Hornblower and the Hotspur Test | Mid-Book 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. Who leads the marines after Cotard gets safely on shore?

2. Where does Hornblower say goodbye to his new bride?

3. What station does Pellew hold?

4. How does the formality of his wedding make Hornblower feel?

5. What is Pellew's first name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Loire and Hotspur do when they pass each other for the first time?

2. How does Bush feel when a French merchant vessel sails by, and why?

3. Why is Grimes so afraid of Hornblower?

4. What is found in the package sent by Cornwallis?

5. What does Hornblower have the Hotspur do after firing on the Loire?

6. How does Hornblower feel about prize money, and how does he communicate this?

7. How does Hornblower get the one thing he needs to complete his plan to destroy the semaphore?

8. What is Hornblower called to do shortly after his wedding celebration begins?

9. How is Hornblower as the most junior leader is treated when he dines with the other leaders?

10. What does Hornblower do when he sees a French fisherman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This book takes place in different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Forester have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 2

Power and greed are two common themes in this book. Where do they appear, and how do they differ in their manifestations?

Essay Topic 3

Valor is a theme of this book that is very important to many of the characters involved. Where does this theme of valor present itself and how do these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?

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