Sharpe's Honour: Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 Test | Final 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. What is the relationship between Hacha and el Matarife?

2. Where does Marshal Jourdan have a victory feast planned?

3. What does Sharpe boil for Helene's skin?

4. To what do the British soldiers put on a brave face?

5. Who in Burgos knows Sharpe's true identity?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. About what do Harper and d'Alembord have a bet concerning Sharpe?

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

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

5. Of what does Sharpe remind Helene and what does she tell him to say to the French?

6. What does Sharpe do when el Matarife shows up at the inn? How does that end?

7. What does La Marquesa tell Sharpe in Chapter Sixteen about his situation and what does she and Montbrun want Sharpe to do?

8. Why do Sharpe and La Marquesa stop at an inn and what does Sharpe do about it?

9. How do the French feel before the battle of Vitoria?

10. Who comes to eat with Sharpe and what do they give him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sharpe's demons have caught up with him: his single irresponsible act will potentially cause disgrace, dishonor, and death. Sharpe and those closest to him are convinced of his innocence, but the Spanish must be compensated for the death of their general. Though Sharpe is innocent, not to mention a hero to the British and his battalion, he becomes the scapegoat needed to assuage hurt Spanish pride.

1. What do you think are the demons which have caught up to Sharpe? Are his demons a part of his character and personality? Why or why not? Which of his "demons" do you think Sharpe would be better off to get rid of and which might be good to have?

2. Do you think innocent people are convicted of crimes? Why or why not? Discuss at least one situation in present time when an innocent person may have been used as a scapegoat.

3. Explain the difference in gathering evidence between that of Sharpe's time and in modern America. Explain why the outcome of Sharpe's trial would probably been different in the present time.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Sharpe's Honour.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Sharpe's Honour. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Sharpe's Honour. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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