Mr. Midshipman Hornblower 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. How does Hornblower get on board the Spanish Galley?

2. Where does Hornblower take the Le Reve after it has been captured?

3. Who does Hornblower take ashore with him after the fire ship incident?

4. How long will Hornblower have to wait to take the lieutenant examination again if he fails it the first time?

5. What force helped Hornblower secure the Spanish Galley?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Captain Pellew hear about the peace between France and Spain, and what is he ordered to do?

2. Why does Foster challenge Hammond to a duel?

3. How does Hornblower keep the special and important dispatches safe when a Spanish ship is about to close in on him?

4. What did Hornblower and Foster do when the fire ship came towards the British fleet of ships?

5. Why are Hornblower and Foster so afraid they will drown when they jump off of the fire ship?

6. On what grounds is Hornblower released from prison?

7. What kind of force does Hornblower use to get on board the Spanish Galley, and how does he feel about this?

8. What does Hornblower and his crew have to do after loading all the cattle into the ship?

9. Who is Kitty Cobham?

10. What is a fire ship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect the characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 2

Many different characters in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

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