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 is the date that Hornblower notes is the final day of the insurgent effort?

2. What happens to Brown's wife, Annette?

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

4. Hornblower tries to save Brown by claiming what?

5. What does Hornblower plan to do with the militia?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Hornblower captured at the end of the book?

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

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

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

6. What does Hornblower find in Nevers?

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

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

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

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

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

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 3

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?

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