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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 happens to the Dryad?
2. What is Niobe?
3. What ship do they find?
4. What does Maturin learn when he dives for the treasure?
5. With whom does the Surprise sail parallel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Maturin help to protect Mrs. Fielding and pull off and intelligence coup?
2. Who leaves instructions for Aubrey and what are the orders?
3. How do the men survive the remainder of their desert trek and in what kind of shape are they in at the end of their march?
4. Describe the encounter with the treasure galley.
5. What does Major Pollock tell Aubrey and what is Aubrey's response?
6. What does Maturin tell Fielding about his wife and about Maturin's friendship with his wife?
7. How does Maturin learn that the galley is not carrying treasure?
8. What does Maturin think about concerning Mrs. Fielding?
9. How does Mrs. Fielding change the atmosphere on board the Surprise?
10. Why does Aubrey decide to commence training Mr. Maitland and Mr. Honey?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss Treason's Harbour based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if it is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.
3. Do you think the fact that Treason's Harbour falls within the genre of historical fiction changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Treason's Harbour.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Treason's Harbour. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors and by the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Treason's Harbour. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors and by the action?
Essay Topic 3
Maturin acts as a covert agency for the Crown and has become involved with helping Mrs. Fielding, who has been "forced" into spying in order to protect her husband.
1. What sort of covert operations does Maturin undertake? How similar do you think his covert operations are to that of an organization such as the CIA of today?
2. How much does Maturin's covert operations effect good outcomes for the British during Treason's Harbour? How is Matruin unable to use his covert operations to "save the day" in the pursuit of the treasure ship?
3. Do you see any conflict of interests between being a doctor and also a covert operator? Why or why not.
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