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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Picard tell Santon about Gudin?
(a) Gudin is a good man though misguided.
(b) Gudin is totally incompetent.
(c) Gudin is a better soldier than many know.
(d) Gudin is unlucky.

2. What does Sharpe look for when he walks north?
(a) Spanish spies.
(b) A woman who ran off with his pistol.
(c) Frogs.
(d) Rabbits.

3. What does Gudin regret leaving in India?
(a) His Indian mistress.
(b) His books on Indian history.
(c) His collection of Indian spices.
(d) His youthful optimism.

4. Why is General Picard disgruntled?
(a) His wife is angry at him.
(b) His brigade is late.
(c) His mistress left him.
(d) He lost several men in a battle.

5. What does Sharpe hope to avoid this Christmas Eve?
(a) More killing.
(b) A rout.
(c) A parley.
(d) A retreat.

Short Answer Questions

1. What delays Gudin?

2. Who does Cornwell say commissioned the Sharpe stories originally?

3. Who is one of the first officers to spot Richard Sharpe's potential?

4. When does Sharpe estimate the French will arrive?

5. What does Sharpe command?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Caillou do to keep Gudin from meeting with the British truce?

2. Why is Caillou angry at Gudin about the women, and why is Gudin walking?

3. What does Hogan tell Sharpe will be his immediate assignment?

4. What does Sharpe order when the French send in the voltiguers, and what does Sharpe's order tell the French?

5. How does Sharpe give the French warning, and why does he warn them?

6. Why is General Picard upset? What pleases him about his men? Why does he think he is different from Gudin?

7. What does Sharpe say to d'Alembord about India?

8. What does Sharpe and d'Alembord see through Sharpe's telescope?

9. How long is each story in Sharpe's Christmas, and why are they that length?

10. What does Harper think about the British coming into conflict with the French? What does Sharpe think about it? Why?

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