Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Sena Jeter Naslund
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 109 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Sena Jeter Naslund
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 109 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who tutors Chester?
(a) Frannie.
(b) Kit.
(c) Giles.
(d) Una.

2. Una talks about training which type of bird?
(a) Sparrow.
(b) Eagle.
(c) Egret.
(d) Sea gull.

3. Out on the open water, the captain orders Una to be on the lookout for which of the following?
(a) Storm clouds.
(b) Icebergs.
(c) Whales.
(d) Other ships.

4. Una used to climb _____ trees when she lived in Kentucky.
(a) Apple.
(b) Blue spruce.
(c) Elm.
(d) White pine.

5. Una thinks about making a living on land as a _____.
(a) Candlemaker.
(b) Sailor's wife.
(c) Seamstress.
(d) Farmer.

Short Answer Questions

1. A larder is a place where _____is/are stored.

2. What is the name of the ship that carried Una's letter(s) to Ahab?

3. In chapter 71, Una meets ____, Kit's old girlfriend.

4. If Giles was Christ, Una and Kit were _____.

5. Who lays out nice things in Una's cabin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Ahab have for Una about Kit? What is Una's reaction?

2. Una continues to be troubled by her relationship with Kit. Explain Una wandering around in the dark.

3. Describe the scene in which Una meets Rebekkah Swain.

4. Who are Kit and Giles? How do they meet Una? What brings them to Nantucket?

5. Discuss the conversation between Starbuck and Una.

6. How are foreshadowing and flashback used in this first section?

7. Explain some of the issues faced by the Sussex in the storms.

8. Who does Una marry? What is famous about Una's husband?

9. What activity does Una take up with Sallie Swain? What is the metaphor used by Una to describe her relationship with Kit and Giles?

10. The Pequod finally arrives in Nantucket. What is promised by Ahab? Describe the actions of Kit and Una upon arrival. What strange occurrence happens when Kit and Una spend the night together?

(see the answer keys)

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