Captain Ahab in Moby Dick: Character Analysis & Quotes


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In the novel Moby-Dick, what is Captain Ahab's sole mission in life?

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1. In the novel Moby-Dick, what does Captain Ahab blame Moby-Dick for?

2. In the novel Moby-Dick, what is Captain Ahab's religion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Captain Ahab is the captain of the whale hunting ship from Herman Melville's novel, 'Moby-Dick'. This quiz/worksheet combo will give you an overview of his character in the context of the novel, and you'll be tested on things such as his physical characteristics and his persona.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What Captain Ahab's sole mission in life is
  • What Captain Ahab blames Moby-Dick for
  • Which religion Captain Ahab practices
  • The unusual characteristics of his face
  • The narrator of 'Moby-Dick'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Captain Ahab in 'Moby-Dick'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Captain Ahab's mission is and why he feels compelled towards it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the narrator of 'Moby-Dick' as well as the obsessive Captain Ahab.

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific character in one of the most popular novels of all time, review the corresponding lesson on Captain Ahab in 'Moby-Dick'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces what the novel is about
  • Provides an analysis on Ahab's character and physical description
  • Discusses his madness and want for revenge on Moby-Dick
  • Examines what the motto of the novel is