Flash for Freedom! Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Lincoln take Flashman aside to talk about?

2. Who does Lincoln describe as a nuisance?

3. To what city does Fairbrother want to rush Flashman?

4. What kind of gun does Spring order Flashman to demonstrate?

5. Who takes an arrow in the throat?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Spring and his crew try to leave Apokoto?

2. Why is Flashman's decision to stand for Parliament seen as a good thing all round?

3. What does the reader learn about Amazons in this section?

4. What is Sullivan's opinion of Spring?

5. How does Flashman's seasickness affect him aboard the Balliol College?

6. How does Flashman almost kill Bryant?

7. How does Spring deal with the slaves once they are aboard the ship?

8. How does Morrison save Flashman?

9. What is happening in England when Flashman returns?

10. Why does Flashman think Elspeth's child is not his?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author wrote FLASH FOR FREEDOM! in the first person. Why do you think the author chose to write the story in the first person? How do you think the meaning of the story would change if the author wrote it in the third person?

Essay Topic 2

Away from the main character, examine the way the author uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following historical figures in Fraser's book and discuss how Fraser represents him/her in FLASH FOR FREEDOM! and why he represents that person in that manner? Are there people who would argue against Fraser's representation of that person's life?

1. Abraham Lincoln.

2. Benjamin Disraeli.

3. King Gezo.

4. Fanny Locke.

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