Master and Commander 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. Which of the words would Jack use to describe the types of currents wafting through his crew and officers?

2. What does Stephen believe the petulance between Dillon and Jack will lead to?

3. For what are sailors typically punished on the Sophie?

4. What will Ramis and Stephen be curiously examining?

5. Which of the following is the best synonym for the word tome?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jack realize he must give up after he talks with Admiral Saumarex?

2. For Stephen, what takes precedence over the spiritual emptiness of a life in the Navy?

3. Despite his lack of knowledge about surgery, at what does Stephen excel?

4. Why does Admiral Keith tell Jack that he will probably never rise to pos-captain?

5. Why does Jack go back to the Crown and what does he do while he is there?

6. What might happen to Stephen should the Sophie leave immediately?

7. What happens during the battle between the Sophie and the Cacafuego?

8. Why will the dinner at Captain Harte's be awkward for Stephen?

9. What does Jack say to help relieve Stephen's concerns about the court-martial?

10. What do Stephen and James discuss after dinner and why does Stephen find it pleasurable?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the importance of the relationship between Molly and Jack. How does it change throughout the novel? Why do you believe the author includes this relationship?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Describe examples of irony throughout the novel. How does Fate intervene at the height of Jack's success? Why is this considered an ironic event?

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