Moby Dick Quizzes & Trivia

Ever wondered about the story behind Moby Dick? Try one of these quizzes online about Moby Dick and challenge what you already know about this brilliant piece of art.


Level 104-105

Questions: 33  |  Attempts: 159   |  Last updated: Apr 6, 2015
  • Sample Question
    The author says that Moby Dick is whiter than ______.

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale chronicles the strange journey of an ordinary seaman named Ishmael who signs on for a whaling voyage in 1840s Massachusetts.Take this quiz to see if you can remember the basic plot of Herman Melville's...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 102   |  Last updated: Jan 7, 2013
  • Sample Question
    The first three words of this book are perhaps the most famous in literature.  What are they?




Moby Dick Questions and Answers


  • The author says that Moby Dick is whiter than ______.
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  • Ismael is a sailor.
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  • Who did the barman say was the finest whaler on the ocean?
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  • The first three words of this book are perhaps the most famous in literature.  What are they?
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  • Where is the story set?
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  • Ishmael  travels to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he stays in a whalers’ inn. Since the inn is rather full, he has to share a bed with a harpooner from the South Pacific.  What is the name of the whaler?
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