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PENGUIN READERS Teacher Support Programme

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Moby Dick While reading Chapters 1–3 1 Which word in italics is right? a Queequeg comes / doesn’t come from a whaling family. b Queequeg / Captain Ahab can see the future. c Captain Ahab is busy / sick. d The whalers laugh / shout at Queequeg. e The men are noisy / quiet after Queequeg throws his harpoon. f Captain Ahab has only one arm / leg. g Starbuck wants to find Moby Dick / other whales. h Ishmael / Pip can hear a strange sound. 2 Put the words in the sentences. afraid  angry  crazy  excited  happy interesting  strange  tired a Ishmael is ……………… when he arrives in Nantucket. b Elijah gives Ishmael a ……………… look. c Ishmael is ……………… after he talks to Elijah. d Starbuck is never ……………… . e The men on the Pequod are ……………… . f Captain Ahab is ……………… when he talks to his men. g The men are ……………… after Captain Ahab talks to them. h Starbuck thinks that Captain Ahab’s plan is ……………… . Chapters 4 – 6 3 Write the name from the box. You can use the same name more than once. Captain Ahab  Captain Boomer Fedallah  Ishmael  Starbuck  Stubb

a Who wears a strange white hat and has almost no teeth? ……………………………………………… b Who always shouts but is never angry? ……………………………………………… c Who is the captain of Ishmael’s small boat? ……………………………………………… d Who isn’t married? ………………………………………………

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e Who doesn’t want to help Captain Ahab? ……………………………………………… f Who doesn’t sleep well? ……………………………………………… g Who stays away from the other whalers? ……………………………………………… h Who sees the white whale first? ……………………………………………… Does Captain Ahab do these things? Write yes (Y) or no (N). a He goes out in a small boat. c b He tries to kill Stubb. c c He thinks about money. c d He talks to the captain of the Albatross. c e He thinks about his family. c f He smiles when he meets Captain Bloomer. c g He only talks to Fedallah. c h He smiles when he sees the whale. c

Chapters 7–8 5 Answer these questions. a Why are the men angry with Pip? ……………………………………………… b Why is Captain Ahab kind to Pip? ……………………………………………… c Why does Starbuck thank Captain Ahab? ……………………………………………… d What catches Pip when he jumps out of the boat? ……………………………………………… e What is Pip afraid of in the water? ……………………………………………… f What does Queequeg want? ……………………………………………… g Who sees the hand of God? ……………………………………………… h Who wants the ship to stop? ……………………………………………… i Who is very sick? ……………………………………………… 6 Work with a friend. Write the words. Think of as many answers as you can. a as cold as …………. …………. …………. b as hot as …………. …………. …………. c as white as …………. …………. …………. d as happy as …………. …………. ………….

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Moby Dick Chapters 9 –10 7 What happens first? What happens next? Write the numbers, 1–7. a c Ishmael wants Starbuck to shoot Captain Ahab. b c Captain Ahab brings Pip to his room. c c Captain Ahab throws his maps into the ocean. d c Captain Gardiner asks Captain Ahab for help. e c Captain Ahab has a bad dream. f c Captain Ahab loses his hat. g c The men fight sharks. 8 Are these sentences about the whalers right (3) or wrong (7)? a They put lights on the end of their harpoons. c b They think that Captain Ahab is dangerous. c c They tell Captain Ahab to forget the white whale. c d They try to kill Captain Ahab. c e They hear the calls of dead sailors. c f They look for Captain Gardiner’s son. c g Some of them laugh when Captain Ahab loses his hat. c Chapters 11–13 9 Who dies first? Write the numbers, 1–5. a c Queequeg b c Captain Ahab c c Starbuck and Pip d c The men in the boat e c Fedallah 10 Choose the right answer. a Captain Ahab talks to ….. about his family. 1) Ishmael 2) Fedallah 3) Starbuck b Ishmael thinks that Moby Dick is ….. . 1) beautiful 2) ugly 3) afraid

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Photocopiable c The whalers are ….. when they cannot find Fedallah. 1) interested 2) happy 3) not sad d On the ….. day, there is one whaling boat on the Pequod. 1) first 2) second 3) third e The whale’s body feels ….. . 1) warm 2) cold 3) soft f Captain Ahab dies ….. . 1) with a rope around his body 2) when the Pequod goes down 3) in the whale’s mouth g Ishmael is in the water for two ….. . 1) hours 2) days 3) weeks 11 Which of these words is not about Captain Ahab in these chapters? Put a 3. a afraid c b angry c c excited c d kind c e sad c f strong c g tired c

After reading 12 Find these in the pictures in the book. Write the page numbers. a a whale ……………………………………… b a harpoon …………………………………… c a whalebone leg …………………………….. d people rowing ………………………………. e a barrel ……………………………………… f a captain …………………………………….

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PENGUIN READERS Teacher Support Programme

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Moby Dick 1 Who are they? Match a–g with 1–7. a Ishmael ….. b Queequeg ….. c Captain Ahab ….. d Starbuck ….. e Stubb ….. f Fedallah ….. g Captain Gardiner ….. 1) He wanted to kill Moby Dick. 2) He had the chance to kill Captain Ahab, but he didn’t. 3) He was Ishmael’s good friend. He could see the future. 4) He was one of Captain Ahab’s men. He could see the future, too. 5) He always laughed and told funny stories. 6) He was looking for his son. 7) He survived the fight against Moby Dick. 2 Match the two parts of the sentences. a When the morning came, ….. b When the oil was ready, ….. c When other ships went past, ….. d When Pip helped the cook, ….. e When a whale hit the boat, ….. f When Captain Ahab was with Pip, ….. g When Moby Dick came out of the water, ….. h When Captain Ahab talked to Moby Dick, ….. 1) Pip jumped up. 2) his face was the face of the Devil. 3) the men put it into barrels. 4) his white body shone in the morning sun. 5) Ishmael and Queequeg were great friends. 6) he sang in the kitchen. 7) he was a different person. 8) Captain Ahab asked, “Did you see the white whale?” 3 Put the words from the box in the right places. angrily  badly  quickly  quietly  slowly a Queequeg spoke English …………… and carefully. b Captain Ahab once lost a fight so …………… that he lost his leg. c When everyone was excited to see the gold, only Starbuck stood …………… . d “What’s your problem?” Captain Ahab asked Starbuck …………… . e Captain Ahab came …………… when Tashtego shouted, “Whale!” c Pearson Education Limited 2008

Photocopiable 4 Circle the right words in italics. a Moby Dick was the oldest / largest animal in the ocean. b Moby Dick was beautiful / ugly. c Moby Dick had large / small black eyes. d Moby Dick could swim with many harpoons / sails. e Moby Dick brought a lot of gold / death. 5 Choose the right answer, 1, 2 or 3. a Why did Ishmael go to the town of Nantucket? ….. 1) Because he could see the whales there. 2) Because the first American whalers sailed from there. 3) Because it was near his home. b Where were the whalers from? ….. 1) America. 2) Pacific Ocean. 3) Many different countries. c Why did Fedallah watch for whales at night? ….. 1) Because you could see a white whale at night. 2) Because he had the eyes of a cat. 3) Because Fedallah could see the future. d What did Starbuck see on Captain Ahab’s table when he was asleep at the table? ….. 1) Maps. 2) A knife. 3) A gun. e Who took Captain Ahab’s hat? ….. 1) Starbuck. 2) Moby Dick. 3) A large black bird. 6 Find the opposites. You can choose one or more words from the box. bad  big  cold  evil  fast  huge  new quick  sad  ugly  unhappy  white  young a b c d e f g h

beautiful ………………………………………….. black ……………………………………………… good ……………………………………………… happy …………………………………………….. hot ……………………………………………….. old ……………………………………………….. slow ………………………………………………. small ………………………………………………

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