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1

what made Manjiro angry with Captain Davis?

the captain aims a musket at Manjiro; the captain had never intended to let Manjiro go home to Japan

2

why does Captain Davis accuse Manjiro of insubordination?

Manjiro addresses the captain in a sharp tone instead of with respect

3

what does Manjiro accuse Captain Davis of doing?

lying about allowing Manjiro to go home and cheating him out of full pay for his service by giving him the position of steward

4

who wrestles Captain Davis to the ground?

the crew members who were plotting to mutiny

5

what is spotted as the crew commits mutiny against the captain?

flukes and spout; whales

6

who commands the crew to set course for whales?

Mr. Aken

7

what does Mr. Aken tell the crew will need to happen for the owners to forgive their mutiny?

bring the ship into port in America full of whale oil

8

who does the crew vote to become captain of the ship?

Mr. Aken

9

why does the crew have "a sacred duty to catch whales"?

to provide whale products to their families and countrymen in America

10

what are some of the uses for whale products?

stays in corsets, buggy whips, stiffening agent in clothes, fishing rods, divining rods, back supporters, tongue scrapers, penholders, boot shanks, shoehorns, brushes, lubricating oil for machinery, and lamp oil

11

what is the name for a group of whales?

a pod

12

who is nominated to become harpooner?

Manjiro

13

who is the last member of the crew to vote for John Mung as harpooner?

Jolly