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