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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 does Wellington order that his men keep?
(a) Only their sabers.
(b) All their tack.
(c) Only their rifles.
(d) Their weapons, ammunition and canteens only.

2. Which men are posted to reinforce the garrison defending Hougoumont?
(a) The 3rd Horse Artillery Battalion.
(b) The 2nd Heavy Cavalry.
(c) The 2nd Guards Brigade.
(d) The 2nd Infantry Artillery Brigade.

3. What does Lord Rossendale say to the Life Guard officers?
(a) He is going to kill Napoleon.
(b) He will kill Richard Sharpe.
(c) That Sharpe assaulted him and Rossendale wants Sharpe arrested.
(d) A story about his broken sword and loss of his pistol.

4. What forms the rear guard of the Duke of Wellington's army?
(a) The elite infantry.
(b) The pikemen.
(c) The horse artillery and cavalry.
(d) The sharpshooter brigade.

5. When Sharpe is within twenty paces of Rossendale, what does Rossendale do?
(a) Raises his pistol.
(b) Yells for his aide.
(c) Drops his sword and raises his empty hands.
(d) Fires his pistol into the air to attract attention.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are the Voltiguers?

2. What does Sharpe ponder also?

3. Upon what does the main French infantry advance?

4. What premonition scares one of Sharpe's friends?

5. Of what is Sharpe convinced?

Short Essay Questions

1. What gross error in judgment and orders did the Prince of Orange make in Chapter 15?

2. What is the difference between the disposition of the Allied Forces and the French in Chapter 13? For what does this afford the author an opportunity?

3. What type of relationship does the contrast of the two opposing generals have to the two armies?

4. How does D'Alembord's premonition show courage?

5. Describe the area where the retreating British army takes up a position in Chapter 10.

6. What makes Rossendale feel better about himself?

7. What is a major failure on the French part that leads to their ultimate defeat?

8. What person and his position, provide a good example of dealing with incompetent superiors?

9. What is one of the most striking differences at the end of a battle and the disposition of the dead between that era and now?

10. What does the author's placement of Sharpe in Chapter 14 do as a narrative device?

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