Moby Dick Chapters 100-105 Questions and Answers

Herman Melville

Chapters 100-105 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What problem had Ahab not anticipated in the gam with the Samuel Enderby?

2. How is that problem solved?

3. Describe how the two captains greet each other.

4. Describe the relationship between Boomer and Bunger.

5. What does Ahab do to Bunger? Why?

6. What is the Enderby Whaling House famous for?

7. When did Ishmael go aboard the Enderby?

8. How does Ishmael know about whale skeletons?

9. What had the natives on the Arsacidean island made of the whale skeleton?

10. What does Ishmael think about the extinction of whales?

Answers
1. Ahab hadn’t thought about the difficulty he would have boarding the other ship.

2. He was hoisted aboard on a blubber-hook.

3. The captains cross their whale-bone limbs.

4. Boomer and Bunger have a caring relationship.

5. Ahab pushes Bunger when the doctor tries to calm him.

6. The Enderby Whaling House opened up the South Sea and Japanese whaling grounds.

7. Ishmael spent time on the Enderby many years after his voyage on the Pequod.

8. Ishmael had dissected a small whale and measured the skeleton of a beached whale.

9. The skeleton was their temple and god.

10. Whales will survive eternally.