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

2. What dragged Stephen down five fathoms when he was in the water?

3. Why does the Sophie head to Cape Salou?

4. What does Jack feel Dillon is challenging?

5. How many men does Stephen report to be killed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Captain Neal stern with Jack when Jack shows up to discuss his orders with dirt and powder all over his clothes and face?

3. What proves to Jack and the crew the ship with the blue ensign is from England?

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

5. What does Stephen believe is the cause of Tom Simmons' death?

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

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

8. What does Stephen warn Jack about in regards to his relationship with Molly?

9. Why was the ship down to just a quarter ration for water when they arrived in Minorca?

10. What changed about the way Molly was treated throughout the novel?

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

At the beginning of book, Jack describes Lord Nelson. Write a description of Lord Nelson as seen through Jack's eyes. Do you believe Jack respects Lord Nelson? Why or why not? Do you respect Lord Nelson as Jack has described him? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Describe how Stephen overcomes the spiritual emptiness of a world totally and exclusively dedicated to the values and mission of the British Navy. Do you think this is a good method? Why or why not?

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