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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 is the Duke of Wellington's army doing?
(a) Retreating in an orderly fashion.
(b) Advancing to flank Napoleon's heavy cavalry.
(c) Driving West to cut off Napoleon's supply line.
(d) Driving East to cut off Napoleon's supply line.

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

3. What does Lieutenant Simon Bloggett want of Sharpe?
(a) For Sharpe to show him how to plan an offensive.
(b) Advice about women.
(c) For Sharpe to see the Baron Rebecque.
(d) For Sharpe to ask for command of Bloggett's unit.

4. Where do French skirmishers mount an attack?
(a) On the Chateau de Hougoumont.
(b) On Mont-St-Jean.
(c) Head on with the Duke's infantry.
(d) On Waterloo.

5. What does Sharpe ask of Rossendale?
(a) A truce.
(b) A promissory note.
(c) To not be such a coward.
(d) To have Jane back.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the French retreat?

2. How are the British heavy cavalry defeated?

3. How are Napoleon's men dressed?

4. Where are the British's first casualties?

5. What does Sharpe do to the pistol?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the British Heavy Cavalry unit with which John Rossendale is riding?

2. In Chapter 10, what describes a critical decision made by Wellington that ultimately leads to an Allied victory?

3. What does John Rossendale tell his fellow officers about the condition of his sword and pistol in Chapter 10?

4. Why, on the third day, are the French still confident of victory?

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

6. What does Sharpe tell Rossendale during their encounter in the woods?

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

8. What charge of heavy cavalry is described in Chapter 15 and what two roles do the horses have?

9. What is it about the British muskets that proves the beginning of the French's downfall?

10. 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?

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