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. What is the British currency prior to the use of "dirty notes"?

2. What infests the ship formerly named the Gaditana while the Spanish prisoners are on board?

3. Who says, "No peace for the wicked"?

4. Hornblower resides at ___________________.

5. While discussing their plans for the Spanish, Buckland tells Hornblower that he talks like a __________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe how the Marines conclude their beat once it's reached its end.

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

4. How are the Spanish prisoners kept and treated on the Renown?

5. What becomes of Wellard, and how is this known?

6. What is the story that Hornblower tells to Admiral Parry at the whist table when Parry says he recognizes Hornblower's name?

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

9. What are Colonel Ortega's terms for a capitulation?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do gender roles come into play in your reading of "Lieutenant Hornblower"? How are women portrayed and talked about in the novel? Why is it important to note that all of the ships are referred to as being female? What role does Maria have towards the end of the novel? How is she described? Why is this important when thinking about gender roles?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how "Lieutenant Hornblower" is an example of Historical Fiction. What are specific characteristics of any piece of writing that make it part of this genre? What is fiction and what is fact about "Lieutenant Hornblower"?

Essay Topic 3

Who or what is the most apparent antagonist in "Lieutenant Hornblower"? Why do you think this is the case? How does Forester, the author, shed the character in this light? How is the antagonist a foil for the protagonist? Give specific examples from the text to support your claim.

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