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. What kinds of ships is the Indefatigable trying to protect against the Spanish Galleys?

2. What does Jackson throw into the Spanish Galley?

3. What does Hornblower try to do with the important dispatches he is carrying when he sees a Spanish ship closing in on him?

4. What is the Duchess's real profession?

5. Where is Hornblower taken to prison?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Foster challenge Hammond to a duel?

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

3. What is Hornblower's job while in Muzzilac, and why is he chosen for this position?

4. What does Hornblower do for his men before delivering the cattle to the British fleet?

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

6. What happens when the wind dies and leaves the Indefatigable becalmed?

7. How does Hornblower feel about his fancy dinner at the Government house?

8. Why does Hornblower consider the fire ship to be a fortunate circumstance for him?

9. How does Hornblower feel about Edrington?

10. What is a fire ship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choosing sides was a theme that was presented in this book. What are some of the examples of this theme appearing, and how did it affect the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

How did religion fit into the plot of this novel, and what effect did religion have on the course of the storyline?

Essay Topic 3

Security and safety were two themes that were touched on a number of times throughout the course of this book. What are some of these instances, and how does this affect the characters in these scenes?

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