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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is unique about Lord St. Vincent's instructions to Hornblower?
(a) Hornblower is given carte blanche to deal with the mutineers as necessary.
(b) Hornblower is essentially given a blank cheque for ransom purposes.
(c) Hornblower is told to destroy the ship immediately.
(d) Hornblower is told to administer justice by finding Lieutenant Chadwick guilty of insubordination.

2. Who meets Hornblower and identifies himself as Captain of the Flame?
(a) No one meets Hornblower.
(b) Lieutenant Chadwick.
(c) A midshipman.
(d) Nathaniel Sweet.

3. What does some of the Flame mutineers say to Hornblower after the battle at Le Havre?
(a) They hide rather than face Hornblower.
(b) They want Hornblower to know they fight against the French.
(c) They would rather die than go back to England.
(d) They apologize for surrendering to the French.

4. What does the Flame do when they sail close to Le Havre?
(a) Fire on the Porta Coeli to show they switched sides.
(b) Start fighting the French.
(c) Raise a flag of surrender.
(d) Turn around and flee.

5. What is the universal signal to show that there is a Captain in a boat?
(a) Waving with the left hand and then saluting.
(b) Making a fist and touching the forehead.
(c) Holding up four fingers.
(d) Givinig a wolf whistle.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the beginning of the book, Horatio Hornblower is not aboard a ship, why?

3. How does the Porta Coeli crew feel about Hornblower?

4. How does the Porta Coeli crew react to Hornblower's news about the mutiny on the Flame?

5. What is typical of Hornblower's share of prize money from a captured enemy ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the mutineers after the French East India ship is captured?

2. Why does Hornblower kill Nathaniel Sweet, the leader of the mutineers?

3. Why does C. S. Forester make Hornblower prone to seasickness?

4. What is Hornblower's attitude towards the mutineers?

5. Other than the prize money, why does Hornblower want to capture the French East India ship?

6. What does the Admiralty do on Hornblower's news of the Flame and the possible surrender of Le Havre?

7. What is Hornblower supposed to do with the mutineers? Why is this important?

8. At the beginning of the book, what is Hornblower's relationship with his wife like? How does C. S. Forester show this?

9. Why is suppressing the mutineers particularly difficult for Hornblower?

10. As a midshipman, Hornblower is atypical, why?

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