Flashman and the Redskins 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 name does Peter Omohundro call Flashman?

2. Three days into the journey west, what two trails diverge?

3. How does Flashman earn Wootton's respect?

4. What does Flashman show the men that he is arguing with?

5. Who's camp does Flashman enter while riding alone on the prairie?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the papers contain that Flashman was hiding from Captain Spring?

2. Why does Susie decide to stay and set her business up in Santa Fe?

3. Describe Susie's plan to get Flashman safely out of New Orleans.

4. How does Flashman say that he spent most of his time in the west?

5. Why was Flashman hiding these papers from Captain Spring?

6. Explain why Peter Omohundro has been after Flashman.

7. Why does Susie get in a huff when Colonel Owen tries to induce Wootton to "command" their caravan?

8. Why does Flashman get a little nervous after hearing of his father-in-law's death?

9. Why does Colonel Owens express admiration for Susie?

10. Why does Flashman say that the first few days on the trail are an illusion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think that Harry Flashman represents an archetype? Discuss why or why not and use examples from the novel to back up your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

The ethics of war are touched upon several times throughout the novel, with Flashman stating that, after a while, one becomes numb to these things. Do you think that is true? Did Flashman truly become numb? Please support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Is Flashman the quintessential "Man's Man?" Why or why not. Please support your answer.

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