Moby-Dick Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 58-60 | Chapter 61-63.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What early shipboard duty does Ishmael describe?
(a) his experience in swabbing the deck.
(b) his first experience serving watch.
(c) his time in the whaling boats.
(d) his work in the galley.

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

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

5. Who is the High Chief or king of the island of Kokovoko?
(a) Quequeg's uncle.
(b) Queequeg.
(c) Queequeg's brother.
(d) Queequeg's father.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Ishmael advise against putting intellectual men on watch?

3. Who is the second mate on board the Pequod?

4. What startles the crew as they prepare to go after a whale?

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

(see the answer key)

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