Lieutenant Hornblower 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. Bush must hurry to catch the carrier wagon back to __________________.

2. _______ is killed by Spanish prisoners during their violent revolt on the Renown.

3. The women prisoners on board the ship are kept on the _______________.

4. The night after the British take the fort, how many hours of sleep does Bush get to sleep before taking the morning watch?

5. Who does Admiral Parry bring with him to the game tables at Long Rooms?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reward for Bush after the victory in Haiti?

2. What season is it during Bush's second visit with Hornblower in Pourtsmouth?

3. When Colonel Ortega and his ship approach the fort, they wave a white flag and sound the trumpets. What is the point of this?

4. Why is Buckland so unhappy after the Court of Inquiry?

5. What is published in the "Naval Chronicle" that Hornblower recommends Bush to read?

6. Why is Maria so upset at the news that Hornblower has been given the command of a war sloop?

7. Describe Bush's fighting style during the prisoners' rebellion on board the Renown.

8. Describe the Court of Inquiry.

9. What are Hornblower's duties after the Renown's change in command is issued at Kingston Station?

10. Why does Admiral Parry confirm Hornblower's promotion to Commander?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Prior to reading "Lieutenant Hornblower," what do you know of the term, "mutiny?" Compare that perspective to the one you have after reading the novel. Are there instances where mutiny is understandable and justifiable? Explain your answer and look to the text for examples.

Essay Topic 2

Describe in detail how Bush and his men take Fort Samana which leads to the surrender of the Spanish Dons. What specifically contributes to this operation becoming a victory for the Renown? How are the officers rewarded for this victory?

Essay Topic 3

What is life like for the shipmen (officers, midshipmen, volunteers, etc.) and prisoners on board the H.M.S. Renown? What are the sleeping arrangements like? What do they eat? How is the hierarchy of the ship reflected in their daily functioning?

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