Billy Budd Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In chapter 17, how does Claggart react when he and Billy suddenly meet?
(a) He moves aside and nods hello.
(b) He clears his throat and looks down.
(c) He does not acknowledge Billy's presence.
(d) His eyes flash and his face reddens.

2. Which famous character does the Victory's quarterdeck decoration commemorate?
(a) Captain Bligh.
(b) Admiral Nelson.
(c) Captain Vere.
(d) Captain Graveling.

3. Which character becomes very friendly towards Billy in chapter 17?
(a) The Dansker.
(b) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.
(c) The afterguardsman.
(d) John Claggart.

4. In chapter four, which naval commander is hailed as one of the greatest strategists of all time?
(a) Captain Bligh.
(b) Captain Vere.
(c) Captain Graveling.
(d) Admiral Nelson.

5. What one item changes the face of warfare?
(a) The crossbow.
(b) The longbow.
(c) Gunpowder.
(d) The sword.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Billy on the uppermost deck in chapter 14?

2. How do Captain Vere's officers view their commander's seafaring skills?

3. What type of personal life does Captain Vere lead?

4. Which two characters begin to suspect Billy of wrongdoing?

5. Which types of books does Captain Vere prefer?

(see the answer key)

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