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

2. Where does the first recorded mutiny of the British Navy occur?
(a) Brighton.
(b) Timor.
(c) Nore.
(d) Spithead.

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

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

5. What is Billy and Claggart's relationship like after they begin working together on the Bellipotent?
(a) Billy and Claggart hate each other viciously.
(b) Claggart hates Billy, who is too naive to recognize his animosity.
(c) Billy hates Claggart, who is too dull to recognize his animosity.
(d) Billy and Claggart are good friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What attitude does Captain Vere gain from his studies?

2. What is John Claggart's responsibility on board the ship?

3. Which famous character does the Victory's quarterdeck decoration commemorate?

4. What is Billy's one weakness?

5. Which character is known for his simplicity and naiveté?

(see the answer key)

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