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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 Anne want for her son?
2. What does Lawford want for Sharpe?
3. To where does Sharpe decide to march the men after getting the camp in order?
4. How does Jane respond to Sharpe's question?
5. What does Sharpe and his group do when they go to Foulness?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Anne tell Sharpe about her and Fenner's relationship?
2. What does Sharpe do when Girdwood runs?
3. What does Sharpe do with the command structure at Foulness and what does he do with Girdwood?
4. What does Sharpe do with the men of the second battalion?
5. What does Jane estimate is the kind of money the schemers are making off the recruits?
6. Where does Girdwood run and what does he do?
7. What does Anne do about Sharpe being arrested?
8. What does Jane tell Sharpe about her involvement with the recruiting scheme?
9. What are the results of the negotiations between Anne and Fenner?
10. What does Havercamp tell Sharpe when questioned about his involvement in the recruiting scheme and what does he promise?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Most of the entire series of novels concerning Richard Sharpe takes place during the Napoleonic Wars; therefore, understanding the political and social situation during that time helps to a greater understanding and appreciation of this book and others in the series. Discuss one of the following:
1. Research and write an expository essay about how the Napoleonic Wars begin and end.
2. Research and write an expository essay about the battles that take place on land between Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.
3. Compare/contrast the importance of the British infantry during the Napoleonic Wars to the importance of the British infantry during either WWI or WWII.
4. Write an expository essay on how the Napoleonic War affects the social culture of one of the following countries: Britain, France, or Germany.
Essay Topic 2
In any book centered around the military, leadership of the troops is often crucial with the better leaders able to command the respect and loyalty of their men. The men's willingness to follow a particularly leader can have a decisive impact upon the success of a mission. Discuss the following:
1. Whose command style seems most effective? Analyze the elements of those effective leaders thoroughly and discuss the traits of the good leaders. What makes an excellent leader/commander? Give examples.
2. Whose command style seems most ineffective? Analyze the elements of those ineffective leaders thoroughly and discuss the traits of the poor leaders. What makes a poor leader/commander? Give examples.
3. Is disobeying a poor leader ever justifiable? Explain using details from the text, other books you have read and your personal experience. In times of war, disobeying an order can be punishable by death. Is this harsh sentence justifiable for such an act? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Sharpe becomes entangled with Anne Camoynes in a sexual liaison and fails to question her motives for so engaging him. Anne indeed works as a spy and agent for Fenner and gathers information about Sharpe during their sexual escapade.
1. Why do you think Sharpe doesn't question Anne's motives in becoming involved with him? Use examples from the text and your own experience to support your answer.
2. It seems that to make Sharpe not question or see Anne's motives is a stretch of credibility. He was raised basically on the streets and has been in the military for many years. Discuss what you believe are the reasons a reader might believe Sharpe could be that gullible. Do you think the author should have addressed this weakness? Use examples from the text and your own experience to support your answer.
3. Anne hates Fenner yet reports to him Sharpe's stance on the second battalion and on his determination to pursue the issue. Discuss the conflicts in Anne's character and the lack of congruence between her emotions and her behavior. Use examples from the text and your own experience to support your answer.
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