Moby-Dick Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 20-21 | Chapters 22-25.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Ishmael's profession before signing on the whaling ship?
(a) schoolmaster.
(b) newspaper reporter.
(c) merchant marine.
(d) bank clerk.

2. Who are Peleg and Bildad?
(a) crewmen on the Pequod.
(b) part owners of the Pequod.
(c) builders of the Pequod.
(d) outfitters of the Pequod.

3. Who pilots the Pequod out of the Nantucket harbor?
(a) Starbuck.
(b) Peleg.
(c) Ahab.
(d) Bildad.

4. How does Queequeg manage to sign on with the Pequod after first being turned down?
(a) agreeing to convert to Christianity.
(b) demonstrating his skill with the harpoon.
(c) offering to work for less pay.
(d) giving the owners shrunken heads.

5. How does Queequeg distinguish himself on the trip to Nantucket?
(a) by catching a large fish for dinner.
(b) by climbing to the top of the mast.
(c) by winning an arm wrestling match.
(d) by saving a man who fell overboard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the theme of MOBY DICK?

2. What is Queequeg's amusing story about the ship captain attending a wedding in his father's court?

3. What is the subject matter of the sermon in the chapel?

4. What is the name of the inn where Ishmael stays while waiting to go to Nantucket?

5. Who is the High Chief or king of the island of Kokovoko?

(see the answer key)

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