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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the main topic of conversation between Captain Aubrey and his old friend, French Captain Christy-Palliere, on their first opportunity to visit following a lengthy time apart?
(a) The war between England and France.
(b) Their latest sea vessel conquests.
(c) Love troubles.
(d) Their respective crews.

2. What country is close to Toulon, France?
(a) Spain
(b) Russia.
(c) England.
(d) Germany.

3. What type of relationship is shared between Captain Jack Aubrey and Doctor Stephen Maturin?
(a) Half-Brothers.
(b) Cousins.
(c) Neighbors.
(d) Friends.

4. What position is held by MacDonald aboard the Polychrest?
(a) Chief navigator.
(b) Marine captain.
(c) Head boatswain.
(d) Second lieutenant.

5. What is the name of the French privateer that closes in on the Indiaman that Aubrey and Maturin are passengers in?
(a) The Bellone.
(b) The Sea Master.
(c) Le Antoinette.
(d) Le Auchan.

6. Which character appears in threadbare dress and covered with crumbs at a dinner party hosted by Mrs. Williams at Mapes Court?
(a) Frances Williams.
(b) Doctor Stephen Maturin.
(c) Diana Villiers.
(d) Cecelia Williams.

7. Who does Diana find herself under the care of in Chapter 2?
(a) Her parents, Jacque and Claudette Villiers.
(b) Her grandmother, Elle Villiers.
(c) Mrs. Williams.
(d) Her former school headmistress, Mrs. Cates.

8. What group of people are converted into crew members for the Polychrest?
(a) Debt colllectors.
(b) Kitchen crew.
(c) Imprisoned Frenchmen.
(d) Unemployed sailors.

9. Why does Captain Aubrey decline Diana Villier's invitation to meet on the day following Lady Keith's dinner party?
(a) He is afraid of being arrested for debt.
(b) The Admiralty has ordered him to leave the country on that same date.
(c) He does not want to be seen in public with her.
(d) He is in love with Cecilia and does not want to hurt her feelings.

10. What is the name of the heavy but slow brig that chases the Lord Nelson?
(a) H.M.S. Seagull.
(b) H.M.S. Elliott.
(c) H.M.S. Flynn.
(d) H.M.S. Seahawk.

11. What is the primary development in Chapter 4?
(a) Mrs. Williams is invited to dine with the British Royal Family.
(b) The capture of Captain Aubrey by Napoleon Bonaparte's men.
(c) The resumption of military hostilities between England and France.
(d) The wedding of Doctor Stephen Maturin to Sophia Williams.

12. The fact that ships are being moored because of the peace, along with Captain Aubrey's clash with ______________, means that no command is to be had.
(a) Highwaymen.
(b) Superior officers.
(c) Diana Villiers.
(d) Doctor Stephen Maturin.

13. In Chapter 2, which character begins to subtly court Captain Jack Aubrey?
(a) Mrs. Williams.
(b) Diana Villiers.
(c) Frances Williams.
(d) Cecelia Williams.

14. What country are Aubrey and Maturin headed to via the Indiaman that they board in Gibraltar?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Scotland.
(c) England.
(d) Spain.

15. Who is the captainof the Indiaman that Aubrey and Maturin board in Gibraltar?
(a) Captain Spottiswood.
(b) Captain Belkin.
(c) Commander Crowe.
(d) Captain O'Quinn.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who announces a forthcoming formal ball in Chapter 2?

2. What natural marvel do the passengers aboard the Indiaman get to see as the ship is making its way to England?

3. What is it that Captain Aubrey is threatened with that persuades him to leave England?

4. How many casualties does the Lord Nelson endure upon its capture by the Bellone?

5. Who sends a letter to Aubrey upon leaving England expressing her continued affection and good intentions despite her mother's interference?

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