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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the downside of the success at the Semaphore?
(a) A last message got through.
(b) Many Englishmen died.
(c) They could not destroy the code.
(d) The French caught them.

2. What is the name of Pellew's ship?
(a) Tonage.
(b) Tornage.
(c) Tonto.
(d) Tonnant.

3. Who tells Hornblower that a single ship is ready?
(a) Doughty.
(b) Bush.
(c) Grimes.
(d) Cargill.

4. What does the admiral do to show his respect for Hornblower?
(a) Gives him a promotion.
(b) Shakes his hand in public.
(c) Salutes him at his wedding.
(d) Makes a toast at his wedding.

5. Why does Hornblower talk to Cotard?
(a) He has a place on the next mail ship.
(b) He has worked with Pellew in the past.
(c) He speaks perfect French.
(d) He is close to Cornwallis.

6. Why is Hornblower unable to have eggs from his personal store?
(a) They are too hard to cook.
(b) They went bad.
(c) They were stolen.
(d) They are broken.

7. How does Hornblower fix the trim of the ship?
(a) He takes down two smaller sails.
(b) He puts up an additional sail.
(c) He moves two cannons.
(d) He has the tack made correctly.

8. Where is the French semaphore station?
(a) Ushdalle.
(b) Brie.
(c) Brest.
(d) Unthialle.

9. Who has made the ship ready to sail?
(a) McGill.
(b) Hornblower.
(c) Doughty.
(d) Bush.

10. What does a French war ship do as they pass the Hotspur?
(a) Raise a white flag.
(b) Sing out their own anthem.
(c) Play England's anthem.
(d) Fire a blank shot.

11. What is Hornblower's favorite meal of the day?
(a) Dinner.
(b) Lunch.
(c) Breakfast.
(d) Tea time.

12. What causes the Hotspur to win the race with the Loire?
(a) The Loire falls into iron.
(b) The Hotspur unloads some weight.
(c) The Loire turns to shore.
(d) The Hotspur gets a good wind.

13. Who blubbers with fear when the mission with Cotard is about to go underway?
(a) Bush.
(b) Cotard.
(c) Grimes.
(d) Prowse.

14. How does the formality of his wedding make Hornblower feel?
(a) Angry.
(b) Proud.
(c) Nervous.
(d) Alone.

15. What gift does Hornblower get from his wife before he sets sail?
(a) A sword.
(b) A scarf.
(c) A revolver.
(d) Some gloves.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many ships of the lines are with the Hotspur's squadron?

2. Where does Hornblower plot a course after leaving England?

3. What is Prowse's position on the ship?

4. With what country was the Peace of Amiens made?

5. What happens to Hornblower when the ship hits open sea?

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