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. What does Lavisser say to Willsen?
2. What does Baird say will ensure Sharpe of advancement?
3. Who is Ole Skovaard?
4. What do Lavisser and a woman do as Sharpe comes into the room where they are torturing Skovaard?
5. What does Sharpe first demand of Hocking before slashing his face?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sharpe do and think after fleeing Wapping Steps.
2. What is Captain Willsen doing at the opening of this chapter and why?
3. Why are Astrid and her father shocked at Sharpe's appearance?
4. Describe Sharpe's converstion with Madam Visser.
5. What does Skovaard read to Sharpe out of a Danish newspaper and what does Skovaard do?
6. Why is Sharpe in his present circumstances?
7. What does Captain Dunnett announce to his troops concerning stealing from the Danes. and who appears to have already done so?
8. What does Lavisser say about Skovaard and who defends the man?
9. Who takes a liking to Sharpe among the Danish citizens and how does Sharpe save the man's life?
10. Describe Sharpe's encounter with Hocking when Hocking brings Sharpe a young girl.
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Sharpe's Prey".
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "Sharpe's Prey". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "Sharpe's Prey". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Good versus Evil. Both Barker and John Lavisser are shown to be "evil" characters.
The objective of this lesson is to look at good versus evil.
1. Class discussion. What is good? What is evil? Can good and evil both exist in the same person or situation? Who determines good and evil? In what ways can a "good" person act evil? What about an "evil" person acting good? How should evil be confronted? What can be done about evil? Is Sharpe all good versus Barker and Lavisser the "evil" character? Is life that simple? Is morality black and white? What are the "gray" areas in the scope of good versus evil?
2. Group work. In groups have students list ways in which Sharpe is perhaps not completely good. What of his actions could be considered evil, even if he is motivated for the good of all?
3. Class work. In class have students write an essay addressing the following question: Can good and bad exist together in the same person? Can a world be just good or just bad? When does "good" do harm? When does "bad" do good?
4. Homework. Students will choose one well known historical figure and write a paper comparing everything good and everything bad known about that person. The students might include personality traits, behaviors, actions, especially those which effected history, etc. The paper should include the student's opinion about whether the student would consider the person good or bad and how their traits compare to the characters in this play.
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