Debt of Honor 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 precipitates the decline of U.S. financial and blue-chip stocks?

2. Who asks Murray to postpone arresting Kealty?

3. What is Jack Ryan's profession when the novel begins?

4. What does Ryan think is the cause for the problems in the U.S. military?

5. After his meeting with Searls in New York, where does Yamata travel to in order to meet with political and military leaders?

Short Essay Questions

1. Soon after the passing of the Trade Reform Bill, what is the state of the nuclear disarmament between the U.S. and Russia?

2. How does Yamata react to the passing of the Trade Reform Act, and how successful is his plan?

3. Describe the first Japanese occupations and landings in the Pacific.

4. Why does Yamata think the information he gains about the Durling administration is incriminating?

5. What causes the economic collapse in the U.S.?

6. What kind of software is Yamata developing in America?

7. What is the state of Yamata's nuclear preparations when Ryan and the U.S. President go to Moscow?

8. What is the general state of the world in terms of security when Ryan is made National Security Advisor?

9. What is Yamata's plan with regard to his dealings with Russia?

10. Why is Cook cautious about accepting Nagumo's offer, and why does he agree to do so?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Revenge is perhaps the most important theme in the novel. The principle antagonist is driven by an overwhelming need to exact revenge on the United States. Many other characters either resist or indulge in the temptation to take revenge on those who have wronged them.

1) Discuss Yamata's drive for revenge. How was this desire created and fostered, and how does it drive the story?

2) Explain examples of characters who either engage in revenge or resist the urge to do so. What drives these characters and why do they act as they do?

3) Discuss Sato's act of vengeance. What were his reasons and motivations? Was his act justified?

4) Assess the author's intent with regards to this theme. What is the author trying to say about revenge through the stories of these characters?

Use examples and quotes from the book to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

When Jack Ryan takes up with new post as the National Security Advisor, he is shocked at the state of the U.S. military, which has been drastically reduced in size. This reduction may be realistic given the current circumstances in the U.S. and internationally, and from a literary perspective, it allows a resurgent Japan to be a serious threat to the U.S.

Part 1) Explain how and why the military strength of the U.S. has been allowed to decay.

Part 2) Describe the attitudes of major U.S. political and military leaders towards this reduction before and after the Japanese attack.

Part 3) Explain the literary purpose of including this detail about the U.S. military. What is the author's intent in this regard?

Provide support for your conclusions with quotes from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

A major part of Yamata's plan to bring down the U.S. is to launch a devastating attack against the U.S. economy. This attack proves every bit as effective as Yamata had hoped, crippling the nation before a solution can be found to counter it.

Part 1) Explain how Yamata orchestrates the attack against the U.S. economy.

Part 2) Describe what Yamata hopes to gain through this attack. Is it conducted solely for the impact it will have on the American people, or are there other important benefits from Yamata's perspective?

Part 3) Given the effectiveness of the attack, assess whether this mode of warfare is valid as a means of attacking another nation. Is such an act essentially an act of war? Use evidence from the book to support your claim.

Part 4) Explain the response by Ryan and others to this attack. How does the organized response to this attack parallel the organized military effort seen later in the novel?

Provide support for your conclusions with quotes from the novel.

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