Moby Dick Overview Quiz

Moby Dick Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

Call me Ishmael. This is one of the most famous lines in all of literature, but what else do you know about Moby Dick by Herman Melville? Take the quiz over the classic novel from eNotes about a man's battle with the big white whale and find out!

  • Question 1

    About what does the old man Elijah warn both Ishmael and Queequed?

  • Question 2

    What unusual item does Ahab the blacksmith use in constructing his special harpoon?

  • Question 3

    To what does Ishmael largely attribute Ahab's dark nature?

  • Question 4

    What is the sole purpose of this voyage for Captain Ahab?

  • Question 5

    For how many days does the crew fight Moby-Dick?

  • Question 6

    What biblical tale does Ishmael here at the whaleman's chapel prior to his journey?

  • Question 7

    Who regularly appeals to Ahab to give up, reform, and go home?

  • Question 8

    How does Ahab die?

  • Question 9

    What reward will Ahab give to the first man who spots the white whale, Moby-Dick?

  • Question 10

    What does Fedallah claim is the only thing that can kill the captain?

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