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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. About how many troops does Tippoo have?
2. What does McCandless decide to teach Sharpe?
3. Who is near Sharpe's discovery in the dungeon?
4. Why can't Gudin help Sharpe?
5. About what does General Rao question Mary?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Lawford, McCandless and Sharpe discuss in their cell?
2. How does Tippoo execute criminals and what does he do afterward?
3. Where does Sharpe go after the ceremony, what does he find out and how does he feel about it?
4. What does Tippoo hope as the British prepare to attack and what happens to that hope?
5. How does Sharpe get them out of the prison?
6. How does Sharpe take care of the black-powder mine?
7. What do the rescuers find at the dungeon?
8. What does Sharpe discover about the dungeon and about Hakeswill in the dungeon?
9. What does Tippoo decide to do with Lawford and Sharpe after questioning them?
10. What does Sharpe say to Lawford about the rockets?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Richard Sharpe is no exception. Sharpe's legendary powers of military strategy is juxtaposed with his reputation as a womanizer. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze situations when Sharpe demonstrates his prodigious powers of military strategy. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Sharpe's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.
3. Discuss how you think Sharpe's admirable traits helped him obtain a higher rank in the military despite his background as a child. Have his flaws impacted his career at all? Do any of those under his command seem to notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?
Essay Topic 2
"Sharpe's Tiger" is one book in a series of novels involving Richard Sharpe. Discuss the following.
1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
2. What is a disadvantage of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
In the world of academe, historical fiction is often considered an inferior form of the novel compared to "classic" literature. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think historical fiction might be considered second-rate compared to the classics?
2. Do you think historical fiction has the same elements as the classics? Why or why not?
3. What are the purposes do you think for people reading "the classics"? What are the purposes for people reading historical fiction? Is one purpose better than another? Explain your response.
4. Would you read historical fiction even outside an educational setting? Why or why not?
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