Commodore Hornblower 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. Who comes to visit Hornblower's ship under a different name the day after the ball?

2. What disorients Hornblower at the event he attends with the Countess and her husband?

3. Who does Wychwood say is at now at war with France?

4. Where does Hornblower decide to go the day after the ball?

5. What does Hornblower hear as he discusses the impossibility of war?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Wychwood bring back from his diplomatic mission?

2. Who is marching against Russia after the destruction of the Blanchefleur, and how does Hornblower feel about this?

3. What does Braun try to do at the dinner and how is he stopped?

4. How does Hornblower treat his surprise visitor the day after the ball, and how is this treatment received?

5. Where does General Essen take Hornblower when he gets to shore, and how does Hornblower enjoy it?

6. What does Hornblower do to get his bomb ketches in on the action at Riga?

7. What terrible news is heard at the end of Chapter 21?

8. What does Hornblower do after the dinner, and what leads him to do this?

9. What happens as Hornblower is rowing to shore at Riga?

10. What does Hornblower notice about the siege work of the French at Riga?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hornblower endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

Essay Topic 2

Valor was a theme of this book that was very important to many of the characters involved. Where did this theme of valor present itself and how did these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 3

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

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