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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What item from the Bellipotent becomes sacred to the crew?
(a) The medallion.
(b) The spar.
(c) The torn topsail.
(d) The jib.

2. What sentence does the court render in chapter 23?
(a) Keelhauling.
(b) Death.
(c) Flogging.
(d) Confinement.

3. Who is allowed to communicate with Billy in chapter 23?
(a) The Dansker.
(b) The chaplain.
(c) Red Whiskers.
(d) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.

4. What time is dogwatch?
(a) 3:00 a.m.
(b) 6:00 a.m.
(c) 3:00 p.m.
(d) 6:00 p.m.

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

6. Why does the crew assemble together in chapter 25?
(a) To witness a flogging.
(b) To protest Billy's punishment.
(c) To witness a keelhauling.
(d) To witness an execution.

7. What hits Captain Vere in chapter 28?
(a) A musket ball.
(b) A wayward jib.
(c) A falling spar.
(d) A dagger.

8. How does Billy react to his impending doom?
(a) He curses.
(b) With anger.
(c) Calmly.
(d) By crying loudly.

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

10. How does Claggart die?
(a) The valet stabs him.
(b) He hangs himself.
(c) Billy hits him.
(d) Captain Vere shoots him.

11. In chapter 25, what does the crew cry in unison?
(a) "Handsomely done, my lad!"
(b) "Let him go!"
(c) "God bless Captain Vere!"
(d) "Handsome is as handsome does it, too!"

12. In chapter 20, what does the surgeon want to do?
(a) Leave the ship.
(b) Bury Claggart at sea.
(c) Have a stiff drink.
(d) Follow standard procedure.

13. Where is Billy taken in chapter 19?
(a) The captain's cabin.
(b) The brig.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) Offshore.

14. In chapter 23, when is the crew called together?
(a) At dogwatch.
(b) An hour past dogwatch.
(c) At sunset.
(d) An hour before dogwatch.

15. Which country does the rival ship in chapter 28 represent?
(a) Italy.
(b) France.
(c) Spain.
(d) Germany.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Captain Vere treat Billy in chapter 22?

2. How is Billy's body prepared for burial?

3. Why doesn't the chaplain try to intervene on Billy's behalf?

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

5. What does the chaplain feel is better than religion for facing judgment?

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