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Billy Budd, Sailor

Herman Melville
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Further Study

Chapters 20-21 Quiz

Further Study Chapters 20-21 Quiz

1 of 5
How do the ship's surgeon and lieutenants view Captain Vere's statement that Billy must be hanged?

2 of 5
In Billy's trial before a drumhead court, who supports his claim that he is innocent of attempting mutiny?

3 of 5
During the trial, who argues that Claggart's accusation of mutiny is irrelevant to Billy's innocence of murder?

4 of 5
As the court deliberates, what does Captain Vere tell them they must consider before their individual consciences?

5 of 5
What two stark alternatives does Captain Vere present to the court?