Brain Teaser – Ships & Boats

Cutty Sark Museum

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Our brainteaser is all about ships and boats – real and fictitious.  Need help? Try Credo Reference.

1. In which city would you be most likely to see the boat with pointed upturned ends called a gondola?

2. Where would you be most likely to find a “narrow boat”?

3. The “Cutty Sark” was one of the swiftest and most celebrated British ships. Was it a galleon, a steamboat or a clipper?

4. In modern use, how many hulls does a catamaran have?

5. In Edward Lear’s poem “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat”, what colour was the boat in which the title characters went to sea?

6. Name one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus and his crew boarded for a famous voyage from Spain westwards in August 1492.

7. What was the title of Katherine Anne Porter’s only novel, published in 1962, which was made into a 1964 film directed by Stanley Kramer?

8. Name the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan about the marriage of the beautiful daughter of the captain of the ship in the title.

9. What was the name of the ship commanded by Captain Ahab in “Moby-Dick”?

10. What is or was a “Q-ship”?

Questions set by Tony Augarde (


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