Sharpe's Honour: Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where did Sharpe get the telescope he owns?

2. What does Leroy want Sharpe to buy?

3. Why does Sharpe want to know why Helene wrote the letter besides the political significance of it?

4. What did Hogan promise the man in question #49 if he would hang in Sharpe's place?

5. In what country was Leroy born?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Helene tell Sharpe about the plot against Sharpe and how does he feel about it?

2. Why does Sharpe call for a bath and what does Helene ask of him?

3. What do Sharpe and Harper discover about Helene and what do they do?

4. What do the British do when they arrive at Vitoria and how do they feel about what they are facing?

5. What is Sharpe observing in Chapter Ten and what does he think about his horse?

6. What does La Marquesa do at the start of the battle of Vitoria and who protects her and why was he chosen?

7. What does General Verigny ask from Sharpe and what is his response?

8. What does Sharpe do when he first arrives at the convent where Helene is being held?

9. What event happens concerning the Marque after his discussion with Father Hacha?

10. Describe what the Spanish see during Sharpe's supposed execution.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Politics and manipulation influence much of what happens in Sharpe's Honour. Discuss one of the following:

1. Describe the political situation in Sharpe's Honour and how it impacts the actions of three of the major characters.

2. Discuss and analyze several people who try to manipulate Sharpe and his responses to them.

3. Discuss how and why Hacha's behavior is related to politics and why his behavior is an example of manipulation. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Though this novel is probably more action driven rather than character driven, obviously there are several characters who make the novel what it is. Discuss one of the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Sharpe and Ducos. Include their goals, sense of honor, abilities, and social skills.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Harper and Angel.

3. Thoroughly analyze the character of Richard Sharpe discussing both his strong and weak points and how both affect the outcome of the plot.

Essay Topic 3

Sharpe's Honor 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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