Flashman and the Mountain of Light: From the Flashman Papers, 1845-46 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. Who does the seven-year-old boy say he has come to see?

2. What country invented crytography?

3. What does Jeendan say her and Flashman must do before having pleasure?

4. What language can Elspeth speak well enough to get her through customs?

5. What has someone rigged to fall and crush Flashman?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author include editorial notes at the end of the novel?

2. What does Jeendan want Flashman to tell Broadfoot?

3. What part does the Koh-i-Noor paly in this section?

4. How does Jeenda react to her brother's death?

5. What does the editor say about Flash's representation of the Sutlej crisis?

6. How does Flash almost get into trouble in this section?

7. Why does Gardner say Jawaheer ordered Flashman's assassination?

8. What plans does Broadfoot say he has for Flash?

9. How do the Khalsa intend to torture Flashman?

10. What does Flash learn about Lal Singh in chapter twelve?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine Flashman's character across the whole series.

1.How does the author develop Flashman's character across the whole series?

2.What new elements does the novel add to Flashman's character?

Essay Topic 2

In what way is Flash similar in character to both Gardner and Jessa? Why do the students think Flash seems to identify with Jessa more? In what way does this highlight Flash's alleged cowardice? What is the purpose of the author seemingly using Gardner and Jessa as reflections of Flashman's own character?

Essay Topic 3

Pick a character from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

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