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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. How many men has Napoleon gathered to his army in 107 days?
(a) 200,000.
(b) 50,000.
(c) 110,000.
(d) 25,000.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Duchess of Richmond preparing to give?

2. What does Sharpe order Doggett to do?

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

4. Where do Sharpe and Doggett find a French battalion?

5. Who are the Cuirassiers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What becomes a major source of friction between the Prince of Orange and Sharpe? Why is Sharpe with the Prince?

2. What did the actions in Chapter 7 show about the Prince of Orange and some of the other British officers?

3. Why is the Duke of Wellington worried about his troops and what kinds of troops does he have?

4. How does Sharpe mitigate a complete disaster with the battalions under French cavalry attack?

5. What do Rebecque and Sharpe decide Sharpe should do as they study a map of the area?

6. What are some of the types of infantry attack used in the battle for Quatre Bras?

7. Who does Sharpe encounter while escaping the crossroad area and what happens?

8. What type of technical details are seen in Chapter 8?

9. Who does Sharpe see as he leaves Wellington to return to the crossroads? What does he do?

10. To whom does Sharpe send a note when he encounters men from the German Legion and what is the response? Why does he respond that way?

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