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Spithead and Nore mutinies: Quiz


Question 1: The father of the protagonist of ________'s The King's Own was hanged for his part in the Nore mutiny.
Frederick MarryatHoratio Nelson, 1st Viscount NelsonBermudaEngland

Question 2: Sailors on 16 ships in the Channel Fleet, commanded by Admiral Lord Bridport, protested at the living conditions aboard ________ vessels and demanded a pay raise.
HMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ocean (L12)Royal Navy

Question 3: Much of the Dewey Lambdin novel A King's Captain is set during the Nore Mutiny as seen by the protagonist, ________.
Royal NavyHoratio HornblowerHoratio Nelson, 1st Viscount NelsonAlan Lewrie

Question 4: [2] Other mutinies took place on the coast of Ireland and at the ________ and spread to the fleet under Admiral Jervis off the coast of Spain.
Table Mountain National ParkCape TownSouth AfricaCape of Good Hope

Question 5: Herman Melville's novel Billy Budd, and the opera based on it by ________, are set immediately after the main mutinies.
Pierre BoulezBenjamin BrittenDmitri ShostakovichOlivier Messiaen

Question 6: Research guide B8: The Spithead and Nore mutinies of 1797 (from the ________)
British MuseumRoyal Observatory, GreenwichImperial War MuseumNational Maritime Museum

Question 7: The mutiny at Spithead (an anchorage near ________) lasted from 16 April to 15 May, 1797.
Brighton and HovePortsmouthSouthamptonReading, Berkshire

Question 8: Parker was quickly convicted of treason and piracy and ________ from the yardarm of HMS Sandwich, the vessel where the mutiny had started.
Capital punishment in the United KingdomCapital punishment in the United StatesCapital punishmentHanging

Question 9: In the reprisals which followed, a total of 29 leaders were hanged, others sentenced to be flogged, imprisoned or transported to ________.
United KingdomCanadaBarbadosAustralia

Question 10: The Spithead and Nore mutinies were two major mutinies by sailors of the ________ in 1797.
HMS Ocean (L12)HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ark Royal (R07)Royal Navy

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