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Billy Budd

Billy Budd

  

by Herman Melville

Billy Budd: Quotes (What was Said) 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. Who "though happily endowed with gaiety of high health, youth, and a free heart, was yet by no means of a satirical turn"?


Billy Budd
John Claggart
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere
The Dansker
Captain Graveling
Q. Whose "conscience being but the lawyer to his will, made ogres of trifles"?


Billy's
Claggart's
Captain Edward's
Afterguard's
Squeak's
Q. Who asked, "But your scruples: do they move as in a dusk? Challenge them."?


Billy Budd
John Claggart
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere
The Dansker
Squeak
Q. Who said, "For the compassion, how can I otherwise but share it? But, mindful of paramount obligations, I strive against scruples that may tend to enervate decision."?


Billy Budd
John Claggart
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere
Squeak
The Dansker
Q. Who said, "Could I have used my tongue I would not have struck him. But he foully lied to my face and in presence of my captain, and I had to say something, and I could only say it with a blow, God help me!"?


Billy Budd
The Dansker
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere
Red Whiskers
Squeak
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