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1

What does the sea probably symbolize in the final sequence from the selection?

Natures power over humanity

2

The white whale against whom ahab seeks vengeance

Caused ahab to lose his leg in a previous encounter

3

Melvilles deepest philosophical concern is with the

Nature of evil

4

Ahab's rambling monologues show that he is

single-minded

5

Which of these aspects of nature does the white whale not symbolize

Spiritual comfort

6

In "the Chase – – – third day, "which of the following is not one of the omens of disaster

Ahab nailing a gold going to the mast

7

Which of these choices lists characters from Moby – dick in descending rank

ahab-starbuck-stubb-ishmael

8

Which detail listed in the choices below most clearly suggests that ahab's footprints are a symbol in the following passage

The comparison relating them to "The footprints of his one unsleeping, ever – pacing thought"

9

What does stubb mean when he says of ahab, "The chicken that's in the show.' Twill soon be out "?

Something is bothering ahab and it will soon drive him to action

10

To ahab's mind, moby dick symbolizes a wall that

Must be broken to reach the truth behind it

11

What is the chief significance of ahab'sbeing drowned by his own harpoon line

It stresses the idea of that obsession and vengefulness are self-destructive

12

Why does Dr.Heidegger caution for elderly people to draw up rules?

Do you fear is they will revert to old behaviors and waste the gift

13

The most likely allegorical meaning of the entire story concerns

Youth and age

14

What does dr. Heidegger mean by referring to his subjects' potential "peculiar advantages quote?

They would experience youth for a second time

15

What does the water symbolize

eternal youth

16

Dr. Heidegger suggests that the experiment could benefit

young people

17

the four people who drink the doctors water samples for

Age

18

Why are the elderly people "inclined to swallow" the water "at once "

They are impatient to regain their youth

19

What positive effect does the veil have

Parson hooper is able to convert more sinners

20

"The ministers black veil" is a parable, which means that characters, events, and details of setting

Are simplified to teach a moral lesson

21

Based on this story, how would you describe Hawthorne's view of human nature?

Pessimistic

22

Which statement expresses a central theme of the story?

People are often unwilling to face the truth about themselves

23

Based on the rest of the story, what can you infer about the meaning of the following passage

Each person hides his or her darkest secrets from others for fear of what others will think

24

The narrator implies that in wearing the veil, the minister

Performs a symbolic act

25

When is the veil removed

never

26

T/F Starbuck is Ahab's most outspoken supporter

F

27

t/f The true purpose of the voyage is to hunt and kill moby-dick

t

28

t/f Tashtego is one of the harpooners

t

29

t/f To ahab, moby dick is merely a dumb animal

f

30

t/f Ahab offers a spanish gold coin to the sailor who first sights moby-dick

T