Flashman at the Charge 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. How does Flashman teach Cutts a lesson?

2. For a month after the war begins, what are Flashman and Prince William doing?

3. What does Willy do when confronted with the battle?

4. What surprises Flashman about the Russian peasants?

5. Where does Elspeth spend the night on the evening of the dance?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Flashman says that Elspeth is "in her element."

2. Why does Flashman weep so bitterly when he finds Willy dead?

3. Explain why Willy annoys Flashman in the events leading up to, and also during the first part of the Battle of Alma.

4. What reason is given for Lord Cardigan kicking Flashy out of the 11th Hussars 14 years earlier?

5. Explain the brutal incident that Flashman witnesses near the estate where he is to stay as a prisoner of war.

6. Explain why Flashman considers Raglan a hypocrite in Chapter 3.

7. Describe Captain Count Nicholas Pavlovitch Ignatieff.

8. Describe Lord Raglan's reaction to Prince William's death.

9. How does Flashman react when Willy states that he wants a whore?

10. When Lord Raglan chooses Flashman to look after Prince William, what are the qualifications he lists that are required for this particular position?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, Flashman states that "this memorial isn't about the history of the war, but about me." Despite this pronouncement, he still provides a vivid account of the war. Give your opinion on why he stated the above and support your answer from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Flashman compares British women and Russian women in Chapter 6. What differences and/or similarities does he note? Do these differences make his actions towards Russian women any different from his actions towards British women? Support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Does Flashman have a moral compass? Why or why not? Support your answer from the text.

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