Pirates have yet to loosen their grip on the popular imagination.

From literature such as "Treasure Island," which was published in 1883, to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise, which has a fifth film in the series slated for release in 2016.

The latest addition to the pirate oeuvre is the TV show "Crossbones" starring John Malkovich as Blackbeard, the infamous pirate who had Charleston harbor blockaded in 1718.

This week's contest serves as a tie-breaker between Candace Wilcox and Josh Gerber.


1. What was Blackbeard's real name?

2. Name a Caribbean location that was a legendary haven for pirates.

3. What was the name of the pirate flag?

4. Jean Lafitte was a pirate who provided assistance to America in what war?

5. What was a pirate's drink of choice?

6. A Bob Marley song and a brand of liquor immortalized this pirate.

7. This pirate was hanged in Charleston in 1718 and was known as the "Gentleman Pirate."

8. In the book "Treasure Island," what was the pirate's name?

9. When female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, were captured, how did they escape hanging?

10. Originally minted in Spain, this silver coin was the most widely circulated in the 17th century and highly prized by pirates.


1. I'm pretty sure his name was Edward Teach.

2. Key West

3. Jolly Roger, right?

4. The American Revolution

5. I imagine they might've had rum.

6. I don't know.

7. Stede Bonnet. I have no clue why I know that.

8. I can't remember his name, and it's on the tip of my tongue.

9. Were they pregnant?

10. I'm not familiar with this.


1. Edward Teach

2. No idea.

3. The Jolly Roger

4. I'll say the War of 1812, but I'm not 100 percent.

5. Rum, probably.

6. Henry Morgan

7. No idea.

8. Long John Silver, now immortalized as a restaurant chain.

9. Something about being pregnant or pretending to be.

10. Either Spanish doubloons or pieces of eight. I'll go with the second. Sounds right.


In our tie-breaker, Josh comes out on top, making him the new Head2Head Trivia champ. He'll return next week to defend his title against a new challenger.


1. Edward Teach

2. Tortuga, Port Royal and New Providence, to name a few

3. Jolly Roger

4. War of 1812

5. Rum

6. Henry Morgan

7. Stede Bonnet

8. Long John Silver

9. By "pleading the belly," aka being pregnant

10. Pieces of Eight