Pirates in Treasure Island: Description & Analysis


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In Treasure Island, what term do the pirates prefer to call themselves?

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1. Which of the following resources did Robert Louis Stevenson draw upon to create the archetypal pirate in Treasure Island?

2. Which of the following literary sources were influential in Robert Louis Stevenson's portrayal of pirates in Treasure Island?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are tools that help you check your knowledge of the pirates in Treasure Island. The literary sources that Robert Louis Stevenson used to create the pirates and what the pirates like to be called are some of the topics on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of Long John Silver
  • A modern work that was formative in creating the literary archetype of the pirate
  • Term by which the pirates identify themselves
  • How Stevenson came up with the archetypal pirate

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a literary source that helped Stevenson portray the pirates
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the pirates in Treasure Island
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Stevenson came up with the archetypal pirate and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The related lesson is called Pirates in Treasure Island: Description & Analysis. While watching it, you'll also have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • Themes in this novel
  • Roles of a pirate
  • How Stevenson describes the pirates