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 the name of the inn where Ishmael stays while waiting to go to Nantucket?
(a) the Whale Bone Inn.
(b) the Humpback Inn.
(c) the Peter Coffin Inn.
(d) the Spouter Inn.

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

3. How does Ishmael recognize newcomers to whaling on the streets of New Bedford?
(a) They do not know how to dress.
(b) They are carrying large carpetbags.
(c) They have on new Macintoshes.
(d) They look dazed.

4. 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.

5. What is the conversation like at breakfast in the Spouter Inn?
(a) silence.
(b) boisterous.
(c) chatty.
(d) polite.

Short Answer Questions

1. What apology does Ishmael make about whalers?

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

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

4. What does Ishmael decide to do about Queequeg?

5. What do Peleg and Bildad do once the Pequod is in the Atlantic Ocean?

(see the answer key)

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