Special Sub-Topic: Classic American Novels
|In 'Moby Dick', what is the name of the tattooed cannibal whom Ishmael meets at the Spouter Inn in New Bedford and who later turns out to be an excellent friend during the quest for the white whale ?|
Queequeeg. Tashtego is a Gay Head Indian and becomes Stubb's harpooner. Daggoo is a gigantic Negro savage, and becomes Flash's harpooner. Fedallah is the mysterious Parsee who ,as a harpooner,works for Captain Ahab himself.Queequeeg is Starbuck's harpooner. Both are 'reasonable people'.
|In Melville's Moby Dick story there is a prophecy that Captain Ahab must see two hearses at sea before he can be killed.The first 'not made by mortal man', the second 'grown in America'. Moreover it is said he can only be killed by _______________?|
hemp. During his fight with Moby Dick, Captain Ahab will be caught by a rope and strangled. The first hearse will be the back of the whale himself, carrying Fedallah's corpse.The second is the ship itself, the Pequod, the wood of which is from American trees.
|In John Steinbeck's novel, 'The Grapes of Wrath', from which U.S.A. state do the impoverished Joad family leave in order to travel West and find a new existence?|
Oklahoma. They are sharecroppers and are victims of the 'Dust Bowl'.
|Who in the 'Grapes of Wrath' says ' This country ain't no good, but it's my country', and has to be drugged before the Joads can load him/her aboard their wheezing Hudson truck?|
Granpa Joad. Rose of Sharon's name is often shortened to 'Rosasharn'.She is pregnant. Granma Joad is rather testy and lecherous for a grannie. Grampa knows only one type of life: fighting Indians and tilling the soil.
|Which member of the Joad family is on parole and has been told by the judge not to leave his homestate ?|
Tom Joad. Noah is deformed and disfigured by a birth injury. Pa Joad is a hard-working, dogged man. Tom is normally loyal to family and friends, in the face of injustice he is easily roused to violence. Al Joad is a lusty sixteen-year old. He is also a gifted automechanic.
|In what way is Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby' related to the narrator Nick Carraway ?|
She is his cousin.. Another way in which they are related is that Daisy's friend Jordan Baker is Nick Carraway's 'occasional' girlfriend.
|With whom does Myrtle Wilson deceive her husband George?|
Tom Buchanan. Jay and James are the same person. Daisy Buchanan , who once was about to marry Gatsby, is also unfaithful to her husband . In the course of the story she becomes Jay Gatsby's mistress. However, in the course of the story the relationship goes to pieces again.
|In the course of the story Jay Gatsby tries to win back the love of the girl-friend he had before the war.But Daisy disappoints him when she is unable and refuses to say that she has never loved __________|
Tom Buchanan. Daisy is the girl whom Jay lost when he was away in the war.He wants to win her back by a display of luxury and glitter.
|Who was at the steering-wheel of the car that killed Myrtle Wilson?|
Daisy Buchanan. Most people thought Jay would have been driving. Zelda was Scott Fitzgerald's wife.
|How does Jay Gatsby finally get killed ?|
George Wilson shoots him. George Wilson has quite a few reasons to dislike Gatsby.Jay had an affair with her. He was also thought to be responsible for the death of Wilson's wife Myrtle. Later Nick discovers that Tom has given the wrong information to George.
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