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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. What do the men on the ship have to man three out of four hours during the storms?
(a) The water pumps.
(b) The forecastle.
(c) The cannons.
(d) The crow's nest.

2. What increases in the army encampments on shore after Christmas?
(a) The cooking fires.
(b) The cannons.
(c) The shipping lines.
(d) The training exercises.

3. Why can Hornblower not get new water when he first gets into the bay?
(a) The men are too sick.
(b) The ship has to be fixed.
(c) Another storm comes.
(d) They have to fight some French guards.

4. What does Hornblower tell his crew when winter sets in?
(a) They must watch better than before.
(b) They must get rest when they can.
(c) They must prepare for surprises.
(d) They must combat homesickness.

5. What does Hornblower hesitate to add to the Butcher's Bill?
(a) Grimes's name.
(b) Fresh beef.
(c) Cotard's name.
(d) The damaged captain's cabin.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hornblower want his role in destroying the semaphore to appear?

2. Where is Hornblower told to go while he is talking to Doughty in the brig?

3. What does Hornblower do when he makes certain observations about the French after Christmas?

4. How does Hornblower plan to deal with Doughty?

5. What increases around the destroyed semaphore?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has caused the two frigates in Brest to ride lower than usual in the water?

2. How is England able to continue shipping and trading goods to other countries?

3. How does Hornblower feel about domestic life?

4. What does Doughty make for Hornblower on his first day in his service?

5. When does Hornblower ask to re-fill his water supply, and what answer is he given?

6. Why is Hornblower unable to re-provision his ship when he was meant to?

7. Why does Hornblower choose to add Grimes's name to the list of men killed in action?

8. How does Hornblower word his experience at the semaphore, and why?

9. What begins to happen to Hornblower's appearance when he has been at sea for six months?

10. What does Bush say to Hornblower after the excitement of the night attack is over?

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