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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens if a ship like Porta Coeli captures an enemy ship?
(a) The crew gets one hour to do as they like on the enemy ship.
(b) The officers automatically get a promotion.
(c) The officers and crew split the prize money from the sale and refit of the ship.
(d) The enemy ship is set on fire and sunk.

2. Where is Hornblower at the beginning of the book?
(a) At Westminster Abbey.
(b) Escorting his wife on a shopping expedition.
(c) Aboard His Majesty's Flame.
(d) At his home in Bath.

3. Who teaches Hornblower the technique of long splicing?
(a) Harding.
(b) Lieutanent Chadwick.
(c) His servant, Brown.
(d) Captain Sawyer.

4. How does the Porta Coeli crew react to Hornblower's news about the mutiny on the Flame?
(a) They go on strike.
(b) They are horrified and start complaining.
(c) They start to plan their own mutiny.
(d) They seem to support Hornblower.

5. What does Hornblower do once the fighting is over at Le Havre?
(a) He sinks the Flame.
(b) He sends the Porta Coeli back to the Admiralty with news.
(c) He sinks the Bonne Celestine.
(d) He secures the Porta Coeli, the Flame, and the Bonne Celestine.

6. What is the first thing Hornblower does when he returns from the Flame to the Porta Coeli?
(a) He orders Freeman to fire on the Flame.
(b) He orders Brown to make him tea.
(c) He writes a report to the Admiralty.
(d) He orders the sailmaker to make four top sails.

7. What does Hornblower's wife make for him?
(a) A red silk scarf.
(b) A linen shirt.
(c) A blue belted sash.
(d) An embroidered handkerchief.

8. How doesl Hornblower get to the Flame?
(a) Sail on the Flame's sister ship.
(b) Sail incognito on a fishing boat.
(c) Pay for passage aboard an American ship to France and then make his way overland.
(d) Use his contacts and hire blockade runners willing to take him.

9. Why is it better to be a Captain than a Lieutenant?
(a) You get three times the pay and prize money as a Captain.
(b) You get to name your ship when you get one.
(c) You get your choice of ships and postings.
(d) You get to retire whenever you want.

10. How does Hornblower bathe while on board ship?
(a) He has the crew hose him down with the wash-deck pump.
(b) He has a bucket of sea water dumped over his head.
(c) He takes a daily swim instead of bathing.
(d) He doesn't bathe.

11. Who gives Hornblower his next assignment in the beginning of the book?
(a) Lord St. Vincent.
(b) Duke of Wellington.
(c) Prince of Wales.
(d) No one, he already has an assignment.

12. What does Hornblower speculate happens on the Flame as it starts to sail to shore?
(a) There is probably dissension on board with different groups wanting to do different things.
(b) The crew is suffering from food poisoning, thanks to the tainted ale Hornblower sends over.
(c) The mutineers are united in their purpose.
(d) Nathaniel Sweet is telling the crew about what happens last night.

13. How does the Porta Coeli crew feel about Hornblower?
(a) They think he's too full of himself.
(b) They are in awe of him.
(c) They have no idea who he is.
(d) They all hate him.

14. What news does Hornblower receive from one of the prisoners from the French East Indian ship?
(a) The Mayor of Le Havre recently dies.
(b) Le Havre plans to attack both the English ships.
(c) There is an outbreak of dysentery at Le Havre.
(d) Bonaparte loses another major battle at Leipzig.

15. On the Porta Coeli traveling to meet the Flame, why is Hornblower unhappy with the storm?
(a) The ship is riding with the wind and gets there too quickly.
(b) The storm is preventing him from walking on deck.
(c) The ship has to travel leeward, opposite to the direction of the Flame.
(d) One of the topsails rips due to the wind.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the Sovereign of the Order?

2. What do the sailors think of Hornblower's daily ritual?

3. What does the success of Hornblower's plan the Porta Coeli masquerade mean?

4. What does Hornblower plan to do with the Porta Coeli, after he comes back from meeting with the mutineers?

5. How does Hornblower know the captain of the Porta Coeli?

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