Sharpe's Sword: Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 Test | Mid-Book 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. How does Leroux get the information he needs for his leader?

2. What is Sharpe's job in apprehending Leroux?

3. What is mounted on the balcony in the secret room at Helena's house?

4. Who tells Wellington that Sharpe is dead?

5. What country is Sharpe fighting against?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Leroux able to avoid detection from Sharpe and Harper during the battle?

2. How did Spears help Leroux?

3. What does Leroux do when he is confronted by Sharpe on the battlefield?

4. What is Helena's biggest fear?

5. What is the main purpose of Sharpe's light infantry unit?

6. What do the British troops do just before the French troops retreat for the first time in the book?

7. Why is the British cavalry marching on the French when the French infantry cannot be defeated by a cavalry?

8. How does Sharpe explain his absences to Spears?

9. Why did Spears help Leroux?

10. How does Sharpe help the retreating British after the failed assault on the French forts?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How did Sharpe's relationship with Helena change over the course of this book? What caused these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of this plot?

Essay Topic 2

What does El Mirador mean, and what impact did this have on the course of this plot?

Essay Topic 3

Pride is a very basic and obvious trait of Sharpe's. What is the difference between pride and confidence, and where in the book do these two traits appear? Are they benefits or burdens to Sharpe in his career?

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