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Blackbeard Quiz

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What was the true name of the pirate known as Blackbeard?
Miles DuPont
Edward Teach
Percival Updyke
Unknown

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Blackbeard originally hailed from what nation?
The Netherlans
Portugal
Spain
England

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Historians believe Blackbeard gained much of his naval experience working as a privateer for the British crown during what early 1700s war?
The Peridot War
The War of 1743
King Phillip's War
Queen Anne's War

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What is the name of the infamous pirate who Blackbeard learned under by commanding one of his vessels?
Benjamin Hornigold
Captain Kidd
Hector Baracchus
Michael O'Malley

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What is the name of the island of The Bahamas which became a hub for pirates like Blackbeard thanks to its shallows that wouldn't allow naval ships to enter without being beached?
Pelon's Heart
Uriah's Bay
Angola
New Providence

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What is the name of The Gentleman Pirate who Blackbeard sailed with for much of their early days of piracy and who swore revenge on Blackbeard after their ways parted unceremoniously?
Henry Oliphant
Robert Maynard
Stede Bonnet
Wesley Holst

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What was the name of Blackbeard's famous pirate ship?
The Wave Cutter
Queen Anne's Revenge
Avalon Crossing
The Fire and Brimstone

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Blackbeard spent portions of his pirating career evading the anti-pirate naval forces of what famous naval commander who also happened to be the man to save the real-life Robinson Crusoe?
Woodes Rogers
Kellian Gaurdall
Stephen Friedmont
Oscar Wierman

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Blackbeard and his fleet managed to successfully blockade the port of Charles Town which was a settlement in what modern-day American state?
South Carolina
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware

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What was the original name of Blackbeard's ship Queen Anne's Revenge?
The Undercarriage
The Blue Baron
La Concorde
Boheme Plas

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What is the name of the North Carolina island where Blackbeard died in battle?
Westermont Isle
Umbridge Island
Mosseye Isle
Ocracoke Island

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Which of the following peculiar facts about Blackbeard is true?
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He used his wealth to help build New York City.
He was the nephew of Queen Anne of England.
He would hide lit fuses in his beard to intimidate foes.
He would regularly eat the captains of vessels he captured.

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What was the name of the famous privateer whose crew hunted and killed Blackbeard?
Captain Kidd
Robert Maynard
Timothy McConnel
Ira Burnside

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Alexander Spotswood was the man who coordinated the effort to hunt and kill Blackbeard after his daring siege of Charles Town. Spotswood was the Lieutenant Governor of what American colony?
New York
New Jersey
Georgia
Virginia

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In order to collect the bounty on Blackbeard, Robert Maynard did which of the following unusual things?
He brought Blackbeard's head along as proof.
He shaved off Blackbeard's beard to bring it back.
He sailed Queen Anne's Revenge back into Charles Town where it was immediately fired upon.
He mummified Blackbeard to bring the body back preserved as evidence.

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