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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 do the British fear about what may happen in Denmark?
2. What ship will the men take?
3. What does Sharpe hear coming from the house?
4. What does Sharpe do as he is hiding after escaping Skovaard's home?
5. Where is Astrid?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Sharpe tricked and what does he do?
2. Describe the initial communication between Captain Willsen and John Lavisser.
3. What does Sharpe do and think after fleeing Wapping Steps.
4. Why is Richard Sharpe angry about his commission and how did he get a commission?
5. What does Captain Dunnett announce to his troops concerning stealing from the Danes. and who appears to have already done so?
6. How does Sharpe get to Copenhagen?
7. What is Wapping Steps and why does Sharpe go there?
8. What does Baird want of Sharpe?
9. How does Sharpe escape confinement and what frightens him about his escape means?
10. Describe the approach of the British ships to the Danish shore.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Richard Sharpe is no exception. Sharpe's legendary powers of military strategy is juxtaposed with his reputation as a womanzier. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze situations when Sharpe demonstrates his prodigious powers of military strategy. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Sharpe's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.
3. Discuss how you think Sharpe's admirable traits helped him obtain a high rank in the military despite his background as a child. Have his flaws impacted his career at all? Do any of those under his command seem to notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?
Essay Topic 2
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 Prey" 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.
Essay Topic 3
A work of fiction is often organized around a structure called a plot. Discuss the following:
1. Define plot and its major parts (rising action, climax, falling action, resolution [or denouement]. Write a sentence or two synopsis of the major plot of the "Sharpe's Prey".
2. Identify where the parts of the plot seem to fall in "Sharpe's Prey". Explain using examples.
3. Define the literary term "subplot." Write a sentence or two synopsis of a subplot in "Sharpe's Prey".
4. Identify the major parts of the subplot you identified in task number 3.
5. Why do you think identifying the plot and elements of the plot is useful?
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