Moby-Dick Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 119-126.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ahab question the men about?
(a) their willingness to sail for three years.
(b) their experience in whaling.
(c) their families back home.
(d) their procedure when they spot a whale.

2. How does Ishmael describe the whales he sees in the ocean?
(a) like huge rocks in the water.
(b) like ships without sails.
(c) like big lumps of gray.
(d) like big gray buses.

3. Who is Charity and what is her function regarding the Pequod?
(a) Bildad's sister and part owner, she brings supplies.
(b) she supervises the storing of the supplies.
(c) Peleg's wife, she orders the food supplies.
(d) she brings Bibles and religious supplies.

4. Who pilots the Pequod out of the Nantucket harbor?
(a) Bildad.
(b) Ahab.
(c) Starbuck.
(d) Peleg.

5. How does Queequeg manage to sign on with the Pequod after first being turned down?
(a) giving the owners shrunken heads.
(b) agreeing to convert to Christianity.
(c) demonstrating his skill with the harpoon.
(d) offering to work for less pay.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the eccentric man Queequeg and Ishmael meet?

2. What does Ishmael think is more remarkable than the whale's size and color?

3. What does Ishmael decide to prepare in this chapter?

4. What is Ishmael's new hotel called?

5. What kind of sea creatures eat the dead whale?

(see the answer key)

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