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 does Hornblower think of the judgment for the mutineers?

2. Who is the VIP soon to arrive at Le Havre?

3. What does Hornblower have to do with the mutineers who aren't pardoned?

4. What does Hornblower do instead of going to the Congress?

5. How does Hornblower know the Comte de Gra├žay?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. With the wars end, what decision does Barbara make that puts a further strain on her relationship with Hornblower?

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

5. How does Hornblower ruin the evening for his wife at the Duke's banquet and reception? Why is this significant?

6. What does Hornblower have the English troops do at the end of the Mayor Momas' ceremony, and why is this significant?

7. On the evening of Brown's marriage to his sweetheart, the Comte relays some bad news to Hornblower. What is the news and how does it affect Hornblower?

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

9. What does Napoleon's troops do to further decimate the morale and number of the Comte and his followers? Why?

10. Why is Hornblower conflicted about going back to France?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How self-aware is Hornblower of his own character traits? Do you think Hornblower develops more fully as a character over the course of this book? How "real" of a person is he? How does he compare to characters in other novels of the period?

Essay Topic 2

What does Captain Freeman's fortune telling episode tell us about the Captains: Freeman, Hornblower, Bush, and Howard? What does it tell us about Hornblower?

Essay Topic 3

C. S. Forester does not make Hornblower perfect. What are some of his flaws? Why does Hornblower have flaws?

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