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 effect does the Marquis de Grandvin have on those around him?
(a) His presence is confusing.
(b) His presence is embarrassing.
(c) His presence is enriching.
(d) His presence is irritating.

2. What does the narrator in "The Fiddler" aspire to become?
(a) Famous.
(b) Rich.
(c) Happy.
(d) Brilliant.

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

4. What disease does Captain Delano learn has swept off much of the crew and cargo of slaves?
(a) Rickets.
(b) Malaria.
(c) Cholera.
(d) Scurvy.

5. What overcomes Captain Delano's criticism of Benito Cereno?
(a) Compassion.
(b) Courtesy.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Sorrow.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What emblem does John Gentian refuse to wear?

3. How do the bachelors in the Temple keep time?

4. How does the narrator describe the men who work the Erie Canal?

5. What two characteristics does Melville attribute to the islands of the Encantadas?

(see the answer key)

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