BROCK AT DETROIT
"I made a cool calculation of the pours and contres."
1. (a) Who were envious of Brock and how did they explain his success at Detroit?
1. (b) How did Brock explain his decision? 1. (c) What were the 'pours'? the 'contres'?
2. Explain: Desperate times require desperate measures.
3. (a) Brock 'pinned his colours to the mast.' What does this phrase mean?
4. (b) How did it apply to Upper Canada?
5. Brock said he acted after considering the pours and contres. Explain.
6. How did Brock play a psychological trick on Hull using a combination of bluff and blackmail?
7. What does it mean to say that Hull had overstayed his welcome on the stage of history?
8.(a) Explain "overawe the disaffected." (b) What was the only way Brock believed this could be done? (c) How did he accomplish this?
9. A 'surging spirit' is at the heart of all heroics. What is it and why is it considered "the vital dynamic in human society"?
10. What made Tecumseh a great leader?
11. Why did Tecumseh decide to fight for the British?
12. How were Brock and Tecumseh alike?
13. What did Tecumseh admire about Brock?
14. Explain: (a) two titans; (b) emancipated from tyranny; (c) heavy weather; (d) hot and heavy tidings; (i) walking with destiny; (j) the handling consummate and the stakes immense; (k) psychologically, his victory at Detroit saved Upper Canada (l) merely showing their teeth.
15. Brock was a loved as well as admired. How do we know this and how do you account for this?
16. Name and explain the two figures of speech contained in the statement: "Brock's small force was the knife's edge that opened the oyster.".
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