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 force helped Hornblower secure the Spanish Galley?

2. What is Hornblower reprimanded for when his quarantine is over and his cargo is delivered?

3. Where are the retreating soldiers ferried to?

4. What does Hornblower's crew enjoy each day while in quarantine?

5. How many men from the examination room will be selected as lieutenants?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the cause of the strange occurrences Hornblower witnesses when he goes on shore to trade for cattle, and who discovers it?

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

3. What strange occurrences does Hornblower witness when he goes on shore to trade for cattle?

4. What was the main objective for Pouzages supposed to be when he entered Muzzilac?

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

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

7. What is a fire ship?

8. How does Hornblower get on board the Spanish Galley?

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

10. What is Hornblower scolded for when he delivers the cattle to the British fleet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Valor was a theme of this book that was very important to many of the characters involved. Where did this theme of valor present itself and how did these occurrences affect the characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 2

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Forester have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 3

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

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