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Question 1: Vane never returned, having been shipwrecked and captured in the Bay Islands—a year later, he was hanged in ________.
Antigua and BarbudaBarbadosGrenadaJamaica

Question 2: Accordingly, Rogers turned his sights from Madagascar to the ________.
North AmericaLatin AmericaCaribbeanAmericas

Question 3: In late 1707, Rogers was approached by ________, a navigator and friend of Rogers' father, who proposed a privateering expedition against the Spanish.
Woodes RogersEdward LowWilliam DampierEdward Davis

Question 4: Rogers came from an affluent seafaring family, grew up in Poole and ________, and served a marine apprenticeship to a Bristol sea captain.

Question 5: The Spanish sent an invasion fleet against Nassau in May, but when the fleet's commodore learned that the French (now Britain's ally) had captured ________, he directed the fleet there instead.
Tampa, FloridaTallahassee, FloridaOrlando, FloridaPensacola, Florida

Question 6: Considering the latter the more important problem, the expedition made a stop at ________ to stock up on the local wine, and later sewed the ships' blankets into cold weather gear.
TenerifeBritish Virgin IslandsMadeiraBermuda

Question 7: He is known as the captain of the vessel that rescued the marooned ________, whose plight is generally believed to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.
GeuzenAlexander SelkirkWilliam DampierBarbary corsairs

Question 8: [30] He describes the area of the River Plate in detail because it lay "within the limits of the ________",[30] whose schemes had not yet burst into financial scandal.
Bear StearnsEnron scandalSouth Sea CompanyBarings Bank

Question 9: After leaving Juan Fernandez on 14 February 1709, the expedition captured and looted a number of small vessels, and launched an attack on the town of ________, today located in Ecuador.
GuayaquilQuitoLoja, EcuadorCuenca, Ecuador

Question 10: [17] Selkirk was to become the inspiration for the classic novel Robinson Crusoe, written by Rogers' friend, ________.
GlasgowDaniel DefoeJonathan SwiftWilliam Dampier


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