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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many decks did the Spanish ship Natividad have?
(a) two
(b) one
(c) four
(d) three

2. What does Captain Hornblower do at the same time every morning?
(a) He takes to the quarter deck and paces for an hour.
(b) He commands Lydia to beat to quarters.
(c) He climbs the foremast.
(d) He drills his crew.

3. What had Hornblower been ordered to do with Lydia?
(a) sink it rather than surrender
(b) stay out of sight until arrival at the Gulf of Fonseca
(c) hand it over to El Supremo
(d) use it to immmedately take Natividad

4. Who comes aboard Lydia in a small craft to speak with Hornblower?
(a) Hernandez Lopez
(b) Manuel Hernandez
(c) Don Juan
(d) El Suprempo

5. Hornblower is ordered to go to the palace of whom?
(a) El Supremo
(b) Manuel Hernandez
(c) Jesus de Natividad
(d) Hernando Alvarez

Short Answer Questions

1. Hornblower was ordered to form an alliance with whom in rebellion against Spain?

2. How many guns does Natividad have on board?

3. What did the burgoo the captain ate for breakfast consist of?

4. Which of the crew likes to rap the seamen with his rattan cane?

5. The novel takes place during what war?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hornblower do with the captured officers and crew of Natividad?

2. Why do you think it was a wise decision of Hornblower not to get familiar with his lieutenants and to remain aloof and close-mouthed?

3. Hornblower is not close to any of the crew under him and neither is El Supremo close to his men. What are some of the differences between Hornblower's relationship with his men and the behavior El Supremo exhbits toward his men?

4. What does Hornblower see on his way to El Supremo's palace?

5. Describe Lydia, the ship Hornblower was a captain of.

6. What are some of the insults Hornblower disregards in order to accomplish his goals?

7. What was weighing heavily on Captain Hornblower's mind after 7 months at sea?

8. Describe the actual battle that ensues after Lydia takes Navtividad by surprise?

9. What does Hornblower do when he is told Natividad is approaching?

10. What was Captain Hornblower ordered to do by the British admiralty?

(see the answer keys)

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