Tuesday Treasure Trivia

Each Tuesday we’ll be testing your pirate knowledge in celebration of this year’s play. Here’s the next installment…good luck!

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The so-called “Golden Age of Piracy” lasted from about 1700 to 1725. During this time, thousands of men turned to piracy as a way to make a living. It is known as the “Golden Age” because conditions were perfect for pirates to flourish, and many of the individuals we associate with piracy, such as Blackbeard, “Calico Jack” Rackham or “Black Bart” Roberts, were active during this time. Which of the following facts is true?

  • Pirates almost always buried treasure to keep it safe.
  • Some of the most famous pirates were actually women.
  • Pirating occurred only in the Caribbean.

 

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Tuesday Treasure Trivia

Instead of a history lesson this Tuesday, we’re going to test your knowledge of pirate lingo…arrr!.  We can’t wait to hear some of these expressions in the upcoming show! Good Luck!

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What is the meaning for each of the following expressions (don’t worry, we’re helping you out…one of the three choices after each word is the correct answer):

  • Avast: “There it is…”, “Stop”, “Overboard!”
  • All Sewn Up: All finished, New attire, Mended after battle
  • Bilge Rat: The lowest level of pirate, a common term of abuse, rats that lived in the bottom of the ships
  • The Captain Is Not at Home: the Captain has had too much grog, the ship has run out of money, the crew has killed the Captain
  • Davy Jones’ Locker: A place to store treasure, bottom of the sea, a famous pirate pub
  • Deep Six: to throw something out, a pirate game to pass time, the sleeping quarters of the ship
  • Figurehead: the leader of the pirate crew, an ornamental device, a parrot
  • Hornswaggle: to tell jokes, to cheat, to get sea sick
  • Lubber: an unskilled man, the pirate whose job it was to clean the ship, the pirate in charge of the money.
  • Run a Rig: to travel in shallow water, to to play a trick, to quickly change course
  • Sea Legs: one who is able to swim well, the ability to walk steadily on the deck of a ship, a pirate who is able to climb rigging.
  • Swashbuckler: a well dressed pirate, the deck hand, a swindler

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Tuesday Treasure Trivia

Each Tuesday we’ll be testing your pirate knowledge in celebration of this year’s play.  Here’s the next installment…good luck!

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Pirates had strict rules aboard their vessels and anyone violating the rules was subject to barbaric pirate reprimand. They had many punishments aboard ship, but which of these is not believed to have been a real punishment used by pirates?

  • Cat o’nine tails
  • Marooning
  • Walking the Plank
  • Keelhauling

 

Check the answer here!

Tuesday Treasure Trivia

Each Tuesday we’ll be testing your pirate knowledge in celebration of this year’s play.  Here’s the next installment…good luck!

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Which Caribbean port city was largely destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake in June of 1692, leaving a hefty contingent of pirates to find another refuge and base of operations?

  • Havana, Cuba
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Port Royal, Jamaica
  • Santiago, Cuba

Check the answer here!

Tuesday Treasure Trivia

Each Tuesday we’ll be testing your pirate knowledge in celebration of this year’s play.  Here’s the next installment…good luck!

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William Kidd (seen above in red) was the most famous of this type of pirate.

Which of the following types of pirate was officially licensed by a sovereign nation to raid and seize goods carried by the ships of “hostile” nations?

  • Buckaroo
  • Privateer
  • Goodfellow
  • Buccaneer

Check the answer here!

Tuesday Treasure Trivia

Each Tuesday we’ll be testing your pirate knowledge in celebration of this year’s play.  Here’s the first installment…good luck!

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Given this is your first crack at proving your pirate knowledge, we’ll start with an easy one…

What is the technical term for the black flag featuring the skull and crossbones that has become inextricably linked with pirate lore?

  • The Jolly Johnny
  • The Pirate Plunder
  • The Jolly Roger
  • The Johnny Cash

Check the answer here!

The Shady Shark Is About To Set Sail

Yo ho ho! Pack up your peg leg and join Captain Will Plunder and his crew aboard the Shady Shark pirate ship as they roam the high seas (and some of the medium size rivers too). Always on the lookout for booty, these sea skunks discover a chest filled with treasure from a sunken ship, the likes of which they’ve never seen before. But unbeknownst to them, the villainous Noah Trick and his wife Anita Trick have their own plans to get their hands on the priceless treasure. Avast and ahoy! Will the band of bold pirates who loot for a living be hoodwinked by underhanded hoodlums? Is pirateering really half physical and 90% mental? And how is snail mail delivered to a pirate ship? Don’t be left up a tree without a paddle. Plan to get your tickets soon to “It’s a Plunderful Life”!