Moby-Dick Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 133.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What strange thing does Ahab do looking at the head of the captured whale?
(a) he speaks to it.
(b) he curses it.
(c) he watches it all night long.
(d) he drives a harpoon through it.

2. Why does the captain of a whale ship the Pequod meets at sea not want to board the Pequod?
(a) he is jealous of the Pequod's catch.
(b) he does not like Ahab.
(c) he never leaves his own ship.
(d) his crew is ill.

3. Who are Peleg and Bildad?
(a) builders of the Pequod.
(b) crewmen on the Pequod.
(c) part owners of the Pequod.
(d) outfitters of the Pequod.

4. What does Queequeg use to reach his food?
(a) a small lasso.
(b) a long stick.
(c) his harpoon.
(d) his long arms.

5. Where is the large hunting ground where the Pequod finds itself in the middle of a pod of sperm whales?
(a) near Jakarta.
(b) near Nantucket.
(c) near Japan.
(d) near Capetown.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the effect of Ahab's distraction on Starbuck?

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

3. What does Stubb get from the dead whale?

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

5. What happens to Ahab's hat as he perches atop the mast?

(see the answer key)

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