Quiz: If You Can Get 10/15 On This, You Grew Up Sailing

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"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

Take this fun and easy quiz about boats, sailing, and the ocean to prove your knowledge of sailing. Are you a sailor?

 Jan 30, 2017
1 of 15Choose 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 Roger
Bone and Thugs
Dead Man's Chest
2 of 15Choose one!
What is a barge?
The junior commissioned officer
An admiral's boat
The bottom of the sea
3 of 15Choose one!
What is a coxswain?
A small boat
A captured slave
The one in charge in the absence of an officer
4 of 15Choose one!
What is a dead horse?
A sunken ship
Advance payment of wages
A horse that's dead
5 of 15Choose one!
Which of the following refers to a captain or commander's personal boat?
Java
Gig
Fathom
6 of 15Choose one!
What is a knee-knocker?
Any loose or untidy end of a line.
The coaming of a watertight door or bulkhead opening.
Seaman's term for one who does not go to sea.
7 of 15Choose one!
Which of the following terms refer to as a practical joke pulled on inexperienced crew members?
Lucky Bag
Mail Buoy Watch
Pirate's Pick
8 of 15Choose one!
What does OOD stand for?
Officiant of the Day
Officer of the Deck
Official Ode of the Day
9 of 15Choose one!
What do you call the short heavy topcoat worn by seafarers in cold weather?
Shearling Lined Coat
Bomber coat
Peacoat
10 of 15Choose one!
When someone says, "show a leg!" they mean...
Prepare for battle!
Wake up!
Dinner is served!
11 of 15Choose one!
When sailors spin yarns, what are they doing?
Telling stories
Making protective clothing
Retracing steps
12 of 15Choose one!
A compass points...
South
West
North
13 of 15Choose one!
What are bulkheads?
Partition separating portions of a ship
The room where the anchor is kept
Ship's flag
14 of 15Choose one!
Which of the following terms refer to a note?
Bumboat
Ensign
Chit
15 of 15Choose one!
Where is food prepared on the ship?
Galley
Flotilla
Dining Commons
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