Melville Stories

by: Herman Melville

'The Encantadas' (Sketches 1–5) Quick Quiz

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In “The Encantadas,” what word is written in flaming letters on the shell of the tortoise crawling toward the narrator?

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What animal does the narrator and the rest of the ship’s crew eat in the second sketch of “The Encantadas”?

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What is the name of the huge stone tower situated on one of the islands in “The Encantadas”?

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Who discovered the Galapagos Islands, according to the narrator?

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During what war did the U.S.S. Essex encounter a vanishing British ship by the Galapagos Islands?