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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 8 - 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What previous employment had shaped Bartleby?
(a) Working as a court reporter.
(b) Working on a locomotive.
(c) Working in a morgue.
(d) Working in a dead letter office.

2. How does Bartleby respond to the other employees?
(a) He thanks them.
(b) He emulates them.
(c) He resents them.
(d) He ignores them.

3. How is the narrator punished for sneaking into the church?
(a) He is warned and set free.
(b) He is publicly embarrassed, but pardoned.
(c) He is jailed overnight and fined.
(d) He is imprisoned.

4. In which of Melville's novels is "The Town-Ho's Story" included?
(a) The Confidence Man.
(b) Mardi.
(c) Moby Dick.
(d) Billy Budd.

5. What action does Steelkilt determine to take after being locked in the hold?
(a) He will kill Radney.
(b) He will apologize.
(c) He will seize the ship.
(d) He will kill the captain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator's middle-aged employee offer to do for Bartleby?

2. How does the narrator accommodate the weakness of his oldest scrivener?

3. What is the narrator's condition when he goes to the theater in London?

4. What has Hautboy accomplished in "The Fiddler?"

5. What object does the lookout spot that takes Melville's ship to Norfolk Isle?

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