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Billy Budd

Billy Budd


by Herman Melville

Billy Budd: I’d Hate to Be This Guy’s Sparring Partner Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Billy Budd? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does Billy respond to Claggart’s accusation?

He hides his feelings and lets Claggart get away with it
He strongly voices his defense to the Captain
He punches Claggart in the face
He checks the yellow envelope, sees that Claggart’s accusation was incorrect, and removes his playing piece from the board
Q. What is the result of Billy’s actions?

He is promoted
He is named Sailor of the Month and receives a certificate good for one free fish filet sandwich
He is beaten up by his crewmates
He is sentenced to hang
Q. How does Captain Vere view Billy?

By standing back about thirty feet and squinting
As a son
As a heartless villain
As just another member of his crew
Q. What are Billy’s last words?

“God bless Captain Vere”
“May God have mercy on your souls”
“We are all children of God”
"Gosh, that hurts"
Q. What is the name of the French ship that battles the Bellipotent?

The Infidel
The Agnostic
The Atheist
The Hellbound