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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In chapter 18, which character reports suspicious behavior of a sailor to Captain Vere?
(a) John Claggart.
(b) Billy Budd.
(c) Lieutenant Ratcliffe.
(d) The Dansker.
2. In the article about the Bellipotent, how is John Claggart presented?
(a) As an honest, hard working victim.
(b) As a misunderstood officer.
(c) As a hero who discovers a mutinous plot.
(d) As a foreigner who is conscripted into the navy.
3. When is Billy due to be executed?
(a) At midnight.
(b) As soon as the ship lands.
(c) After a legal trial on shore.
(d) In the early morning watch.
4. What does one of Billy's fellow sailors create as a tribute to his fallen shipmate?
(a) A medallion.
(b) A sculpture.
(c) A plaque.
(d) A poem.
5. What hits Captain Vere in chapter 28?
(a) A wayward jib.
(b) A dagger.
(c) A falling spar.
(d) A musket ball.
Short Answer Questions
1. To what do most of the crew attribute the odd circumstances surrounding Billy's death?
2. Which character becomes very friendly towards Billy in chapter 17?
3. Who encourages the court to consider the death penalty during Billy's trial?
4. Which animals appear at Billy's funeral?
5. Where is Billy buried?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Claggart's funeral.
2. What irony is evident in the nature of Captain Vere's death?
3. What is unusual about Billy's death?
4. What explanation does Billy give for being called to the captain's cabin in chapter 19?
5. What religious event compares to Billy's funeral?
6. What accusation does Claggart bring against Billy?
7. Describe Billy's funeral.
8. How does Claggart's expression begin to betray his feelings in chapter 17?
9. Why doesn't Billy confront the afterguardsman or Claggart about any of the incidents that occurs?
10. Why does Captain Vere insist that the drumhead court render judgment according to the Mutiny Act?
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