Master and Commander Test | Mid-Book 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. Why didn't Jack recognize all of the dishes on the table from what they ordered?

2. How do the officers dress to administer the punishment?

3. Where was the gunner injured?

4. Where is the setting as the novel opens?

5. What is a few guineas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What secret information was included in the packet of information Captain Harte sent to Jack?

2. What does the author write which indicates how Jack feels about the Sophie upon his first sight of the ship?

3. What quashed any hope of prize money for the surrender of the Moors?

4. What blunder did Jack tell Stephen he made with regards to Dillon?

5. Where is Jack staying and why does he share this information with his neighbor?

6. Describe Jack's personal view of the flogging he does to his crew.

7. What was the organization known as the United Irishmen?

8. Why does Jack think that the Sophie was released from convoy duties by the Admiral?

9. How did Jack know that the Moors had called for surrender?

10. What did Maturin say to Jack on their first encounter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what way might the accidents and difficulties aboard the ship be a reflection of Jack as a captain? Do you believe they should be a reflection of Jack's ability to be a captain? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Jack as a youth as described by Lord Keith. Would he have made a good friend to you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

This novel is often described as one of the greatest buddy teams in novels. Do you agree with this description? Why or why not? Why do you think it is referred to in this way?

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