Moby Dick Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know the most famous novel by Herman Melville? There’s no doubt that it is Moby Dick, one of the greatest books ever written on the sea. This book is considered among the top 2 of Great American Novels of the 19th century. Do you feel ready to take on our fun trivia quizzes based on this book? How well do you remember the plot of this masterpiece?

Would you recognize the literary devices used in the book? The original version of Moby Dick was considered too inappropriate for the British audience and there was a new edition made to cater for them. Would you guess which themes were censored? Take these quizzes and relive the greatly exalted piece of American Romanticism and those fond memories of your youth.

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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