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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Prince William of Orange?
(a) The Duke and heir to the throne of England.
(b) The Duke and heir to the throne of Netherlands.
(c) The Duke and heir to the throne of Germany.
(d) The only experienced commander in the English army.

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

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

4. How might the pace of the Prussian Major who is taking news to Brussels be described?
(a) Slow through neccessity.
(b) Rapid.
(c) Irresponsibly leisurely.
(d) Stalled.

5. What happens to the 69th battalion?
(a) It reforms with another battalion and they become the 72nd battalion.
(b) It regroups and marches towards Brussels.
(c) It is completely destroyed.
(d) It captures Quatre Bras.

6. How does the Duke of Wellington treat the Prince of Orange?
(a) In an official capacity.
(b) Effusively.
(c) Curtly.
(d) He commiserates with the Prince.

7. Upon whose staff is the horseman?
(a) No one's.
(b) The Prince of Belgium.
(c) The Prince of Wales.
(d) The Prince of Orange.

8. What stops the cavalry advance of the Prince of Orange?
(a) Large cannon fire.
(b) A French infantry square.
(c) A line of pitch set on fire.
(d) Napoleon mastiff dogs which spook the horses.

9. Who launches a full scale cavalry charge to keep the British from forming squares again?
(a) Marshal Ney.
(b) Napoleon.
(c) Kellerman.
(d) Lafayette.

10. Who arrives to drive off the French skirmishers?
(a) The Duke of Weston's cavalry.
(b) No one.
(c) The 110th Sharpshooters Regiment.
(d) Cavalry under the Prince of Orange.

11. What does Bonaparte consider the enemy to be?
(a) Incompetent.
(b) Greatly outnumbered.
(c) Highly trained.
(d) English scum and their Prussian hirelings.

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

13. What causes the most casualties to the Dragoons from the Prussians?
(a) The elite cavalry of the Prussian army.
(b) Hidden cannons.
(c) A ditch filled with pitch that they light.
(d) Their sharpshooter brigade.

14. Why is the Duchess apprehensive of Rossendale being at her home?
(a) She is not apprehensive.
(b) Because Lieutenant-Colonel Sharpe will be there and Rossendale's mistress is Sharpe's unfaithful wife, Jane.
(c) Because Napoleon will kill her if he finds out.
(d) Because he would be disobeying orders to come there.

15. What does Sharpe do before returning to Quartre Bras?
(a) Insult Jane.
(b) Challenge Rossendale to a duel.
(c) Drink a bit too much ale.
(d) Slap the Duchess's daughter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the Duke of Wellington consider his English cavalry?

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

3. Who loses all the ground he has captured?

4. What does the horseman's hat look like?

5. What does Napoleon do in the East?

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