Great Short Works of Herman Melville Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13 - 16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two characteristics does Melville attribute to the islands of the Encantadas?
(a) Silence and serenity.
(b) Fascination and charm.
(c) Beauty and peace.
(d) Solitude and desolation.

2. What did the American ship, the Essex, see in the Encantadas?
(a) A pirate ship.
(b) An English ship.
(c) A ghost ship.
(d) An enchanted ship.

3. What does Melville say is the most populous species on the island of Albermarle?
(a) Lizards.
(b) Spiders.
(c) Snakes.
(d) People.

4. What does Melville call the government the Creole soldier established on St. Charles?
(a) A democracy.
(b) A riotocracy.
(c) A theocracy.
(d) A monarchy.

5. What impresses the narrator about the mill?
(a) The gigantic press machine.
(b) The efficiency of the operation.
(c) The cheerfulness of the workers.
(d) The clean air and water.

Short Answer Questions

1. What emotion does the narrator of "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo?" say he has never felt since the rooster died?

2. How does the lightning rod salesman feel about thunderstorms?

3. What happens to the rooster when the Merrymusk family dies?

4. What does the narrator's wife think of his apprehension about the apple-tree table?

5. What had Hautboy lost in order to succeed?

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