Tall Ships Quiz

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How much do you know about the historic Tall Ships?

Quiz

1. Tall ships get their name because they all:

  • Sit "tall," above the water line.
  • Were built from 19th century designs written on long paper, known as "tall prints."
  • Have sails.

2. Which president commissioned the USS Constitution?

  • George Washington
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Franklin Roosevelt

3. The Simón Bolívar is named for the man who:

  • Wrote an authoritative history of sailing.
  • Liberated much of South America.
  • Served as the first president of Venezuela.

4. A representation of Prince Henry the Navigator adorns which tall ship?

  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Gloria
  • Sagres II

5. The Kruzenshtern is so enormous because it was built to carry:

  • Cargo.
  • Troops.
  • Immigrants.

6. The USS Constitution has never been beaten. How many battles has she fought in?

  • Only one.
  • Ten.
  • 33

7. The tall ships visiting Boston are all currently used as:

  • Battleships.
  • Training ships.
  • Cruise liners.

8. The movie Mutiny on the Bounty, was based on the book by what author?

  • James Norman Hall and Charles Bernard Nordhoff
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Charles Dickens

9. The Juan Sebastian de Elcano is named for the man who:

  • Captained the first ship to circle the globe.
  • Captained the first ship to circle Cape Horn at the tip of South America.
  • Built the most tall ships in history.

1. Tall ships get their name because they all:
Have sails.

2. Which president commissioned the USS Constitution?
George Washington

3. The Simón Bolívar is named for the man who:
Liberated much of South America.

4. A representation of Prince Henry the Navigator adorns which tall ship?
Sagres II

5. The Kruzenshtern is so enormous because it was built to carry:
Cargo.

6. The USS Constitution has never been beaten. How many battles has she fought in?
33

7. The tall ships visiting Boston are all currently used as:
Training ships.

8. The movie Mutiny on the Bounty, was based on the book by what author?
James Norman Hall and Charles Bernard Nordhoff

9. The Juan Sebastian de Elcano is named for the man who:
Captained the first ship to circle the globe.

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