A Pirate Quiz

Although modern pirates have exchanged their picturesque sailing vessels for high-octane motorboats, swashbuckling swords for frighteningly efficient assault weapons, the non-pirate's uneasy fascination with these paradoxically romantic characters remains robust as ever. How much do you know about the pirates of yore? A substantial portion of this material comes courtesy of David Cordingly's Under the Black Flag, which is a quick, yet captivating, read separating the glamorous myth about pirates from the grotesque reality. Heave to, drop sail and weigh anchor me hearties...a pirate quiz it be.

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