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Pirates: Fact and Fiction (Grade 7)

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Pirates: Fact and Fiction

1. 
People who rob ships or coastal areas are called                .
  1. privateers
  2. brigands
  3. bandits
  4. pirates
2. 
The first documented pirates were the "Sea Peoples" in the Mediterranean Sea in the 14th century BCE.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Medieval Vikings were pirates.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
French privateers were called                                      .
5. 
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
6. 
The Barbary Pirates raided Iceland.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
What are two of the four modern-day countries that made up the Barbary Coast?



8. 
In 1794, the United States signed treaties with the Barbary States agreeing to pay them tribute.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
What makes a privateer different from a pirate?



10. 
Port Royal, Jamaica, was a safe haven for pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
The "Spanish Main" was the term used for the area of ocean patrolled by Spanish pirates.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
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
13. 
Many pirates were unemployed soldiers.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Henry Morgan was a Dutch pirate.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
In addition to exploring, Francis Drake was also a                .
  1. priest
  2. artisan
  3. privateer
  4. merchant
16. 
French buccaneers used which island as their base?
  1. Saint Martin
  2. Puerto Rico
  3. Tortuga
  4. Cuba
17. 
Captain Kidd buried his treasure on Oak Island.
  1. True
  2. False
18. 
The Oak Island "Money Pit" is probably a natural sinkhole.
  1. True
  2. False
19. 
Edward Teach was the pirate                .
  1. Captain Kidd
  2. Calico Jack
  3. Blackbeard
  4. Barbarossa
20. 
There is no documentation showing that Blackbeard every actually harmed his captives.
  1. True
  2. False
21. 
All "Jolly Roger" flags had a skull and crossbones.
  1. True
  2. False
22. 
Burying treasure was a common practice among pirates.
  1. True
  2. False

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