Sharpe's Regiment 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 happens with the officers when they realize the men are going to follow Sharpe?

2. What does Sharpe see Girdwood do at Simmerson's estate?

3. What does Sharpe do as the men march?

4. How does Sharpe feel about what Anne tells him?

5. Who is William Lawford?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sharpe do with the command structure at Foulness and what does he do with Girdwood?

2. What does Anne tell Sharpe about him wanting to take Fenner and Simmerson down?

3. What does Jane estimate is the kind of money the schemers are making off the recruits?

4. What does Sharpe do when Girdwood runs?

5. What does Lawford with his information?

6. How does Sharpe reorganize the command structure at Foulness?

7. What does Sharpe decide to do in London and when that was unsuccessful what does he end up doing?

8. What does Sharpe requests happen to Girdwood and what does Fenner get out of the deal?

9. What does Fenner do when Anne confronts him about Sharpe's arrest?

10. Where does Girdwood run and what does he do?

Essay Topics

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

Sharpe's Regiment 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

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 womanizer. 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?

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