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Pequod (Moby-Dick): Quiz


Question 1: Peleg has served as ________ for many years aboard her before obtaining his own command and later retiring from the sea.
Third MateChief MateSecond MateBoatswain

Question 2: The three masts of the ship are recent replacements, having been cut somewhere on the coast of ________ after the previous ones were lost overboard in a gale.
CanadaCambodiaJapanUnited Kingdom

Question 3: Melville somewhat based the story of the ship's ill-fated struggle with a ________ and its subsequent demise on that of the real-life whaleship Essex.
Fin whaleKiller whaleCetaceaSperm whale

Question 4: The Pequod is the fictional 19th century Nantucket whaleship that appears in the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by American author ________.
Joseph ConradHerman MelvilleArthur RansomeJoshua Slocum

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