Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. By what other name besides Josephina is Lady Farthingdale known?
2. What lies on either side of the road that runs out of the pass?
3. What type of troop is Sharpe put in command?
4. Why was the troop Sharpe is now commanding sent there by the person in question #20?
5. Why does Lord Farthingdale take command of the forces when he arrives?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sharpe capture first at the castle and how does he do it?
2. What does Lord Farthingdale do when he arrives and what puzzles Sharpe about the situation?
3. How does Sharpe deploy the rocket artillery and what is the result of the use of them?
4. What does Nairn tell Sharpe when he is summoned in Chapter 3?
5. How does Farthingdale act towards Sharpe when he returns without the woman?
6. What does Nairn decide about Andrados and what does Sharpe do?
7. What is the French's response to Sharpe's machinations?
8. Who is Spain at war with and how is the country divided?
9. What happens when Farthingdale comes outside and what interests him about the French?
10. What happens at the convent after the British abandon it?
In any book centered around the military, leadership of the troops is often crucial with the better leaders able to command the respect and loyalty of their men. The men's willingness to follow a particularly leader can have a decisive impact upon the success of a mission. Discuss the following:
1. Whose command style seems most effective? Analyze the elements of those effective leaders thoroughly and discuss the traits of the good leaders. What makes an excellent leader/commander? Give examples.
2. Whose command style seems most ineffective? Analyze the elements of those ineffective leaders thoroughly and discuss the traits of the poor leaders. What makes a poor leader/commander? Give examples.
3. Is disobeying a poor leader ever justifiable? Explain using details from the text, other books you have read and your personal experience. In times of war, disobeying an order can be punishable by death. Is this harsh sentence justifiable for such an act? Why or why not.
One of the main characteristics of Hakeswill is that he seems to like to inflict pain on others. He is absolutely amoral and spends most of his time thieving, raping, and dreaming of murdering those who he dislikes, which is just about everyone.
1. Unfortunately there are a number of people in the world who seem to like to inflict pain on themselves or others. Following research on sadism, discuss why Hakeswill is a sadist with examples from the book.
2. There is obviously deep seated psychological reasons why someone would derive pleasure from pain, either their own pain or someone else. Is it possible that people who feel this way have some common factors in childhood? Discuss reasons from a childhood you think could form a person to become a sadist.
3. There is great debate in criminal justice circles as to whether someone who commits homicide is mentally ill. Some say anyone who kills another human being except in self defense has to be mentally ill because sane people don't kill other people. Do you agree with this? Why or why not?
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 Enemy 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.
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