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 following was Stephen unable to see on the voyage when the Sophie was near Greece and Egypt?

2. What does Stephen tell Jack is being sent?

3. Which of the following characters does Jack not invite to dinner?

4. Who threatened to denounce Dillon?

5. How does Jack feel about Mr. and Mrs. Ellis?

Short Essay Questions

1. When they are playing, what does Jack confide in Stephen?

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

3. What is the decision at the court-martial in regards to Jack and his crew?

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. What does Stephen tell Jack he must do in order to recover from the disease he got from Molly?

10. What does Mr. Ellis talk disparagingly about and of what importance is this within the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How was Jack's glory described throughout the novel? Was his glory justified? Do you believe Jack was justified in his constant search for prizes? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Evaluate the statement that Jack is a character with some ignorance and prejudice, but also has a willingness to grow. Support your evaluation with information from the text. Would anyone reading the text agree with your supposition?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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