Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 5, how does the narrator characterize the world without man?
(a) Bloody jungle
(b) Post-apocalyptic dreamscape
(c) Raw material
(d) Paradise

2. What does Ishmael say is the premise of the narrator’s creation myth?
(a) That the world is a mystery no one understands
(b) That man belongs in the midst, not on the top of the community of life
(c) That man is an exile in his consciousness
(d) That the world is made for man

3. What is the literary term that describes the narrator’s directly addressing the reader?
(a) Personification
(b) Apostrophe
(c) Indirect discourse
(d) Direct discourse

4. What does Ishmael say he wants, in Chapter 4, when the narrator finally realizes the truth of what Ishmael has been talking about?
(a) Terror
(b) Astonishment
(c) Gratitude
(d) Humility

5. Who does Ishmael say is the exception to the story of the narrator’s culture?
(a) The very rich
(b) Urban poor people
(c) People in socialized countries
(d) A few thousand savages worldwide

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ishmael say, in Chapter 5, is man’s purpose on the earth?

2. What is the ‘but’ Ishmael sees in the narrator’s story: “The world was made for man to conquer, and turn into a paradise--except for what”?

3. How does Ishmael characterize man’s progress, once he discovered agriculture?

4. What is a koan?

5. How does Ishmael say that men see the ruin of nature, according to the narrator’s culture’s mythology?

(see the answer key)

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