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 do the plaques in the whaler's chapel remind Ishmael of?
(a) the dangers of the sea.
(b) the marks of distinction.
(c) the time away from land.
(d) the heroism of whaling.

2. What is Queequeg's amusing story about the ship captain attending a wedding in his father's court?
(a) he danced on the table.
(b) he wore a grass skirt.
(c) he used the punch bowl as a finger bowl.
(d) he tried to kiss the bride.

3. What does Ishmael decide to do about Queequeg?
(a) to ask for another room.
(b) to convert him to Christianity.
(c) to become his friend.
(d) to keep his pistol loaded.

4. Who is the chaplain of the whaler's place of worship?
(a) Father Maple.
(b) Father Pine.
(c) Father Sycamore.
(d) Father Elm.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Charity and what is her function regarding the Pequod?

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

4. What unusual thing does Queequeg do while putting on his boots?

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

(see the answer key)

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