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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. Why is Massena frustrated with the British troops northward march?
2. Why are the two soldiers with Tarrant assigned to him?
3. Why are the Spanish partisans in Nave de Haver?
4. What will calling Sharpe to task do?
5. What did Hogan know about Juanita?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Hogan and Wellington talk about as far as Almeida is concerned?
2. How does Massena react to the southern troops joining the northern ones and what does Wellington do after the army is reunited?
3. How are the southern British troops threatened and what do they do about it?
4. What type of superstitious action does Harper take?
5. What does Hogan say to Sharpe about letting Juanita go free?
6. What does Hogan tell Wellington about the French and Almeida?
7. How does Sharpe, Runciman, and the Real Compañía Irlandesa get involved in the battle for Fuentes de Onoro?
8. Why do the French call a temporary truce and what do two French and British officers do during the truce?
9. Who are the three soldiers in charge of ammunition distribution? Why are two of the soldiers on that duty and what are their names?
10. What is Kiely's reaction to Juanita being caught by Sharpe?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the conclusion of a novel, most readers either consciously or unconsciously engage in processing the book and usually come to a conclusion as to whether they like the book or not. Discuss one of the following:
1. Would you consider Sharpe's Battle a "good" book? Why or why not? Use examples to illustrate your stance.
2. What do you think are the elements of an outstanding novel? Analyze one of your favorite novels to see if those elements are present.
3. What are some reasons you might consider a novel a failure? Analyze a novel you think is a failure and see if those elements are in that novel.
Essay Topic 2
A work of fiction is often organized around a structure called a plot. Discuss the following:
1. Define plot and its major parts (rising action, climax, falling action, resolution [or denouement]. Write a sentence or two synopsis of the major plot of the Sharpe's Battle.
2. Identify where the parts of the plot seem to fall in Sharpe's Battle. Explain using examples.
3. Define the literary term "subplot." Write a sentence or two synopsis of a subplot in Sharpe's Battle.
4. Identify the major parts of the subplot you identified in task number 3.
5. Why do you think identifying the plot and elements of the plot is useful?
Essay Topic 3
Sharpe's Battle is one book in a series of novels involving Richard Sharpe. Discuss the following.
1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
2. What is a disadvantage of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.
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