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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. With whom does Napoleon entrust his treasure?
2. What is the name of the Royal battleship that is in the harbor of St. Jean de Luz?
3. Chapter 6 recounts the lengthy history of Henri Lassan's progenitors and their role in overseeing Château Lassan. Based on the previous sentence, what might progenitors mean?
4. Where do Sharpe, Frederickson and Harper go when they leave Bordeaux?
5. What do Sharpe and Frederickson say about the charges?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sharpe respond to Jane's demands in the Prologue?
2. What does the man Napoleon enlists for help actually do and why?
3. In the opening of Chapter 4, what is happening with the British troops following the abdication of Napoleon?
4. What does Soult do with Toulouse following the British assault?
5. What does Lassan's mother want him to do and how does he feel about it?
6. What do the British at Toulouse learn after the battle about Napoleon?
7. What is Toulouse and who commands it?
8. What does Sharpe and his friends do after the battle of Toulouse?
9. What are the British organizing to do in the beginning of this book and what has occurred in their military campaign that motivates this?
10. What do Sharpe and his companions do when they leave Bordeaux?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Though this novel is probably more action driven rather than character driven, obviously there are several characters who make the novel what it is. Discuss one of the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Sharpe and Ducos. Include their goals, sense of honor, abilities and social skills.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of Harper and Rossendale.
3. Thoroughly analyze the character of Richard Sharpe discussing both his strong and weak points and how both affect the outcome of the plot.
Essay Topic 2
Lucille and Sharpe transition from mutual antipathy to mutual affection and then romantic love over the course of the summer months and his recuperation. Sharpe's admiration for Lucille's house and estate, coupled with Jane's banal taste in a London home, foreshadows Sharpe's eventual return to Lucille's estate.
1. Often some of the best relationships occur between two people who were indifferent or even hostile towards one another when they first met. Discuss how and why a situation like that can change into love and respect between two people.
2. Discuss what you think is meant by the mention of foreshadow in the above paragraph. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Richard Sharpe is in some ways a larger-than-life hero. Despite incredible odds, he usually comes out on top, in Sharpe's Revenge and in the other novels in the series. Discuss the following:
1. Does having a larger-than-life hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, which is more admirable--a hero who ultimately always "lands on his feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and doesn't always succeed?
2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.
3. Choose one other character besides Sharpe whom you might call a hero/heroine and explain why you choose that person. Illustrate your statements with examples from the text.
4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.
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