Special Sub-Topic: Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N.
|What is one of Jack's nicknames?|
Lucky Jack. Jack's luck in prizes and commands won him many friends and created many enemies.
|What is Jack's rank when we first meet him?|
Lieutenant. He is promoted in the early chapters of 'Master and Commander'.
|What is Jack's wife's name?|
Sophie & Sophia. Sophie is the truly the name of his love, as it is also the name of his first command.
|What is the name of Jack's favorite frigate?|
Surprise. Jack had known the dear Surprise since he was a boy.
|Why was Jack dismissed from the Navy?|
Rigging the Stock Market. Jack was set up - he was innocent.
|What color was Jack's hair?|
A most becoming buttercup yellow. Jack's long yellow hair was one of his most striking features.
|What was Jack's favorite musical instrument?|
Violin & Fiddle. Jack played the violin, while Stephen played the cello.
|Jack and Sophie had three children. What were their names?|
Charlotte, Fanny and George. The girls were twins. George was born before Jack even knew he was expected.
|What was the name of Jack's house?|
Ashgrove Cottage. The Aubreys bought the cottage when they were poor, and built on as they could.
|Who was Jack's particular friend?|
Stephen Maturin. Stephen and Jack were the perfect examples of 'opposites attract'.
|Who was the leader of the forces opposing England during Jack's era?|
Napoleon Bonaparte & Napoleon Buonaparte & Napoleon. His empire threatened to swallow all of Europe.
|Three women helped Jack whenever they could. What were their names?|
Mercedes, Molly and Queenie. Were they all his mistresses?
|Which of the following has naval ranks in the correct order, lowest to highest?|
midshipman, post captain, admiral. A Master and Commander was called 'Captain' out of courtesy, although he did not technically have that rank.
|What was Jack's nickname among his seamen?|
Goldilocks. Sometimes long blond hair is not a positive thing!
|What was the name of the outrageous diamond pin Jack was given in honor of his services?|
chelengk. It was even mechanized, and it rotated!
|Where was Jack held as a prisoner of the United States?|
Boston. They mistakenly connected Jack with intelligence - a thought which gave him great amusement!
|What woman did Jack and Stephen nearly fight a duel over?|
Diana. She had the right idea - Jack as a lover, Stephen as a best friend.
|Several men were able to follow Jack from command to command. Who were three of them?|
Bonden, Pullings and Killick. Bonden was his coxswain, Pullings was his first lieutenant and Killick was his steward.
|What did Jack believe to be the secret to success in naval engagements?|
speed and accuracy of gunnery. He drilled his gun crews relentlessly, even paying for powder out of his own pocket.
|What was the term for a high-ranking officer who was permanently cast on the beach, leader of an imaginary squadron?|
Yellow admiral. Real squadrons were designated red, white and blue.
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