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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 Sharpe do as he is hiding after escaping Skovaard's home?
2. What nationality does Sharpe claim to be?
3. What has Baird heard about Sharpe?
4. Where does Lavisser enter the carriage in which Sharpe and Baird are riding?
5. What happened to Grace?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sharpe escape confinement and what frightens him about his escape means?
2. What does Baird want of Sharpe?
3. What does Sharpe tell Hocking he wants and what is Hocking's response?
4. Who is Lavisser and how does he act in the carriage as they are riding to the docks?
5. What is Wapping Steps and why does Sharpe go there?
6. How does Sharpe rescue Skovaard?
7. What does Sharpe do and think after fleeing Wapping Steps.
8. Describe the initial communication between Captain Willsen and John Lavisser.
9. Who does Sharpe see when waiting on Hocking and what do they talk about?
10. How is Sharpe tricked and what does he do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze one major theme of "Sharpe's Prey". Consider the following: How does one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?
2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "Sharpe's Prey". How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?
3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in "Sharpe's Prey"? Which theme in "Sharpe's Prey" speaks to you the most in your life? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Cornwell has tried as much as possible to use historical events and facts around which to weave his work of fiction. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think this book qualifies as an historical fiction? Why or why not?
2. If much of the events in the book are historical, what surprises you about the way the events play out?
3. Do you think the culture of that era is more or less advanced than you imagined? Explain.
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