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. Where do Sharpe and the others have to go to get into Ducos' room?

2. What does Lucille do when Frederickson proposes marriage?

3. What do Sharpe and his group do at Ducos' estate?

4. For what does Ducos stand trial?

5. What type of behavior is Ducos beginning to exhibit?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens to Ducos in the Epilogue?

4. What does Calvet decide to do about Ducos based on local authorities' response to his request?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Frederickson's gentle rebuff leads him to travel away from Lucille and engage in successful detective work in Paris. The rebuff also sets up the gradual development of the love triangle resulting, at the novel's end, in the break between Frederickson and Sharpe.

1. Why do you think Frederickson and Sharpe ended their friendship because of Lucille? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. What does it say about the character of Frederickson and Sharpe that they don't stay friends because of Lucille? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Do you think two people who like the same other person can remain friends if one of them is successful in his/her pursuit? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Choose two of the following and compare and contrast the two people. Include in the discussion their type of leadership, their personality, their morals and whether you would like to serve under them.

1. Sharpe and Ducos.

2. Harper and Fredrickson.

3. Calvet and Ducos.

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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