Billy Budd Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 50:


The narrator states that Claggart pales in comparison to Billy Budd in all of these categories except one. Which of the following does the narrator NOT mention in comparison of the two men? (from Chapter 12)


How is Billy sentenced to be executed? (from Chapter 21)


What reason does the Purser give for Billy's odd death? (from Chapter 26)


What item from the Bellipotent becomes sacred to the crew? (from Chapter 30)


Why does Melville claim that certain men are morally depraved? (from Chapter 11)

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