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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the horseman attempting to do?
2. What has Wellington promised Blucher?
3. What happens when Halkett obeys the Prince of Orange's orders?
4. Who does the Duke of Wellington hope will join his forces?
5. Why is the Duchess apprehensive of Rossendale being at her home?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the Duchess of Richmond apprehensive about John Rossendale?
2. What is used on the field of battle besides weapons and men and why?
3. Why is the Duke of Wellington worried about his troops and what kinds of troops does he have?
4. What actions of the Dutch-Belgium cavalry in Chapter 7 tell the reader about their ability? What impressions might their actions give?
5. What do Rebecque and Sharpe decide Sharpe should do as they study a map of the area?
6. Who does Sharpe see as he leaves Wellington to return to the crossroads? What does he do?
7. What does Sharpe do when he and Doggett see a battalion of French while scouting the crossroad area?
8. Why are the Dutch-Belgium troops unable to fight well?
9. What did the actions in Chapter 7 show about the Prince of Orange and some of the other British officers?
10. Why are the French able to cross into Belgium and what type of resistance is there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Though this novel is probably more action driven rather than character driven, obviously there are several characters who make the novel what it is. Discuss one of the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Sharpe and Rossendale. Include their goals, sense of honor, abilities and social skills.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon.
3. Thoroughly analyze the character of Richard Sharpe discussing both his strong and weak points and how both affect the outcome of the plot.
Essay Topic 2
Though the author Cornwell may or may not have such personal views on women, the way women are characterized in his series is often less than complimentary. Discuss one of the following:
1. Present and analyze the treatment of women in Sharpe's Waterloo.
2. Cornwell is trying to be historically accurate, so is his treatment of women in his book(s) justified?
3. Is there any way Cornwell could have presented women in a more positive light and still stayed historically accurate? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze one major theme of Sharpe's Waterloo. Consider the following: How do one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal" theme? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?
2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Sharpe's Waterloo. How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?
3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in Sharpe's Waterloo? Which theme in Sharpe's Waterloo speaks to you the most in your life? Why?
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