Forgot your password?  

Moby-Dick Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 125 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Purchase our Moby-Dick Lesson Plans

Final Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. While Starbuck is talking, what is Ahab thinking?



2. What does Ishmael say about why some captured whales float while others tend to sink?



3. What is the name of the ship the Pequod meets in Chapter 100?



4. What does Flask see as he examines the doubloon?



5. Which of the following does a shark not use its tail for?



Essay Topics

Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on understanding other cultures. Begin with Ishmael's initial fear of Queequeg. Note how Queequeg did not seem so strange after Ishmael sees many other ethnic people on the streets of New Bedford. Discuss how Queequeg begins to see Ishmael as his brother. Finish with how religious prejudice like Bildad's tends to resist inter-cultural understanding.

Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the hard life of whalers. Mention the three year expeditions required to fill the ship with valuable whale oil. Discuss the weather conditions that make the trip more dangerous. Detail the need to go out in small boats to get near enough to the whales to harpoon them.

In 1956, Moby Dick was made into a film starring Gregory Peck. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant 100 years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the 1950s society? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 328 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Moby-Dick Lesson Plans
Copyrights
Moby-Dick from BookRags. ©2009 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook