Beat to Quarters Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the repairs on the ship what is Hornblower's main concern?

2. Where does Lady Barbara take up residence aboard Lydia, displacing the person who resided there before?

3. Before Lydia could be beached for the carpenters to work on her bottom what had to be done?

4. What difficulty does Hornblower encounter after his visit with the Viceroy and his return to Lydia?

5. What was the chief fear Hornblower had going into battle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Lady Barbara wearing when she boards Lydia?

2. Who seeks passage aboard Lydia and why?

3. Describe what Lady Barbara does in the cockpit.

4. What is Hornblower decked out in when he goes ashore at Panama?

5. What is Hornblower supposed to do before dealing with Natividad?

6. Who accompanies Lady Barbara?

7. Upon sighting Natividad, both ships shortening sail due to foul weather, what does Hornblower do unexpectedly when the two shipd are on a collision course?

8. What is Hornblower instructed to do by the Spanish officers who boarded Lydia?

9. After being refused safe harbor at Panama, what does Hornblower do?

10. What does El Supremo hope to do with Natividad?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Describe the refitting which had to be done to the Lydia before it could resume the battle.

2) Describe the sad duty Hornblower has to do which takes him momentarily away from repairing the ship.

3) Describe the cable tier where Lady Barbara must remain for safety during the battle.

4) Choose one of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) What supplies is the Lydia out of? Why is it imperative that the Lydia replenish these supplies?

2) How does Hornblower go about getting El Supremo and Manuel Hernandez to restock the Lydia?

3) What disturbing incident takes place during the restocking of the Lydia? Why does Hornblower handle the disturbing incident?

4) Choose one of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) Describe the ship Natividad. List the advantages it would have in a naval battle. Include the crew in your description.

2) Describe the Lydia. What advantages would it have in a naval battle? Include the crew in your description.

3) Describe the first encounter between the Natividad and the Lydia. What is the strategy Hornblower uses? What is the outcome of the battle?

4) Choose one the three topics to write on.

(see the answer keys)

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