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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. What do the men under Sharpe's leadership do when they cannot form a square?
(a) Run behind the cavalry as back up.
(b) Retreat to the trees.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Run for the high ground to reform.

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

3. What is given to the general of the French dragoons in Charleroi?
(a) A 21-gun salute.
(b) Misleading information.
(c) A bunch of violets.
(d) A map showing the English gun emplacements.

4. What does Jane discover?
(a) She is homesick for England.
(b) She truly loves Sharpe.
(c) She is dying.
(d) She is pregnant.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What must Sharpe do by the Prince of Orange's orders?

2. How is the horseman dressed?

3. How many more rivers does Napoleon have to cross before reaching Brussels?

4. What stops the cavalry advance of the Prince of Orange?

5. Who is with Sharpe when he joins the Prince of Orange at Quatre Bras?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Duke of Wellington read at the ball that interrupts his participation? What does he do after he reads the dispatch?

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

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

4. 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?

5. How do the French feel about the outcome of the war and why haven't the Prussians come to help the British?

6. What is Bonaparte thinking about as he sits in his coach near where the French come into Belgium?

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

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

9. Who is Sharpe's mother and in what wars has he fought? To whom is he attached now?

10. What do Sharpe and Harper do on the second night of battle?

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