Moby-Dick Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 32-33 | Chapters 34-35.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What apology does Ishmael make about whalers?
(a) He explains why they are socially low.
(b) He defends their crude manners.
(c) He agrees that whalers are low caste.
(d) He uses history to honor whalers.

3. What type of whale are the men of the Pequod looking for?
(a) the sperm whale.
(b) the duodecimo whale.
(c) the albino whale.
(d) the octavo whale.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Ishmael recognize newcomers to whaling on the streets of New Bedford?

3. What is Ishmael's religious affiliation?

4. How does Queequeg manage to sign on with the Pequod after first being turned down?

5. Who is the chaplain of the whaler's place of worship?

(see the answer key)

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