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

2. Who causes the uncomfortable incident in chapter 10?
(a) Claggart.
(b) Billy.
(c) Red Whiskers.
(d) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.

3. What often causes a mutiny?
(a) Unhappy sailors.
(b) Sailors who drink too much and fight.
(c) Illness.
(d) A sudden gust of wind.

4. Which character is known for his cheerful disposition?
(a) John Claggart.
(b) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.
(c) Billy Budd.
(d) Captain Vere.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Billy and Claggart's relationship like before they sail together on the Bellipotent?

3. Which Captain is involved in the mutiny at Nore?

4. What is John Claggart's position on the ship?

5. What one item changes the face of warfare?

(see the answer key)

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