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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the Princess ride high in the water?
(a) Because it's trim is set that way.
(b) Because it has no cargo.
(c) Because the captain has the sails set for speed.
(d) Because the hull is narrow.

2. Where does Hotspur run aground?
(a) Black Rock.
(b) On the French shore no where close to a town.
(c) Somewhere near Gibraltar.
(d) It does not run aground.

3. Why can't Baddlestone or his men be pressed?
(a) They are not English citizens.
(b) They have paid the right people.
(c) They have already served their time.
(d) They are under naval contract.

4. What might Hornblower end up doing?
(a) Sitting ashore and watching the war pass him by.
(b) Serving as First Lieutenant on an Admiral's flag ship.
(c) Retiring.
(d) Having to take command in someplace like the West Indies.

5. How long has Hornblower been involved in the blockade of Brest?
(a) 6 months.
(b) 2 months.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 1 year.

6. How does Bush react to Hornblower's teasing?
(a) Apologetic.
(b) With his own teasing.
(c) Angry.
(d) With umbrage.

7. What do Hornblower and Bush both desire to avoid while saying their goodbyes?
(a) Acknowledging why Hornblower is leaving.
(b) Sentiment.
(c) Bringing up some past unpleasantness.
(d) Letting the crew thing the two men are friends.

8. On whom does Hornblower rely in managing the everyday activities of Hotspur?
(a) Masters.
(b) Bush.
(c) Meadows.
(d) Percival.

9. Why does Hornblower ask permission to talk to Bush?
(a) So Meadows will realize that Bush is an outstanding sailor.
(b) To be polite, though it's not required.
(c) Because Bush is busy.
(d) To ask Bush to have a sailor transfer Hornblower's baggage.

10. What happens to Meadows?
(a) A reprimand.
(b) Stripped of rank and commission.
(c) Thirty lashes.
(d) Three years at hard labor.

11. What does Hornblower say about conditions in Hotspur's assigned area?
(a) Sometimes the conditions can be difficult but usually not.
(b) It is deep water.
(c) There are difficult local conditions.
(d) It is generally calm and very little impedments.

12. Who is Prowse?
(a) The cook on board the Hotspur.
(b) Baddlestone's source of information.
(c) The sailing master on the Hotspur.
(d) The judge at the court martial.

13. Where does Hornblower invite Meadows to receive the ship's papers?
(a) Aft away from the water transfer activity.
(b) In the captain's quarters.
(c) On the bridge.
(d) On the poop deck.

14. What does it seem Meadows has done?
(a) Made a navigational mistake.
(b) Deliberately ignore repeated warnings by Bush.
(c) Nothing that any other captain wouldn't do.
(d) Ignored protocal.

15. What does Hornblower offer as a plan?
(a) To hide the number of men aboard.
(b) To sink the ship and put the men in the life boats.
(c) To abruptly turn windward as the ship approaches.
(d) To strike French colors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hornblower ponder as he is riding in the Princess?

2. What is watch and watch?

3. Why does the Princess finally head for England?

4. When is it likely the vessel will overtake the Princess?

5. Where does the French fleet arrive?

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