Caribbean Pirates Trivia Quiz
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1. The rise of piracy
Caribbean sea piracy had its heyday in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Which of the following factors contributed most to the rise of piracy?
Your answer — A) Hugely popular ballads romanticizing pirate life — was incorrect.
For piracy to prosper, trained sailors were needed. During the periods of uneasy peace among the leading nations of Europe, many sailors joined pirate crews for lack of another available living.
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