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

2. Why does the narrator of "The Piazza" feel that the house must have a piazza?
(a) Piazzas are in fashion.
(b) The house has a spectacular view.
(c) A piazza would increase the home's value.
(d) All the neighbors have piazzas.

3. What emblem does John Gentian wear on his left lapel?
(a) Gold eagle wings.
(b) An army medal.
(c) A Masonic symbol.
(d) A golden circle.

4. What do the maids work to produce?
(a) Fabric.
(b) Toothpicks.
(c) Machinery.
(d) Paper.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the temperature at the mill?

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

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

4. What does the narrator of "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo?" believe the rooster's crow is saying?

5. Why does the captain decide not to flog Steelkilt?

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