Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Test | Final Test - Hard

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 | Final Test - Hard

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 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Margaret's last name?

2. What is the name of Frannie's daughter?

3. What is Poland's first name?

4. Who returns to help Una with the baby?

5. What item did Bertha make for Una's baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Una and Justice spend their time while Ahab is at sea? What is Justice's fear?

2. Who is Maria Mitchell? What does she have in common with Una?

3. What happens to Ahab physically upon his return to Nantucket? How do Una and Ahab deal with the issue?

4. What happens to Ahab during his time away from Una?

5. What causes Una to turn to the stars? What is one of Una's dreams?

6. Who is Susan? Why is she important to Una?

7. Chapter 134 presents letters to Una from Margaret Fuller. Who is Margaret Fuller? Where is she located?

8. What great tragedies befall Una in chapter ninety-one? Who is on hand to help Una?

9. How does the relationship between Una and Ahab change in this section? What does Ahab do to have Una for himself?

10. What does Una receive from the captains? What news arrives from Ahab?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Robben Avalon's sculptures serve as a symbol of his models. Una is thrilled when Robben gives one of his statues to Ishmael. Una hopes that the statue will remind Ishmael of her if they were never to meet again. Robben also chose various people to act as his models. Discuss Robben's work, its symbolism, and how it is used to bring characters together.

Essay Topic 2

Foreshadowing is used in many places throughout the book. Cite at least three examples of foreshadowing, their purpose and effectiveness. Where else might foreshadowing work in the story?

Essay Topic 3

Slavery was becoming a hotbed issue in the 1840s. Susan is used as an allegory for the many slaves who attempted to escape and were caught, often more than once. Discuss in detail the slavery situation in Kentucky in the 1840s. Compare the situation to the slavery issue in Massachusetts. Was there anything that could ensure a person's freedom? Give details about Susan's run for freedom as well as others. Also give the point of view of the bounty hunter that visited Una in Kentucky.

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