Great Short Works of Herman Melville Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 5 - 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal from the islands supplies sailors with food and utensils?
(a) The iguana.
(b) The seal.
(c) The tortoise.
(d) The albatross.

2. What do the other employees think of Bartleby's refusals?
(a) They think Bartleby should be fired.
(b) They think Bartleby should be promoted.
(c) They think Bartleby should be excused.
(d) They think Bartleby should be forgiven.

3. What does the crew decide to do after Steelkilt is flogged?
(a) Desert together.
(b) Obey the captain.
(c) Murder Radney.
(d) Start a mutiny.

4. Why does the Town-Ho's captain have to put the ship into port?
(a) Its crewmen are ill with scurvy.
(b) It has sprung a leak.
(c) It has run out of supplies.
(d) There has been a mutiny on board.

5. What do the crew members do as soon as the Town-Ho reaches port?
(a) They give up life on the sea.
(b) They call for help.
(c) They murder the captain.
(d) They desert the ship.

Short Answer Questions

1. What previous employment had shaped Bartleby?

2. What did buccaneers leave on the islands that Melville claims is proof of their better traits?

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

4. What was the message of the church meeting the narrator observed?

5. What is the profession of the narrator of Bartleby?

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