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Moby-Dick

by: Herman Melville

Context Quick Quiz

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After his father’s death, thirteen-year-old Herman Melville was forced to find work ___.

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How old was Herman Melville when he made his first sea voyage as a merchant sailor?

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What was the name of the whaling ship on which Melville spent 18 months between 1841 and 1842?

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Which American literary figure, to whom Moby Dick was dedicated, influenced Melville’s writing?

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In what decade did historians rediscover and promote the previously ignored Moby Dick as a seminal work of American literature?