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. What is Rossendale practicing everyday?

2. To what does Sharpe appeal in his plan to get free of the villa?

3. What does Roland send to the exiled Napoleon?

4. With whom does Calvet meet in Naples?

5. What does d'Alembord urge Jane to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sharpe capture Ducos and what is the cost of that capture?

2. How do Calvet and Sharpe plan to avoid the Cardinal's men?

3. How do the maneuvers at Ducos' estate turn out as far as Ducos' men are concerned?

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

5. What does d'Alembord urge Jane to do, what is her response and how does he feel about that response?

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

7. How does Frederickson feel about Lucille, what does Sharpe suggest and what happens when he follows Sharpe's suggestion?

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

9. What is the similarity between Jane's affair and Sharpe's affair?

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

Essay Topics

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 Revenge 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

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

The military way of life is in and of itself similar to a distinct culture. Understanding how the military is organized, how it operates, and its basic rules of conduct will make any novel that centers on the military more understandable and enjoyable. Discuss one of the following:

1. Describe and analyze the military structure during the time of Sharpe's Revenge. What is rank? What is the difference between officers and enlisted men? How serious is it to disobey an order? What happens if one decides he does not like being in the military and walks away? How are men conscripted? Does the infantry have a similar means of augmenting their ranks as the maritime action called "impressments"?

2. Compare the infantry of Sharpe's Revenge to that in modern times in for the United States, England or France. What are the similarities? The differences? Are the changes from those times improvements? Why or why not? (This question will require some research).

3. Discuss why you think the military has the following: Uniforms, a rank structure of Officers and Enlisted, Strict Discipline, Training for New Recruits, Court Martial, and Different types of companies (i.e., rifle, Cavalry, artillery, etc). Discuss why you think men (and nowadays women) choose to become professional soldiers.

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