Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What often causes a mutiny?
2. What affliction plagues Billy when he is nervous?
3. What does Andrew Marvell create that commemorates Captain Vere?
4. In what year does Billy Budd's story take place?
5. What is Billy and Claggart's relationship like before they sail together on the Bellipotent?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Billy Budd witness happening to a young sailor aboard ship that has a significant impact on him?
2. What is unusual about Billy's death?
3. What happens during Captain Vere's final hours?
4. How does Captain Vere explain Billy's execution to the crew?
5. What descriptions are given of the morning as Billy Budd is brought out to face his execution?
6. Why isn't the chaplain worried about Billy's impending judgment?
7. Describe Billy's funeral.
8. Who is revealed as being the tormentor playing dirty tricks on Billy Budd?
9. What is Billy's one flaw?
10. What happens when the Bellipotent notices an enemy ship approaching them on the water?
According to Melville, why are sailors more trusting than men who live on land? How does age and training relate to the trust Melville claims sailors exhibit? Why does Billy have a greater sense of trust than Claggart since both are sailors?
Claggart is often referred to in the text as being completely evil, working tirelessly to bring into fruition Billy Budd's demise.
Part 1. Describe the characteristics or actions that Claggart is given that support his comparisons to pure evil.
Part 2. Describe the characteristics or actions that Claggart is given that contradict his comparisons to pure evil.
Part 3. Discuss whether or not you believe comparing Claggart to pure evil is a fair, and accurate, comparison.
After Billy Budd's death, two characters, known as the purser and the surgeon, discuss Billy's life and the significance of his death. Describe the two points of view that the men had, and explain what these two opinions symbolize to the reading audience as a whole.
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