buried his treasure on Oak Island.
  1. True
  2. False
The Oak Island "Money Pit" is probably a natural sinkhole.
  1. True
  2. False
Edward Teach was the pirate                .
  1. Captain Kidd
  2. Calico Jack
  3. Blackbeard
  4. Barbarossa
There is no documentation showing that Blackbeard every actually harmed his captives.
  1. True
  2. False
All "Jolly Roger" flags had a skull and crossbones.
  1. True
  2. False
Burying treasure was a common practice among pirates.
  1. True
  2. False

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