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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. Who receives the commission for the HMS Nutmeg of Consolation?
(a) Aubrey.
(b) Brown.
(c) Fox.
(d) Pullings.

2. About what does Maturin discuss with Aubrey?
(a) If the French privateer is likely to return.
(b) When the HMS Justice will start missing them.
(c) Whether the men should split into several camps for security.
(d) Whether his message is actually delivered by Kesegaran.

3. For what purpose are the bribes?
(a) To assure that the harbormaster will give the Chinese safe passage.
(b) To get Matruin aboard the Cornélie for a trip back to England.
(c) To delay Cornélie's refitting and resupply.
(d) He does not give any bribes.

4. Why are the sailors able to salvage much of the ship's contents?
(a) It washes up on shore almost intact.
(b) The lifeboats were larger than average.
(c) They are unable to salvage anything.
(d) It took a long time to sink.

5. Where departs for Batavia in one of the ship's boats?
(a) Fox.
(b) Maturin.
(c) Pullings.
(d) Martin.

Short Answer Questions

1. To where does Kesegaran agree to carry a message?

2. What does the captain of the force who assaults Aubrey's camp wear?

3. What does Maturin play up?

4. Who does Maturin encounter that he knows on the trip on the junk?

5. Why do the sailors find Kesegaran interesting?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Surprise spending so much time in port?

2. Describe the first attempt of the Nutmeg of Consolation to engage Cornélie.

3. How do the English lose hope even though they repulsed the Dyak attack?

4. What happens shortly after the dinner?

5. What else is Maturin doing while in port besides his nature study?

6. How do Maturin and Martin renew their acquaintance and what is Aubrey's response?

7. Who is William Grimshaw and how does he help provide comic relief on board?

8. Describe Padeen Colman.

9. How does Maturin find himself in a duel and what is the crew's response?

10. How does Maturin become ill and what does he see when he awakens from a fever?

(see the answer keys)

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