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 captain's name?

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

3. Ahab tells Una about which seafaring creature?

4. Una meets with the captain of which ship?

5. What is Starbuck's first name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Frannie's life changes a great deal during this time. What happens to Frannie? What major career move does Frannie make?

2. What news does Una receive regarding a mishap at sea? What happens to Ahab?

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

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 news does Una receive upon her return to Nantucket?

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

8. What news does Una receive from Maria? How does it affect Una?

9. What happens to Ahab during his time away from Una?

10. Who is Maria Mitchell? What does she have in common with Una?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Una married twice during the course of the story. When it was learned that Judge Lord wanted to marry Una, she realized that she was content being unmarried. Later Una met Ishmael and the pair lived together and had a child. Discuss in detail Una's multiple and somewhat complicated relationships. Was it common for a person to go from one marriage to the next? What might have happened if Kit had returned from out West? Do you think Una would have taken him back? Do you think Kit and Charlotte got married? Why do you think Una and Ishmael never married?

Essay Topic 2

Robben Avalon tells Una that he wants to be her best friend forever but that Judge Lord is his soul mate. The news upset Una. Why was Una upset at this confession? What did Avalon mean by "soul mates?" Discuss the relationship between Avalon and Lord before and after the fire that destroyed the town.

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is used in many places throughout the book. Cite at least three examples of foreshadowing, their purpose and effectiveness. Where else might foreshadowing work in the story?

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