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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who lives in the cottage that the narrator of "The Piazza" finds in the mountains?
(a) A lonely widow.
(b) No one.
(c) An orphaned brother and sister.
(d) A newlywed husband and wife.
2. How does Captain Delano view the attitude of the black people on board?
(a) The black people seem to Captain Delano to be cringing and fearful.
(b) The black people seem to Captain Delano to be insubordinate.
(c) The black people seem to Captain Delano to be competent and well-trained.
(d) The black people seem to Captain Delano to be cheerful and content.
3. What does Melville hope to do for the Marquis de Grandvin?
(a) Make him immortal.
(b) Make him famous.
(c) Make him rich.
(d) Make him happy.
4. Why is it hard to see the mill when coming upon it?
(a) The whole landscape is white.
(b) The mill is hidden in a cave.
(c) The mill is painted to camouflage the entrance.
(d) The mill's entrance is disguised by branches.
5. Whose cause does the Marquis de Grandvin champion?
(b) Freedom fighters.
(c) The French.
6. What sentence was chalked below the figurehead?
(a) "Never follow."
(b) "Follow orders."
(c) "Follow your leader."
(d) "Follow your faith."
7. What does the narrator decide to give the apple-tree table when he first discovers it?
(a) A place of honor.
(b) A happier book.
(c) A warm environment.
(d) Kind attention.
8. Who is Atufal?
(a) A chained slave.
(b) A leader of the slaves.
(c) Babo's best friend.
(d) A complaining woman among the slaves.
9. What first attracts the narrator of "The Piazza" to a building far in the mountains?
(a) A rainbow ends there.
(b) It's exactly ninety degrees ahead of his piazza.
(c) The windows shine like gold.
(d) A river runs through it.
10. What overcomes Captain Delano's criticism of Benito Cereno?
11. What effect does the Marquis de Grandvin have on those around him?
(a) His presence is irritating.
(b) His presence is embarrassing.
(c) His presence is enriching.
(d) His presence is confusing.
12. How does the narrator of "The Piazza" travel to the spot in the mountains that he wants to see?
(a) In a yawl.
(b) On foot.
(c) On horseback.
(d) In a carriage.
13. What does the narrator in "The Fiddler" do with his manuscripts?
(a) Tears them up.
(b) Sends them to publishers.
(c) Reads them to strangers.
(d) Pays to have them printed.
14. Why is Captain Delano glad he was not astute enough to recognize the mutiny?
(a) He would not have known what to do.
(b) He would have lost faith in mankind.
(c) He would have sacrificed his own crew.
(d) He would have been killed without helping Benito Cereno.
15. What does the narrator's wife think of his apprehension about the apple-tree table?
(a) She thinks he is trying to frighten her.
(b) She thinks he is drunk.
(c) She thinks he is making it up.
(d) She thinks he is crazy.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator in "The Paradise of Bachelors" say has become of the Knights Templar?
2. How was John Marr wounded?
3. What was the disadvantage of building the piazza on the north side of the house?
4. How does Melville describe Captain Delano's personality?
5. Why does the narrator of "The Piazza" believe the soil is richer around the cottage that he finds?
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