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. Which Captain is involved in the mutiny at Nore?
(a) Captain Bligh.
(b) Captain Vere.
(c) Captain Graveling.
(d) Captain Budd.

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

3. What is the greatest fear in the British Navy?
(a) A tsunami.
(b) Losing the sextant.
(c) Mutiny.
(d) Capsizing.

4. When does the Spithead mutiny occur?
(a) January of 1924.
(b) August of 1697.
(c) April of 1797.
(d) September of 1897.

5. Why does Billy join the British navy?
(a) He is conscripted into service.
(b) His best friend is joining up and convinces him to follow.
(c) His father is a naval Captain.
(d) He wants to defend his country.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event occurring on land mirrors a naval mutiny?

2. Which battle does the Victory's quarterdeck decoration commemorate?

3. Which country is described as ruling the seas?

4. What often causes a mutiny?

5. Which types of historical figures are often compared to Billy?

(see the answer key)

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