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. What is Captain Vere's nickname?
(a) Verdi.
(b) Starry Vere.
(c) Gentleman Vere.
(d) The Stalwart.

2. How does Claggart respond to the incident in chapter 10?
(a) "The fates are agin' us!"
(b) "You fool!"
(c) He is silent.
(d) "Handsomely done, my lad!"

3. What does another sailor try to give Billy in chapter 14?
(a) A package of dates.
(b) The wrong rope.
(c) Papers.
(d) Money.

4. What does the sailor in chapter 14 want Billy to join?
(a) A mutiny.
(b) A chess club.
(c) His ministry.
(d) A special forces troop.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who visits Billy in chapter 24?

2. Which two groups of people does Melville compare in chapter 16?

3. What other name is a reference to Captain Vere?

4. How does Claggart die?

5. In chapter 17, how does Claggart react when he and Billy suddenly meet?

(see the answer key)

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