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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12 - Benito Cereno.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do both the captain and Steelkilt go after they separate?
(a) Tahiti.
(b) France.
(c) England.
(d) Hawaii.

2. Why is the strange ship low on provisions?
(a) They have been lost.
(b) They have been under supplied.
(c) They have been becalmed.
(d) They have taken on additional passengers.

3. How does the narrator in "The Lightning Rod Man" feel about the storm before the salesman arrives?
(a) He thinks the storm is "radiant" and "beautiful."
(b) He thinks the storm "thought-provoking."
(c) He thinks the storm is "grand" and "glorious."
(d) He thinks the storm is "terrifying."

4. What does Steelkilt threaten to do if he is flogged by the captain?
(a) Seek an unnamed revenge.
(b) Murder the captain.
(c) Jump overboard.
(d) Tell the admiralty board of review.

5. What is unusual about the pork at the Coulters' dinner table?
(a) It is only hides.
(b) It is not really pork.
(c) It is only fat and gristle.
(d) It is last year's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Coulter come home for lunch?

2. How does the narrator of "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo?" view the world?

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

4. Who is Atufal?

5. Who are Pedro and Sebastian in The Town-Ho's Story?

(see the answer key)

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