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. In chapter two, how does Billy react to his new shipmates?
(a) He is cheerful and friendly.
(b) He is easily angered.
(c) He is afraid of the older sailors.
(d) He is sad and gloomy.

2. What event motivates Billy to excel in his duties?
(a) A keelhauling.
(b) A hanging.
(c) His promotion.
(d) A scourging.

3. Which character remains cheerful, despite clandestine attempts of persecution?
(a) Captain Vere.
(b) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.
(c) Claggart.
(d) Billy.

4. What is Billy's responsibility on board the ship?
(a) To plan the day's work and assign tasks to the deck crew.
(b) To handle the sails on the foremast.
(c) To maintain order on the lower gun decks.
(d) To be responsible for the ship's cargo and crew.

5. Which character is known for his simplicity and naiveté?
(a) Captain Vere.
(b) Billy Budd.
(c) John Claggart.
(d) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is responsible for the tricks being played on Billy?

3. Who commands the Bellipotent in chapter six?

4. How is discipline maintained on the Bellipotent?

5. What is Billy's one weakness?

(see the answer key)

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