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

2. Why is Hornblower angry at the Duke d'Angoulême?
(a) He denies Hornblower's request to go back to England.
(b) He refuses to commute the sentences of the mutineers.
(c) He makes fun of Captain Bush's memory.
(d) He is found plotting with Le Havre's remaining Bonapartists.

3. What does the local magistrate tell the Comte after he is captured by Napoleon's troops?
(a) He is free to go.
(b) Napoleon is prepared to deal generously if he cooperates.
(c) He is found guilty of capital war crimes.
(d) He is found guilty of treason.

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

5. How does Marie die?
(a) She falls into the river and drowns.
(b) She is bayoneted when she tries to escape.
(c) She bleeds to death in Hornblower's arms.
(d) She is trampled when her horse is shot from under her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who else comes to Le Havre that is even more surprising to Hornblower?

2. What is Hornblower's relationship to Marie la Vicomtesse de Graçay?

3. What else does Brown tell Hornblower he plans to do?

4. What is Hornblower afraid of when he hears Dobbs' news?

5. What does Hornblower think about his duties at Le Havre?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Hornblower go to Vienna with his wife Barbara?

2. In the end, no fighting is necessary at Rouen, why?

3. How does Hornblower try to save Brown's life?

4. What happens to Marie at the end of the book and why is this significant?

5. Two important historical events follow soon after Hornblower's capture of Rouen. What are they? Why are they significant?

6. What does Hornblower plan to do with the militia sent to bolster Le Havre's defenses? Why?

7. How does Hornblower react to Barbara's presence?

8. With Le Havre declaring for the French King, what does Hornblower's superiors in England do?

9. How does C. S. Forester show that the English admire and think well of Hornblower and his actions? What does this show us about Hornblower?

10. What does Hornblower note about the church service he accompanies the Duke d'Angoulême to? Why is this significant?

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