Billy Budd Sailor

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Billy Budd Quizzes & Trivia

A short test about Billy Budd the Sailor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Billy can be best described as.
    • A. 

      Innocent

    • B. 

      Daredevil

    • C. 

      Loud

    • D. 

      Crude

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the ship which billy was transfered from?
    • A. 

      Lovelylady

    • B. 

      Bigboy

    • C. 

      HMS Bellipotent

    • D. 

      The Rights of Man

  • 3. 
    What is Billy accused for when he kills John Claggart?
    • A. 

      Running away

    • B. 

      Killing another sailor

    • C. 

      Mutiny

    • D. 

      He wasn't accused for anything

  • 4. 
    What was the name of the french vessel, by which Captain Vere was killed?
    • A. 

      Athee

    • B. 

      The Vessel

    • C. 

      Casa Blanca

    • D. 

      Monchere

  • 5. 
    Melville distinguishes Billy from conventional heroes by:
    • A. 

      Not being popular

    • B. 

      Making him a stutterer

    • C. 

      Not being confident

    • D. 

      Being very quite

  • 6. 
    When the court questioned Claggart's motive in accusing Billy Vere called said it was:
    • A. 

      Vere didn't answer

    • B. 

      Claggart being correct in accusing Billy, even though no evidence was presented

    • C. 

      Claggart being jealous

    • D. 

      A mystery of iniquity

  • 7. 
    What were Captain Vere's last words?
    • A. 

      Life has been good to me

    • B. 

      Billy, please forgive me

    • C. 

      Forgive me lord for i have sinned

    • D. 

      Billy Budd, Billy Budd

  • 8. 
    When the chaplain visited billy he?
    • A. 

      Did not mind, he gained nothing

    • B. 

      Broke down crying

    • C. 

      Gave a confession

    • D. 

      Killed him

  • 9. 
    As billy entered Vere's quarters, what was he expecting to happen?
    • A. 

      To be dismissed from the ship

    • B. 

      To be promoted to Coxwain

    • C. 

      To be killed

    • D. 

      To be asked to take over Claggart's job

  • 10. 
    Billy's first clue as to why Claggart despises him:
    • A. 

      The Dansker

    • B. 

      He was told by fellow ship mates

    • C. 

      He over hears Claggart talking to himself

    • D. 

      He never realizes

  • 11. 
    What is the major theme in the story?
  • 12. 
    What two characters show this theme? how?
  • 13. 
    How is Billy viewed by the crew? Claggart?
  • 14. 
    Are they viewed differently? how so? if yes how do they differ?
  • 15. 
    Who is the protagonist and the antagonist in the story?
  • 16. 
    How can the theme be applied to everyday life? Does it even apply to everyday life? 
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