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 does Flashman surmise is the only way that people like Scud East and Tom Brown will ever be happy?

2. What does the Silk One call Flashman?

3. What does the Silk One do to help persuade Flashman to fight?

4. After the Russian steam bath, what does Count Pencherjevsky propose to Flashman?

5. How does Flashman flatter the Pencherjevsky family?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why East left Flashman to the Russians.

2. How does the Silk One react to Flashman's reasoning for not wanting to help Yakub Beg and his people fight the Russians?

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

4. How does Flashman eventually get caught? What happens to Scud East?

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. How does East feel when Flashman throw's Valla overboard? Describe his reaction.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the women in Flashman's life. Answer the question of whether or not they are strong characters. Are they good role models? Why or why not?

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

Do you think that the Cold War, which was very much underway in the 1970s when George MacDonald Fraser wrote Flashman at the Charge, had an influence on how Fraser portrayed Russia in the novel? Why or why not? Support your answer.

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