Sharpe's Revenge: Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814 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. In what season does Sharpe stay at Lucille's while recuperating?

2. What does Sharpe learn as he is recovering?

3. For what does Ducos stand trial?

4. Who do Sharpe and his group first encounter at Ducos's estate?

5. Where do Sharpe and his two friends hit Duco's main group of defenders?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sharpe do when Frederickson sends for him and what does Lucille reveal to her doctor and friends?

2. What does Frederickson do when he leaves the Lassan estate, what does Sharpe do after he leaves? What happens between Sharpe and Lucille?

3. Where does Ducos remain and what does he do while there?

4. How does Sharpe solve the dilemma of the Cardinal's men around them?

5. Describe the fight at Ducos' defensive room.

6. How does Sharpe feel about his affair with Lucille in view of his marriage to Jane?

7. What does Calvet do while Sharpe is implementing his plan and how does it all end?

8. Where does Frederickson go to find Ducos and how does that work out?

9. What does d'Alembord do in London as far as Jane is concerned in Chapter 10? How does Jane appear to him?

10. What does Ducos do as a last ditch effort and why does he do it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 particular 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 2

Sharpe, despite his background, is an officer and a gentleman and is therefore accorded more respect and trust even in enemy territory than the common soldier. Discuss the following:

1. Does it seem likely that officers are usually more respectable than enlisted men back then? What about today? Why or why not.

2. Sharpe has begun an affair with another woman while still married to Jane. Do you think this is how an officer and gentleman comports himself? Why or why not.

3. In the present military in the United States, both officers and enlisted can be held for court martial for adultery or having sexual relations with someone of inferior rank. Why do you think this is so? Do you agree with the policy?

Essay Topic 3

Jane again calls on Rossendale and it becomes apparent that they are romantically involved and somewhat intimate. Indeed, much of London admires Rossendale for his bravery in the matter as it is widely assumed that Sharpe will return and kill the man before discarding Jane.

1. Why do you think Rossendale would risk his life to be involved with Jane? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Rossendale is a titled individual, meaning he is a Lord in British society. Discuss whether you believe Rossendale would be involved with Jane if he was a commoner and why you have the opinion you have. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Jane has money and no title; Rossendale has a title and no money. Discuss the ways in which both of them are using the other. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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