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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 does the secretary believe about the weighted packet?
(a) That it is not a ruse de guerre.
(b) That it is not authentic.
(c) That it is authentic but of no special importance.
(d) That it is of Dutch rather than French origin.

2. What bothers Hornblower about the letter from McCool?
(a) The platitudes.
(b) The pictures.
(c) Nothing.
(d) The poem.

3. What do the English do with the two long boats?
(a) Keep them moored to the Princess.
(b) They are sunk.
(c) Board them an head for land.
(d) Take them to the French brig.

4. What does Hornblower tell the men on the longboat to do?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Prepare to die.
(c) Wait for an answer.
(d) Board.

5. What do the French send to the Princess?
(a) An ultimatum.
(b) The head of an English prisoner.
(c) An offer for a compromise.
(d) A prize crew.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what is the document sealed that Hornblower delivered to the Admiralty?

2. What does Hornblower mention about Ferrol?

3. What is the most important thing about the letter?

4. What follows after Hornblower is shown leaving the admiralty?

5. What does Hornblower realize from the poem?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Hornblower privy to the information passed with the signal flags?

2. How does Marsden describe the encounter between Calder and Villeneuve?

3. What are Hornblower's thoughts about Ireland's plight?

4. Describe the situation about McCool's chest and what Hornblower ultimately decides to do.

5. What are the setting and circumstances at the opening of this short story?

6. Describe the fight to gain control of the French brig.

7. What is the final outcome (according to an author's note) of Hornblower delivering false orders to Villeneuve?

8. Describe the outcome of the court martial and the events up to when McCool is hanged.

9. What procedures are followed by Hornblower and others once McCool is aboard the Renown?

10. What man is aboard the Epérance in whom the English seem interested?

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