Billy Budd Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Billy's position on the ship?
(a) Chief Mate.
(b) Boatswain.
(c) Master-at-arms.
(d) Foretopman.

2. Which character is known for his malicious envy?
(a) Captain Vere.
(b) Billy Budd.
(c) John Claggart.
(d) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.

3. Who is Squeak?
(a) Claggart's pet mouse.
(b) Claggart's secret accomplice.
(c) The bosun.
(d) The ship's cook.

4. Who is Billy Budd?
(a) The captain of the HMS Bellipotent.
(b) A thief and troublemaker.
(c) A young native African who dresses in colorful clothes.
(d) A young fair-skinned, blue eyed foretopman.

5. Which character does Squeak create lies about?
(a) Captain Vere.
(b) Billy.
(c) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.
(d) Claggart.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character is described in chapter 11 as being "down" on Billy?

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

3. Who is Red Whiskers?

4. Why does Melville claim that certain men are morally depraved?

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

(see the answer key)

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