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. For what does Stephen use the extra room that Jack offers him?

2. Which of the following characters has a hare lip?

3. What type of ship was the Dart?

4. How does Mrs. Harte feel about Jack's promotion?

5. Where was Jack injured?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Stephen give up so that he can pay for his ride to the Sophie?

3. Describe in detail what a sin-eater is.

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

5. What amazed Stephen while the crew was practicing beat to quarters?

6. How do the sailors feel about hearing the Articles of War read to them?

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

8. Describe the sky which Jack viewed as he looked to the West and its importance to the story.

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

10. What does Mowett say as he is guiding Stephen down from the top of the ship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing whether or not you agree that this novel is a brilliant study of character. Why do you believe this is or is not the case? Use information from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Make a comparison of this novel and the film. What parts are similar? What parts are significantly different? Why are there differences?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you believe the character of Dillon is resentful? Do you believe his reasons are justified? Why or why not?

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