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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Hornblower gain his first view of Atropos?
(a) At Wereworth.
(b) At Brendford.
(c) At Piccadilly.
(d) At Deptford.

2. What is the Speedwell?
(a) The flagship of the fleet.
(b) A French privateer.
(c) An American privateer.
(d) A ship that needs to be salvaged.

3. Why does Admiral St. Vincent apologize?
(a) For the Prince's arrogance.
(b) He does not apologize.
(c) For leaving Hornblower to the "wolves."
(d) For Hornblower's confusion.

4. What fascinates Hornblower on the trip?
(a) The way the scrawny mules are able to pull so much weight.
(b) The various types of terrain they pass.
(c) The way the sails are manipulated.
(d) The way the boat is constructed.

5. What is Hornblower missing?
(a) His hat.
(b) His sword.
(c) His left epaulet.
(d) His watch.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does Atropos arm his crew?

2. What sort of manner does McCullum maintain?

3. Where does the Hornblower family board the vessel?

4. How is Hornblower when he meets St. Vincent?

5. What does Hornblower send ashore?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hornblower gain a French privateer as his prize and what is the end result of the operation?

2. What happens at Oxford to relieve Hornblower of his volunteer job and then what does Hornblower do?

3. After attempting to engage Hornblower in conversation, with whom does the tiller man talk and what is her response?

4. Who and what does Hornblower take on board at Gibraltar?

5. Describe the boat's journey from the tunnel to Oxford.

6. Why does Hornblower change the original plans for the docking and offloading of the coffin?

7. What happens to cause a crisis for Hornblower and what is his first response?

8. Describe Maria Hornblower.

9. What is recovered from the sea and what does Hornblower figure out from the object?

10. Describe Hornblower's encounter with the King.

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