Flashman at the Charge Test | Final 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 is the scene that Flashman encounters when he is placed in the cell with two men?

2. Who of Flashman's captors is the most vile?

3. What is the tortured man's name?

4. How does Flashman portray Aunt Sara?

5. What does Kutebar say that a word of thanks between warriors should be?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why, even though Flashman is a British gentleman and soldier, Count Ignatieff tells him that Flashman will receive no mercy.

2. Describe why Flashman feels comforted by the desert.

3. Describe the dream the Flashman had the second night he was in the cell.

4. Explain why Flashman might consider his predicament in Chapter 8 as "poetic justice".

5. What are the events that occur during the peasant rebellion, which allow Flashman and East to escape?

6. Explain how Flashman and East end up taking Valla with them on their escape.

7. Describe the situation that Flashman walks into when he is put in the cell.

8. Explain why Count Pencherjevsky doesn't like Valla's husband?

9. Describe what happened with the priest and the political agitator, Blank.

10. Explain why Izzat Kutebar feels slightly ashamed of the way that he, Flashman and Yakub Beg were rescued from Fort Raim.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think Lord Raglan is being hypocritical in his admonition of Flashman regarding the death of Prince William? Describe why or why not, and support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

History is often written in the eye of the beholder. The battles shown here in Flashman at the Charge are real historical events, even though Flashman himself was not a real person. Pick one of the major battles in the novel, research its real-life equivalent, and compare and contrast Flashman's account to the account written by true historians.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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