Moby-Dick Test | Final Test - Easy

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Moby-Dick Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Pip is finally rescued after jumping the second time from the boat, what is his condition?
(a) he has lost all his clothes.
(b) his skin and hair has turned white.
(c) he has lost the ability to speak.
(d) he has gone insane.

2. Which of the characters keep watch on both the crew and the ocean?
(a) Ahab and Fedallah.
(b) Starbuck and Stubb.
(c) Pip and Starbuck.
(d) Ishmael and Queequeg.

3. Why does the crew on the ship see Stubb's and Flask's boats coming fast toward them?
(a) they are running from Moby Dick.
(b) they are caught in a rip tide.
(c) they are being pulled by a harpooned whale.
(d) they are being chased by pirates.

4. What is Ahab's response to the call for help?
(a) he disbelieves the captain of The Rachel.
(b) he ignores the plea and sets out to find Moby Dick.
(c) he agrees to join in the search for the missing boat.
(d) he fires on The Rachel and runs away.

5. Why does Starbuck send Stubb to report the storm damage to Captain Ahab?
(a) to give Stubb a feeling of importance.
(b) for fear of what he might do to the captain if he goes back.
(c) because Stubb knows how to talk to the captain.
(d) because he is too busy saving the ship.

6. Why does Ishmael linger on the Biblical story of Jonah?
(a) because he remembers sermons about Jonah.
(b) because it explains a lot about whales.
(c) because he does not believe the Biblical account.
(d) because some crewmen doubt the story.

7. What does Starbuck contemplate when he finds Ahab asleep?
(a) waking the captain.
(b) locking up the captain.
(c) murdering the captain.
(d) scaring the captain.

8. What is the crew of The Delight about to do as the Pequod comes alongside?
(a) man the whale boats.
(b) bury one of their men.
(c) repair the masts.
(d) lower the sails.

9. What does Fedallah's dream depict about hearses?
(a) Ahab will never ride in a hearse.
(b) Ahab will see one not made with human hands.
(c) Ahab will be saved by a hearse.
(d) Ahab will ride in a wooden hearse.

10. What does Pip do when a whale is harpooned?
(a) he jumps into the ocean.
(b) he hits the whale with his oar.
(c) he hides in the bottom of the boat.
(d) he starts to cry.

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

12. How did the watch on the mast of The Rachel know that Moby Dick had probably been harpooned.
(a) he saw the boat being pulled away.
(b) he saw the White Whale attack the boat.
(c) he thought he could see it happen.
(d) it happened right near The Rachel.

13. Where is Ahab on the morning of a clear day as they continue the search for Moby Dick?
(a) on top of a mast.
(b) on the rail of the deck.
(c) in his cabin.
(d) at the bow of the ship.

14. What does Ahab finally admit?
(a) that he cannot look at the bright side of things.
(b) that he has been wrong and should return home.
(c) that he is an inept captain.
(d) that Starbuck is right and he is wrong.

15. What has happened to some of the crew of The Delight?
(a) Moby Dick killed five of them.
(b) they mutinied against the captain.
(c) Moby Dick ate one of them.
(d) they became afraid and turned the ship to run away.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what complaint does Ahab admit?

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

3. What happens to Queequeg while he helps locate the oil leak?

4. What is the irony of the coffin?

5. What does Ahab do in an excited state after visiting the Samuel Enderby?

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