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

2. Who leaves the Chateau with Hornblower?

3. At the royal banquet, what does Hornblower realize about his wife?

4. Where does the attack force go to meet Napoleon's troops?

5. What does the local magistrate tell the Comte after he is captured by Napoleon's troops?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who surprises Hornblower by visiting him at Le Havre? Why is this surprising?

2. With Napoleon in power again, what does Hornblower do?

3. What does Hornblower come to realize about his wife and himself?

4. What does Hornblower find in Nevers?

5. What is Napoleon Bonaparte's response to Le Havre's liberation? Why?

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

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

8. What happens at the welcoming ceremony the Mayor of Le Havre conducts?

9. Why does Hornblower's decision to go back to France make Brown so happy?

10. How are Hornblower and the Comte saved from execution?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As a character, Hornblower is all about duty and honor. Given that he cheats on his wife, do you think Hornblower is still an honorable man? Why? Why not? Is this in line with societal norms?

Essay Topic 2

Like most of the people in the novel, Hornblower's life is shaped by the war between France and England. Describe Hornblower's attitude towards the war throughout this book. Is he conflicted about the end of the war? Why?

Essay Topic 3

How well do you think someone like Hornblower does in modern society? Is he adaptable enough? Is Hornblower the type of person who succeeds no matter what time period he lives in? Why? Why not? Support your position with examples from the book.

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