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

2. Which Native American tribe does Flashman fear the most?

3. What is the argument in the Traveler's Club about?

4. What name does Susie know Flashman as?

5. How does Susie's business fare in the new city that she has chosen to set up shop in?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Flashman describe Wootton?

2. What request does Cleonie startle Flashman with?

3. Describe how Flashman betrays Cleonie.

4. When Flashman and Grattan Nugent-Hare meet again, what does Nugent-Hare enlighten Flashman with?

5. Why does Flashman feel momentarily sorry for Peter Omohundro?

6. Describe how Flashman enjoys the frontier alone.

7. What difference does Flashman notice about the "Oregoners" compared to those people who are bound for California?

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

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

10. Why is Flashman nervous when he realizes that Grattan Nugent-Hare served in the British Army?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Harry Flashman is clearly the protagonist of the novel, but would you consider him a hero or an anti-hero? Support your answer with evidence from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Do you think that George MacDonald Fraser uses stereotypes in Flashman and the Redskins? Why or why not? Please support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think Flashman is so humble about his past successes? Do you think his successes were merely by accident, as he states or does Flashman have underlying characteristics which make him successful in his ventures? Support your answer.

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