Moby Dick Overview Quiz

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!

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

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

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  3. How does Ahab die?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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