Billy Budd Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 24.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character is the hammock-boy sent to find in chapter 18?
(a) Billy Budd.
(b) John Claggart.
(c) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.
(d) The Dansker.

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

3. In chapter 18, which character does the captain consider promoting?
(a) The Dansker.
(b) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.
(c) John Claggart.
(d) Billy Budd.

4. How is discipline maintained on the Bellipotent?
(a) With unnecessary cruelty.
(b) Through a monetary system of rewards and penalties.
(c) In a relaxed fashion, almost too relaxed for Admiral Nelson.
(d) Strictly, but with fair consideration to the welfare of the sailors.

5. What is a "cat's paw"?
(a) A person who does another's dirty work.
(b) Slang for an anchor.
(c) A part of a cat.
(d) The joint between the mainsail and the topsail.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Billy react to his impending doom?

2. Why is Billy on the uppermost deck in chapter 14?

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

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

5. Why doesn't the surgeon question the captain's orders?

(see the answer key)

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