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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Napoleon do (April 1814) not long after Hornblower secures Rouen?
(a) Abdicates.
(b) Surrenders.
(c) Makes a last stand in Paris.
(d) Commits suicide.

2. Why does Hornblower find the visit by the French royal sent to Le Havre annoying?
(a) He thinks England is sending the wrong person.
(b) He meets the VIP before and isn't impressed.
(c) He hates pomp and circumstance and protocol.
(d) He doesn't want the VIP to interfere with how he is running things in Le Havre.

3. Who is the VIP soon to arrive at Le Havre?
(a) A French princess, Thérèse Marie.
(b) A French prince, the Duke d'Angoulême.
(c) A French nobleman, the Comte d'Artois.
(d) The Prince Regent.

4. Why is Hornblower particularly upset with the news about Captain Bush?
(a) They can't even find a body to bury.
(b) Captain Bush blames Hornblower for his injuries.
(c) Captain Bush's negligence costs them the victory.
(d) Hornblower is blamed for the fiasco.

5. Why is royalty coming to Le Havre?
(a) The royal is on tour.
(b) To officially recognize Le Havre's liberation.
(c) It is an excuse to get the royal out of England.
(d) To give Hornblower a medal.

6. What is the date that Hornblower notes is the final day of the insurgent effort?
(a) July 14, 1815.
(b) July 4th, 1815.
(c) June 18, 1815.
(d) May 18, 1815.

7. Where does Hornblower send the Porta Coeli as part of his plan for the militia?
(a) Upriver from Le Havre to a place called Caudebec.
(b) Up the Seine River further into France.
(c) To Spain to deliver a message to General Blücher.
(d) Back to England for reinforcements.

8. What does Barbara do that contributes to the drifting apart of her relationship with Hornblower?
(a) She refuses to stay in Le Havre and leaves for England.
(b) She accepts the role of unofficial hostess for England at the Congress.
(c) She asks her brother to commend Hornblower to the Prince Regent.
(d) She refuses to sleep with Hornblower.

9. What is the news from the war front (April 1814) not long after Hornblower secures Rouen?
(a) Napoleon is marching back to Rouen.
(b) The Admiralty abandones the blockade.
(c) Wellington lostes an engagement to the French.
(d) General Blücher captures Paris.

10. What does Hornblower demand of the Mayor of Rouen?
(a) Declare the town for King Louis.
(b) Help set a trap for Bonaparte.
(c) Quit and leave town.
(d) Pay ransom for his town.

11. What is surprising about the city of Nevers?
(a) It is flying the white Bourbon flag.
(b) It is suffering from the plaque.
(c) It is deserted.
(d) It is overrun by the Bonapartists.

12. What type of reception does Hornblower receive when he arrives at the Chateau de Graçay?
(a) Warm and welcoming.
(b) He is turned away because the Comte already has guests.
(c) Cold and suspicious.
(d) The Chateau is closed, no one is there.

13. What happens to Brown's wife, Annette?
(a) She tries to cross the river and drowns.
(b) Brown defies Hornblower's orders and leaves with Annette.
(c) Hornblower makes her leave with the others to save her life.
(d) She stays with Brown, refusing to leave her new husband.

14. Where does Hornblower go first with his royal guest?
(a) To the town hall for a reception.
(b) To visit with the Mayor.
(c) To church.
(d) To the Governor's mansion.

15. Who brings news that England is sending a VIP?
(a) An older officer by the name of Haus.
(b) Lebrun.
(c) Baron Momas.
(d) A Midshipman from the Admiralty.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hornblower know the Comte de Graçay?

2. Although news is uncertain, which of the following is confirmed as fact while Hornblower is at the Chateau?

3. Who does Hornblower have on board the Porta Coeli?

4. What news does Colonel Dobbs pass onto Hornblower during the visit by the French royal at Le Havre?

5. What famous personage is Hornblower's wife related to?

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