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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 Aubrey's primary goal in captaining the Surprise?
(a) Killing French sailors.
(b) Reinstatement in the royal navy.
(c) Making money.
(d) Staying away from England.

2. What country will the Surprise circumvent first?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Gibraltar.
(c) Spain.
(d) Scotland.

3. Who reinstates Aubrey?
(a) Sir Joseph.
(b) The Prince of Wales.
(c) Duke Wellington.
(d) Lord Melville.

4. What does Standish decide to do with the situation Sir Joseph has established?
(a) Go AWOL.
(b) Goes with Maturin.
(c) Resign.
(d) Stay with Pullings.

5. What does Maturin contemplate doing so Surprise can't catch the ship from question #32?
(a) Talk to Aubrey.
(b) Induce a temporary illness in the crew.
(c) Rip a mainsail.
(d) Throw off the compass with a magnet.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maturin say when Martin asks him about the laudanum?

2. What is the conversation mostly about during dinner ashore before the Surprise leaves?

3. In what state was Aubrey's finances when the Surprise was purchased by the owner?

4. How does Aubrey feel towards Ledward and Wray?

5. Why will Diane be going to Pulo Prabang?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who reinstates Aubrey and under what conditions?

2. What happens to Standish on the journey to Corunna?

3. What does Standish ask for at Lisbon and how does Aubrey respond?

4. Who shows up right before departure to join the crew and in what position?

5. What ship is Aubrey in command of at the beginning of the book?

6. Who owns the Surprise and what kind of work does the owner do?

7. From where do many of the crew come?

8. What does Surprise do after they finish with the ship they saw?

9. What ship does Surprise see shortly after leaving England and what does Aubrey do?

10. What new orders are Aubrey given in Lisbon?

(see the answer keys)

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