Billy Budd Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Billy's father?
(a) He is a foundling, and doesn't know his father.
(b) Captain Bligh.
(c) George Budd, a merchant sailor.
(d) Captain Graveling.

2. What causes Billy to lose his voice on occasion?
(a) Illness.
(b) Stress.
(c) An odd genetic malfunction.
(d) Fear.

3. In chapter four, which sailor is hailed as the greatest of all time?
(a) Admiral Nelson.
(b) Captain Bligh.
(c) Captain Graveling.
(d) Captain Vere.

4. How does Admiral Nelson keep his sailors under control?
(a) Bribing them.
(b) Terrorizing them into submission.
(c) By winning their admiration.
(d) The threat of death.

5. What event occurring on land mirrors a naval mutiny?
(a) A public execution.
(b) A trial.
(c) A revolution.
(d) A democratic election.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a mutiny?

2. Who is Billy Budd?

3. In chapter four, which naval commander is hailed as one of the greatest strategists of all time?

4. Which mutiny is referred to as "the Great Mutiny"?

5. Why doesn't Captain Graveling want Billy to leave the ship?

(see the answer key)

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