Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Test | Final Test - Hard

Sena Jeter Naslund
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the judge's last name?

2. Who is not at the house in Concord?

3. Ahab has returned home after losing which body part?

4. What is the name of Una and Ahab's house?

5. Who lost his arm to Moby Dick?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news does Una receive upon her return to Nantucket?

2. Who is Elijah? What news does he deliver to Justice? What happens to Elijah?

3. Who is Captain Mayhew? Why does he visit Una? What offer does Mayhew make to Una?

4. Who is Robben Avalon? What is his relationship with Una?

5. What happens to Ahab physically upon his return to Nantucket? How do Una and Ahab deal with the issue?

6. What does Una decide to do when she learns that she is pregnant?

7. Discuss the scene in which Ahab returns home.

8. What tragedy befalls Nantucket? How does it change things? What are some of the steps people take to rebuild?

9. How does Judge Austin Lord relate to Una's care after Ahab leaves Nantucket?

10. What great tragedies befall Una in chapter ninety-one? Who is on hand to help Una?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the relationship between Bertha and Ulysses. Are they close? Is there anything unusual about their relationship? How might the situation with Una affect the relationship? Why do you think Una and Ulysses cannot come to terms regarding religion? What extreme measures does Ulysses take to try to convince Una that his way is the only way? What is the final straw that causes Una to leave Kentucky? What is Bertha's opinion? How does Una's move affect the relationship between Bertha and Ulysses? How does the move affect the relationship between Una and Bertha.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the career and professional skills of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. Detail each man's educational history, professional status, evolution as an attorney, involvement in the abolitionist movement, and other famous cases in which he participated.

Essay Topic 3

Frannie becomes dedicated to the anti-slavery movement and goes to work with Frederick Douglass. What does Frannie do for Douglass? What type of work would best suit Frannie? What prompts Frannie to want to work for Douglass? What most affected Frannie in regards to anti-slavery and racial equality? What types of contributions might Frannie make in her new job?

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