Hornblower and the Hotspur 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. Who points out the change in Hornblower on New Year's Eve?

2. Where does Hornblower go to get fresh water for his ship?

3. How does Hornblower appear on New Year's Eve?

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

5. What increases in the army encampments on shore after Christmas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the crew of the Hotspur have to endure while living on shortened rations of water?

2. How does Hornblower feel about domestic life?

3. Who is Hornblower's visitor while in Cadiz, and what do they discuss?

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

5. Why does Cornwallis want Hornblower to pursue the Spanish treasure fleet?

6. What does Hornblower order his crew to do after the foremast comes down, and why?

7. What changes set in at the winter, and what does this mean for Hornblower?

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

9. What do three red lights on a French ship mean?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The characters in this book have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and describe their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affects the characters around them.

Essay Topic 2

Many different characters in this book are persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how does persuasion affect the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

How does Hornblower show compassion to Grimes, and what will the long reaching effects of this kindness be?

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