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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. Upon what subject does Maturin and the man in question #33 disagree?
(a) Whether medicine is an art or a science.
(b) Polictics concerning Ireland.
(c) Whether he should marry Maturin's sister.
(d) Whether England has the right to impress sailors.

2. Who decides to hire Standish as his personal secretary?
(a) Duke Wellington.
(b) A music lover army officer.
(c) Sir Joseph.
(d) The Prince of Orange.

3. Why will Diane be going to Pulo Prabang?
(a) To capture a large French fleet.
(b) To assault Pulo Prabang.
(c) To join a blockade of Africa's southern coast.
(d) To negotiate a treaty.

4. Who is the first lieutenant aboard the Diane?
(a) Fielding.
(b) Pickerole.
(c) Johnson.
(d) Waitly.

5. From what British government action are the sailors of the Surprise exempt?
(a) Being sent to the army.
(b) Impressment.
(c) Being arrested for murder.
(d) Paying taxes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Maturin's occupation?

2. What does Maturin contemplate doing so Surprise can't catch the ship from question #32?

3. From what does Standish suffer as Surprise continues her voyage?

4. What nickname did the men call Aubrey?

5. How much seniority did Aubrey lose?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who reinstates Aubrey and under what conditions?

2. Who is Maturin's assistant, why is he on the Surprise and how are he and Maturin similar?

3. Why is the man in question #2 on the Surprise?

4. What is Aubrey and Pullings' relationship and how are they similar?

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

6. What does Maturin think about as they sail along the coast of Ireland?

7. What happens to the Surprise with Aubrey's new orders and what do Pullings and Aubrey arrange?

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

9. What kind of journey did Sir Joseph have from Corunna and why has he come to Lisbon?

10. How does the captain of the Diane feel about being replaced and on what day does Aubrey take command?

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