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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

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1. When Crusoe eats eggs on the island, from what animal do they come?

2. Which of the following describes Robinson Crusoe’s place in his family?

3. Crusoe names his servant Friday in honor of what?

4. In what century is Robinson Crusoe set?

5. Where does Crusoe serve as a slave?

6. To what does the name Xury refer?

7. How does Crusoe first grow grain on the island?

8. To what does the name Poll refer?

9. Of what nationality are the mutineers on the ship that arrives?

10. What does Crusoe do after drinking a rum and tobacco mixture?

11. Why is Friday excited when he sees the cannibals’ captive in the boat?

12. Crusoe is frightened in a cave when he sees whose eyes?

13. Why does Crusoe’s first attempt at making a canoe fail?

14. What livestock makes up Robinson’s meat supply on the island?

15. To what does the name Benamuckee refer?

16. Crusoe’s father wishes his son to go into which profession?

17. How does Crusoe impress the natives on the African coast?

18. The cross that Crusoe erects on the island serves as what?

19. When Crusoe departs on his second trading voyage, with whom does he leaves some of his money?

20. To what does the name Sallee refer?

21. In Europe, Crusoe encounters ravenous wolves in which country?

22. Which type of fruit does Crusoe learn how to dry?

23. Two years after discovering the footprint, with what does Crusoe find the shore strewn?

24. After returning to England, what does Crusoe find out about his family?

25. Why doesn’t Crusoe take his wife back to the island with him?

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