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

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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 do Steelkilt and his men demand in return for obeying orders?
(a) Radney will be punished.
(b) They will be given better wages.
(c) They will not be punished.
(d) They will not have to sweep the decks.

2. What quality of Bartleby's induces the narrator to hire him?
(a) Bartleby is friendly.
(b) Bartleby is sedate.
(c) Bartleby is energetic.
(d) Bartleby is efficient.

3. Whose job is it to normally sweep the deck of a ship?
(a) The lowest seaman.
(b) The boys on board.
(c) The men on watch.
(d) All members of the work gangs.

4. With what weapon does Radney threaten Steelkilt?
(a) A knife.
(b) A gun.
(c) A hammer.
(d) A rope.

5. What do the Peruvian listeners force the storyteller to do to prove his story is true?
(a) Cross his heart.
(b) Show some evidence.
(c) Swear on the Bible.
(d) Produce another witness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal from the islands supplies sailors with food and utensils?

2. What does Melville say is the most populous species on the island of Albermarle?

3. What does Blandmour believe God does for the poor?

4. Why is the narrator not pleased with Bartleby's industriousness?

5. To what sight in the city does Melville compare the islands of the Encantadas?

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