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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 17 - 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What habit of the bachelors in the Temple does the narrator wish to introduce in his own country?
(a) Snuff.
(b) Mulled wine.
(c) Toasts.
(d) Aperatifs.

2. What part of the United States does the narrator of the Town-Ho's story claim is much like the sea?
(a) The Erie Canal.
(b) The Great Lakes region.
(c) The Mississippi.
(d) Lake Tahoe.

3. How does Melville describe pelicans?
(a) Modest and humble.
(b) Woebegone and penitential.
(c) Clever and complicated.
(d) Elegant and streamlined.

4. What does Melville hope to do for the Marquis de Grandvin?
(a) Make him rich.
(b) Make him famous.
(c) Make him immortal.
(d) Make him happy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first thing Bartleby says he would prefer not to do?

2. What surprises the narrator of "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo?" about the owner of the rooster?

3. How does the narrator of "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo?" treat his creditor after hearing the crow?

4. How does Melville describe Captain Delano's personality?

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

(see the answer key)

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