Answer of 4. Alexander Selkirk was a real Scottish sailor who is thought to be the inspiration for which fictional castaway?

4. Alexander Selkirk was a real Scottish sailor who is thought to be the inspiration for which fictional castaway?


…1. Robinson Crusoe
2. Juan Fernandez
3. H.G. Wells
4. James Cook
Selkirk has long been thought to be the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s fictional tale “Robinson Crusoe”. In 1704 Selkirk was abandoned on the Juan Fernandez archipelago after his captain heard him attempting to get the crew to mutiny and telling them that they ship was not seaworthy. (It did later sink taking most of the sailors with it.) He was left alone for over 4 years on a small island in the Pacific with no human contact. He had been given a musket with ammunition, clothing. a knife, a bible, and a few carpenters tools. He was found in 1709 and a book was written about him and his ordeal. It is called “The Englishman”. After a quick trip home he went back to sea. Selkirk died aboard ship of yellow fever in 1721.

4. Alexander Selkirk was a real Scottish sailor who is thought to be the inspiration for which fictional castaway?

Robinson Crusoe:

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