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How Much Do You Know About Pirate Ships and Weapons?
by Maria Trimarchi

Rumor has it that piracy has been around as long as people have been on the water, and there's good evidence to prove that. But, when it comes to these swashbuckling rogues, it is the Golden Age of Piracy that most people are thinking about. 

The Golden Age of Piracy is an era that lasted from about 1650 to 1730 and followed the riches coming from gold mining and pillaging of Central and South America as well as the newfound riches of sugar plantations of Caribbean islands and nations. There have been few times in the history of the world that so much wealth in the form of valuables like gold, silver, jewels, and artifacts were transported by sea and you can bet pirates such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and Captain Kidd took advantage. 

But this quiz isn't just about real-life pirates. One of the reasons the cutthroats of piracy is so enchanting today, and that is as much a part of the legend, myth, and story-telling of fiction. From books such as "Treasure Island" to TV series such as "Black Sails," the legend lives on. 

So, Avast, ye, scum dogs! Take this quiz and test your worth on pirate ships and weapons. Otherwise, it might be the plank for ye. 

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