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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. What does Father Hacha tell the Marques about the outcome of the duel?
2. Why is Helene moving her fortune to France?
3. In what country was Leroy born?
4. With what does Sharpe begin to beat the door down on the convent?
5. What does Isabella want from Harper?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Sharpe and Angel get past the ambush with La Marquesa?
2. Why can't Wellington execute Sharpe and what does Hogan tell Sharpe about his mission?
3. What does Hogan order Sharpe to do and why?
4. What event happens concerning the Marque after his discussion with Father Hacha?
5. Who is assigned to defend Sharpe and what does he tell Sharpe?
6. Why is La Marquesa angry in Chapter Eight and what happens in her encounter with Hacha?
7. What evidence does Major Vaughn use against Sharpe and what does he say is Sharpe's motivation? How does Sharpe respond to the Major's suppositions?
8. What does Father Hacha think to accomplish with his actions?
9. How did Sharpe survive his death sentence?
10. Why does Leroy confront Sharpe and what does he want Sharpe to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Sharpe, despite his background, is an officer and a gentleman and is therefore accorded more respect and trust even in enemy territory than the common soldier. He has been told if he gives his parole he will not be guarded yet he cannot accede to that. Discuss the following:
1. Does it seem likely that officers are usually more respectable than enlisted men back then? What about today? Why or why not.
2. Sharpe has begun an affair with Helene, a woman recently widowed and who has participated in setting Sharpe up to be convicted of murder. Do you think this is how an officer and gentleman comports himself? Why or why not.
3. In the present military in the United States, both officers and enlisted can be held for court martial for adultery or having sexual relations with someone of inferior rank. Why do you think this is so? Do you agree with the policy?
Essay Topic 3
There are three "villains" in Sharpe's Honor. Father Hacha is intelligent and clever with his cruelty, and El Matarife is completely savage; El Matarife is torturing a captive when the reader first meets him. Pierre Ducos is a greedy and self-serving character and brutally highlights hostilities between France and Spain.
1. Explain, with examples from the text, what you see are the main motivations behind Pierre Ducos's behavior. If he lived in America today with what crimes do you think he would be charged?
2. Father Hacha is a "villain" who does not seem to be motivated by self-interest. Discuss why or why not you believe this statement to be true. Use examples from Sharpe's Honor to support and illustrate your opinion.
3. Do you think crimes or immoral behavior motivated by good intentions is more pardonable than that motivated by self-interests? Why or why not? Use examples from Sharpe's Honor to support and illustrate your opinion.
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