The Hundred Days Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why do the crew not want to deliver people to destinations?

2. What does Yeats say will ruin him?

3. What does Maturin try to teach Graham about?

4. What does Maturin's wife like to do?

5. Why does Aubrey spend a small fortune of his own money on something for the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is a blockade duty so wearing on a ship and its crew?

2. Why is Aubrey so worried about Thornton's health?

3. What about Martin does Maturin not like, and what does he do about this?

4. What does blockade duty entail?

5. What causes the Jemmapes to flee from the altercation with the Worcester?

6. What does Aubrey do for the ship that impresses his crew?

7. What is Maturin's job?

8. What is the mission the Worcester has been sent on?

9. What is the Worcester's nickname, and why?

10. What happens when a strong wind blows birds over the ship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What caused Thornton to retire, and what were the reactions to this decision?

Essay Topic 2

Where is comic relief present in the book, and how did these instances affect the main characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Harte was a minor character in this book who made a huge impact on the plot. How did he accomplish this, and how would the plot have been altered had he not been included in the story line?

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