The most difficult Age of Sail riddles A list of Age of Sail related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz The Boyd Massacre occurred in 1809, when natives killed and ate between 66 and 70 crew members of the ship Boyd. Where did it happen?In New Zealand. The attack on the ship was a revenge for the whipping of a young Māori chief by the crew. According to Māori norms, this warranted a violent retribution. Cannibalism was already a regular practice in Māori wars. News of the events stopped shipping visits to to the country over the next few years.very hard 28% in the Caribbeanin the Caribbean34%in Sri Lankain Sri Lanka14%in New Zealandin New Zealand28%in Javain Java21%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2764 answers in 2 languages »disasters riddles » Where did Columbus land in the New World for the first time?In the Bahamas. It is known that Columbus arrived on an island in the Bahamas (he named it San Salvador), but for centuries historians debated on which island that really was. The captain's log doesn't give much information: large, beautiful island, with a lagoon. Today, there is a general consensus that it was an island in the Bahamas, named San Salvador in 1926 to match the name given by Columbus.very hard 35% in the Bahamasin the Bahamas35%in Cubain Cuba25%in Hispaniolain Hispaniola23%in Jamaicain Jamaica15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6717 answers in 4 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » In naval warfare of the Age of Sail, what was the most desired way to fire at the enemy?Fire towards stern. Although each shot of raking fire is more likely to miss the target, it will cause more damage when successful. In addition, the targeted ship will have few or no guns able to return fire. A stern rake tends to be more damaging than a bow rake because the shots are not deflected by the curved and strengthened bow.very hard 36% fire towards sternfire towards stern36%fire towards bowfire towards bow16%fire towards port sidefire towards port side35%fire towards starboardfire towards starboard11%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 3449 answers in 2 languages »naval warfare riddles » What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?One-eyed and one-handed. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.hard 44% one-eyedone-eyed7%one-handedone-handed17%one-footedone-footed30%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed44%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11545 answers in 2 languages »Royal Navy riddles » What was the main target for chain shot type of ammunition?Masts and sails. In the Age of Sail, the French in particular were adept at gunnery and often took the leeward position to enable their fleet to retire downwind while continuing to fire chain shot at long range to bring down the masts. Chain shot was normally not used as an anti-personnel load; this role was fulfilled more effectively by grapeshot.average 62% cavalrycavalry10%sailorssailors7%hullshulls20%masts and sailsmasts and sails62%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12047 answers in 2 languages »sea battles riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.