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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are the French Dragoons received by the Belgium people?
(a) The Dragoons are fired upon.
(b) Some welcome the Dragoons, but most revile them.
(c) The Dragoons are welcomed.
(d) The Dragoons are ignored.

2. How are the Brunswickers identified?
(a) Feathers in their caps.
(b) Green coats.
(c) Yellow coats.
(d) Black coats.

3. What is Lucille most afraid of as she says goodbye to Sharpe?
(a) Sharpe getting killed.
(b) Rossendale taking out his hatred of Sharpe on Lucille.
(c) A British defeat and the French marching into Brussels.
(d) Having to go back to England unwed and pregnant if Sharpe dies.

4. What persists towards the East from where Sharpe and Harper are?
(a) The sounds of battle between the Prussians and French.
(b) Grass fires.
(c) A heavy fog.
(d) Flocks of crows and ravens circling.

5. Why is the Prince of Orange excited?
(a) He just got a new warhorse.
(b) He expects a great victory against the French.
(c) He receives a letter from his father stating that he is receiving the title early to an estate he loves.
(d) He has just become betrothed and wants a victory to impress his fiance.

6. How do the British defend against the Cuirassiers?
(a) With their heavy horses.
(b) With their heavy cannons.
(c) In infantry squares.
(d) With their pike lines.

7. Why do the Prince of Orange's men refuse to follow him to attack the French cannon?
(a) There are several smaller cannons trained on them.
(b) A brigade of French light cavalry has appeared.
(c) The mastiffs are ringed around the cannons.
(d) They have to ride through a grass fire to get there.

8. How does the Duke of Wellington consider his English cavalry?
(a) As sensitive, undisciplined and prone to moments of insanity.
(b) As his finest soldiers.
(c) As fine horsemen but terrible marksmen.
(d) As so incompetent they jeopardize other units.

9. Who are the Cuirassiers?
(a) The "big brothers" of the French army on heavy horses.
(b) The French pikemen.
(c) A band of pirates who have thrown in with the French.
(d) The Dutch special lance brigade.

10. Where is the lone horseman approaching at the opening of chapter 3?
(a) Brussels.
(b) Charleroi.
(c) Sambre.
(d) Paris.

11. What order is Sharpe given?
(a) To report the next day for court martial.
(b) To rejoin his old regiment.
(c) To report his insubordination to the Duke of Wellington.
(d) To withdraw from battle and consider himself subject to execution for disobeying a direct order under battle.

12. What order does Sharpe refuse to take to Halkett?
(a) That Halkett stay in place in his square.
(b) That Halkett retreat.
(c) That Halkett's men form a line.
(d) That Halkett move East one mile.

13. Who accompanies Sharpe to Quatre Bras?
(a) No one.
(b) A Belgium sharpshooter.
(c) A civilian guide.
(d) An eighteen-year-old, Lieutenant Simon Doggett.

14. Why do the Belgian cavalry flee?
(a) They secretly root for Napoleon's victory.
(b) They do not like the Prince of Orange.
(c) They had belonged to the French cavalry the year previously.
(d) They are afraid to attack the more experienced French cavalry.

15. What must Sharpe do by the Prince of Orange's orders?
(a) Take a force of riflemen to flank the Dragoons.
(b) Reconcile with Rossendale.
(c) Stay with the Prince and not go out to the front lines.
(d) Attend a ball in Brussels and wear a Dutch uniform.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Prince William of Orange?

2. Who arrives at Quatre Bras with the British Light Cavalry?

3. Who loses all the ground he has captured?

4. Who arrives to drive off the French skirmishers?

5. What does Sharpe order Doggett to do?

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