Captain Ahab's Death in Moby-Dick


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In the novel Moby Dick, who gives Ahab the prophecy about his death?

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1. During his sermon in Moby-Dick, Father Mapple tells the story of a biblical character who disobeyed God. Who was this character?

2. There are two elements of Nature that Ahab challenges in his pursuit of Moby Dick. One is the whale itself. What is the other?

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The quiz/worksheet combo lets you see what you know about Captain Ahab's death. The biblical character who disobeyed God and the prophecy of Ahab's death are topics you need to know for the quiz.

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Take the quiz to assess your understanding of:

  • How Ahab dies in Moby-Dick
  • Why Ahab doesn't turn the Pequod back to Nantucket
  • What character gives Ahab the prophecy of his death
  • Who Father Mapple says disobeyed God

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  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why Ahab doesn't turn the Pequod back to Nantucket and interpret it correctly

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