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Typee

Herman Melville

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What type of ship is Tommo initially traveling upon?

What is the name of his ship?

The story takes place on what islands?

What country has just taken possession of the islands?

How does the narrator come to live on the island?

What are the Typees known for?

With whom does Tommo fall in love?

Who becomes Tommo's servant?

Who is the main chieftain of the Typees?

What is "poee-poee"?

Which native speaks English?

What is taboo for native women?

What type of illness does Tommo suffer from?

How does Tommo manage to escape?

What do the Typees want Tommo to do?

Why does Toby disappear from the valley?

What does Mehevi give Fayaway special permission to do?

What gift does Tommo bring for the natives?

Which of the following is true?

Which fruit do the Typees frequently eat?

What do the Typees usually do first thing in the morning?

Which of the following does not happen during Toby and Tommo's wandering?

What is Tommo's primary activity in the Typee valley?

What year does Typee take place?

What item is tied near the roof of Tommo's hut?

What leads to Tommo's renewed desire to flee?

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