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 country's flag does Looney fetch for Comb's service?

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

3. What kind of female warriors does Flashman see in the third section?

4. To what country does Crixus want Flashman to escort Randolph?

5. What is the name of Spring's clipper?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Flashman plan to escape at the end of Chapter 6?

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

3. What does the U.S. Navy do with Flashman in this section?

4. How does Flashman almost kill Bryant?

5. What happens to Looney in this section?

6. What does Flashman pack with him to take to Louisiana?

7. What is the story Sullivan relates to Flashman about another captain of slaver?

8. How does Spring's reaction to the Amazons differ from the reactions of his crew?

9. What is Sullivan's opinion of Spring?

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

Examine sex in the book.

1. How do the characters in the book view sex?

2. How did 1850s American and British society view sex?

3. How did the public react to the book's sex when it was first published? How would the public react to a similar book today?

Essay Topic 2

What was Spring's life like as a slave trader? Why does Spring make such a successful slave trader? How did he justify the work to himself?

Essay Topic 3

What were the arguments for and against slavery in the 1850s? What are Fraser's opinions on putting an end to slavery in the 1850s and how does he express them? Do you agree or disagree with Fraser's opinion?

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