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What type of cannon moves easily left and right?

A swivel cannon.

3

What was the name of Long John Silver's parrot?

Captain Flint.

4

Who is the main character in 'Treasure Island'?

Jim Hawkins.

5

What gave pirates permission to be a pirate?

A letter of marque.

6

What did you call a pirate with a letter of marque?

A privateer.

7

Whose flag was the skull and crossbones?

Edward England.

8

Whose flag was the skull and crossed cutlasses?

Captain Jack Rackam.

9

What Captain Jack Rackam's nickname?

'Calico' Jack.

10

What did a pirate's red flag mean?

'No Quarter'; everyone would be killed on your ship.

11

What colours were most pirates' flags?

Black, white and red.

12

What was the nickname for a pirate flag?

The 'Jolly Roger'.

13

What was a 'dubloon'?

It was a Spanish gold coin.

14

Which pirate captains had Long John Silver sailed with?

"First with England, then with Flint; that's my story."

15

Why did pirates dock their ships in Jamaica?

Because the British did not arrest pirates.

16

Who was the most famous British privateer?

Sir Francis Drake.

17

How was Edward Teach better known?

Blackbeard.

18

What did Blackbeard do to his beard and hair?

He put burning fuses in it, so it smoked.

19

Where did most pirates sail?

The Caribbean.

20

What were 'pieces of eight'?

They were Spanish dollars (pesos de ocho); they were coins made of silver.

21

What colour are rubies?

Red or pink.

22

What colour are sapphires?

Any colour except red or pink.

23

What colour are emeralds?

Green.

24

What was the name of Blackbeard's ship?

The Queen Anne's Revenge.

25

What was the name of Edward England's ship?

The Pearl.

26

What was the name of Captain Flint's ship?

The Walrus.

27

What was the name of the ship in 'Treasure Island'?

The Hispaniola.

28

Who had been marooned on 'Treasure Island'?

Ben Gunn.

29

What is it called if you are left on an island?

You are 'marooned'.

30

What sword did pirates prefer?

The cutlass.

31

What is a dirk?

It is a small dagger.

32

Who sits in the 'crow's nest'?

The lookout.

33

What does a lookout shout when they spot land?

"Land Ho!"

34

What is the name of Ben Gunn's small boat?

It is a coracle.

35

Why did Blackbeard make his hair smoke?

So he looked very scary and people would give up without a fight.

36

Whose flag was a skull with an eyepatch over crossed bones?

Sir Henry Morgan.

37

What did Jim Hawkins' map say by the red cross?

"Bulk of treasure here."

38

What was the name of the small island at the south of 'Treasure Island'?

Skeleton Island.

39

Why did pirates keep parrots and monkeys as pets?

To show they had been to lots of places.

40

What was the name of the blind pirate in 'Treasure Island'?

Blind Pugh.

41

Blackbeard's first mate gave his name to which 'Treasure Island' pirate?

Israel Hands.

42

What did pirates do to improve their eyesight (it didn't work)?

They pierced their ears.

43

Who did pirates mean when they spoke of 'Davy Jones'?

The devil.

44

What did "Davy Jones' locker" mean to a pirate?

Hell.

45

What type of ship was a galley?

It had oars rather than sails.

46

How did the famous Barbarossa brothers get their name?

Barbarossa means 'red beard'.

47

Where did pirates with one leg often work on ship?

As ships' cooks.

48

What were ships' cooks often called?

Barbecue.