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. To whom do the placards' promises not extend?

2. Why is Hornblower particularly upset with the news about Captain Bush?

3. How does Napoleon respond to the Comte and his followers?

4. Who brings news that England is sending a VIP?

5. Where does Hornblower send the Porta Coeli as part of his plan for the militia?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hornblower find in Nevers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is LeBrun able to do to make it easier for Hornblower to secure the harbor defenses at Le Havre?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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