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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What item does Diana ask Maturin to sell in order to buy cloth and threads to make herself a suitable dress for the formal ball?
(a) Original painting.
(b) Gold watch.
(c) A jewel.
(d) Coin collection.

2. What position is Pullings promoted to aboard the Polychrest pursuant to Aubrey's advice?
(a) Lieutenant.
(b) Second lieutenant.
(c) First assistant captain.
(d) First lieutenant.

3. Who hosts a dinner party at which Captain Aubrey is pursued for arrest?
(a) The Waite Family.
(b) Lady Knowles.
(c) The Pullings Family.
(d) Clarice Brennan.

4. Who is Dr. Stephen Maturin is apparently attracted to throughout Post Captain?
(a) Diana Villiers.
(b) Frances Williams.
(c) Heidi Burkhart.
(d) Mrs. Williams.

5. What is the nickname of Captain Aubrey's sea command?
(a) Britain's Delight.
(b) Sea Escape.
(c) Carpenter's Mistake.
(d) Fair Winds.

6. Who announces a forthcoming formal ball in Chapter 2?
(a) Captain Jack Aubrey.
(b) Mrs. Williams.
(c) Dr. Stephen Maturin.
(d) Cecelia Williams.

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

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

9. What type of career path has Adam Scrivens failed to attain?
(a) Blacksmithing.
(b) Banking.
(c) Farming.
(d) Writing

10. During the series of social gatherings described in Chapter 2, who gains Captain Jack Aubrey's attention more openly and honestly?
(a) Cecelia Williams.
(b) Sophia Williams.
(c) Frances Williams.
(d) Diana Villiers.

11. Who do Captain Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin compare notes on, and secretly, mutually desire following the ball
(a) Mrs. Williams.
(b) Diana Villiers.
(c) Frances Williams.
(d) Cecelia Williams.

12. What relation is Sophia to Frances?
(a) Sister.
(b) Mother-In-Law.
(c) Aunt.
(d) Mother.

13. What type of musical performances are presented at the series of social gatherings attended by Mrs. Williams, her daughters, her niece, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin?
(a) Operas.
(b) Piano concertos.
(c) Symphonic and formal.
(d) Informal musical performances.

14. As the days go by, what game do Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin play often?
(a) Piquet.
(b) Bridge.
(c) Spades.
(d) Croquet.

15. What natural marvel do the passengers aboard the Indiaman get to see as the ship is making its way to England?
(a) A mermaid.
(b) A finback whale.
(c) A rainbow.
(d) A snow-capped mountain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Indiaman that Aubrey and Maturin board in Gibraltar?

2. What does Scriven teach Captain Aubrey to do?

3. What official at the Admiralty does Captain Aubrey meet with to discuss obtaining a sea command?

4. In Chapter 2, which character is described as vain, uneven, and prone to periods of meanness?

5. In Chapter 1, what country does Diana Villiers leave in order to return to England?

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