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. Where is Captain Ahab as the crew begins coming aboard the Pequod?
(a) bringing up the rear.
(b) in his cabin.
(c) still at home in his bedroom.
(d) standing on the deck.

2. What accommodation is available for Ishmael at the inn in New Bedford?
(a) a bunk in a communal room.
(b) a bench in the dining room.
(c) a shared room with a harpooner.
(d) a closet.

3. What is the subject matter of the sermon in the chapel?
(a) Jonah and the whale.
(b) the creation of sea creatures.
(c) preparing for death.
(d) Balam and the ass.

4. What is the theme of MOBY DICK?
(a) madness.
(b) cooperation.
(c) revenge.
(d) expectations.

5. What purpose does the mad Elijah serve in the story?
(a) he prophecies disaster for the Pequod.
(b) he explains how to get on board the Pequod.
(c) he prophecies success for the Pequod.
(d) he adds comic relief to the story.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which ship does Ishmael select for him and Queequeg to sign on?

2. What is the harpooner, Queequeg, out doing when Ishmael is shown to his room?

3. What does Queequeg use to reach his food?

4. What is Ishmael's profession before signing on the whaling ship?

5. Who pilots the Pequod out of the Nantucket harbor?

(see the answer key)

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