Lord Hornblower Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Lord Hornblower 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. What does Hornblower think of Admiral Pellew?

2. What happens after Hornblower captures the French gunboat in the battle at Le Havre?

3. What does Lebrun tell Hornblower about Baron Momas?

4. What does some of the Flame mutineers say to Hornblower after the battle at Le Havre?

5. Why is Hornblower's assignment regarding the Flame particularly difficult?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to some of the other mutineers from the Flame?

2. Why is Hornblower worried about the reactions of the Porta Coeli's crew to the mutiny on the Flame?

3. Why is suppressing the mutineers particularly difficult for Hornblower?

4. What does Hornblower's plan to deal with mutineers depend on?

5. What does Hornblower do to make the ships even more alike?

6. Why does Hornblower kill Nathaniel Sweet, the leader of the mutineers?

7. What type of deal is offered to Hornblower on behalf of the Mayor of Le Havre? Why?

8. How does C. S. Forester show that Hornblower has the "common touch" in his interactions with men?

9. Other than the prize money, why does Hornblower want to capture the French East India ship?

10. What is Hornblower's attitude towards the mutineers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the two women in this book, Barbara and Marie, and their effect on Hornblower. Who is more typical of a woman of this time period? Barbara or Marie? Why and why not?

Essay Topic 2

C. S. Forester wrote this book in the 20th century about people and events in the 19th century. How does C. S. Forester use language to give life to the period? Is he successful?

Essay Topic 3

Like most of the people in the novel, Hornblower's life is shaped by the war between France and England. Describe Hornblower's attitude towards the war throughout this book. Is he conflicted about the end of the war? Why?

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