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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In chapter 12, Agatha and Jonathan take the girls to see which city?
(a) New Bedford.
(b) New York.
(c) Providence.
(d) Boston.

2. What name does Una use when posing as a cabin boy?
(a) Ulysses.
(b) Chester.
(c) Clifford.
(d) Jeremy.

3. Una was required to stand at ____ feet.
(a) 75.
(b) 100.
(c) 150.
(d) 200.

4. What is Swain's native country?
(a) United States.
(b) Kenya.
(c) China.
(d) India.

5. How many barrels of oil were taken from the whale in chapter 66?
(a) 25.
(b) 30.
(c) 40.
(d) 60.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who performs the wedding ceremony?

2. How many days do the families take to tour New Bedford?

3. In chapter 71, Una meets ____, Kit's old girlfriend.

4. Stubb jokes about a church dedicated to which animal?

5. In chapter 66, the ship is ____ days from Nantucket.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Una after the Sussex sinks?

2. Una begins to think about the return to Nantucket. What are some of the things Una thinks about regarding her future on the island?

3. Examine Una's connection with the lighthouse. How long did it take before Una fully explored the structure? Una often equated the lighthouse to freedom. Explain Una's feelings toward the lighthouse.

4. In chapter seventy-three, it becomes clear to Una that Kit is not going to improve. Discuss some of Kit's actions. What is Una's reaction?

5. Describe the scene in which Una meets Rebekkah Swain.

6. What job is given to Una by Ahab? Why is Una not concerned with potential dangers?

7. How are foreshadowing and flashback used in this first section?

8. Examine the scene in which Una becomes temporarily blinded.

9. Nantucket is an island that often depends on outside sources in order to function as an independent town/region. Explain how the area functions with limited supplies and resources.

10. The Pequod finally arrives in Nantucket. What is promised by Ahab? Describe the actions of Kit and Una upon arrival. What strange occurrence happens when Kit and Una spend the night together?

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