Melville Stories

by: Herman Melville

'Benito Cereno' (Part 1) Quick Quiz

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What phrase is written in Spanish underneath the figurehead of the San Dominick?

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What do the sailors and black slaves of the San Dominick first do when Amasa Delano boards?

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How does Delano justify the strange and aloof behavior of the San Dominick’s captain, Benito Cereno?

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Who catches Benito Cereno during his many fainting spells?

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Why, according to Cereno’s story, did his crew leave behind most of its water and supplies?