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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. Admiral Lambert renames La Gaditana the ________.
2. How long is the bronze gun that the men are lifting?
3. How does Colonel Ortega try to scare the British from staying at the Spanish fort?
4. What does Hornblower do while at the Long Rooms?
5. Which shipman can speak and understand Spanish?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Hornblower's duties after the Renown's change in command is issued at Kingston Station?
2. Describe the Retribution, formerly known as La Gaditana.
3. What is the reward for Bush after the victory in Haiti?
4. Describe Bush's fighting style during the prisoners' rebellion on board the Renown.
5. Why does Admiral Parry confirm Hornblower's promotion to Commander?
6. What are Colonel Ortega's terms for a capitulation?
7. When Colonel Ortega and his ship approach the fort, they wave a white flag and sound the trumpets. What is the point of this?
8. The Dons' capitulation is a victory for the British in what ways?
9. How are the Spanish prisoners kept and treated on the Renown?
10. What is published in the "Naval Chronicle" that Hornblower recommends Bush to read?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The plot of "Lieutenant Hornblower" is event-driven. What is the sequence of events that occur throughout the novel that cause the plot to advance? How do these events change the setting, the action, the mood, and the characters' reactions? What is the climactic event of the novel that results in the resolution of the main conflict?
Essay Topic 2
What is the importance of studying an author's biography prior to delving into a novel written by that same author? What do you learn about C.S. Forester that makes your reading of "Lieutenant Hornblower" more interesting, more informed, or more complicated? Is this is a useful research tool when starting to read a novel? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
There are several themes evident in a close reading of "Lieutenant Hornblower." Of the following themes, choose two and show how they are important and relevant in the analysis of this novel: Mutiny, Fear, Sanity vs. Insanity, Friendship, and Courage. Use specific instances from the novel to support your claim.
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