Debt of Honor Test | Final 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 do Asian banks exchange their U.S. treasury bills for when their markets open the Monday after the U.S. economic collapse?

2. What special operations force is readied for an undisclosed mission as part of Ryan's military operation?

3. Ryan devises a plan to save the U.S. economy after remembering something that which of the following people often says?

4. How many missile sites do the bombers from Elmendorf Air Force Base destroy?

5. What resource do the Pentagon and the Defense Department come up with for the military effort against Japan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Yamata's reaction to the American counter-attack?

2. Describe the entire mission carried out by the U.S. Rangers in Japan.

3. What does Ryan believe about Japan's goal ?

4. How does Durling resolve the political crisis of Kealty's legal problems?

5. What troubling things does JAL pilot Torajiro Sato witness?

6. What resources do the Defense Department and the Pentagon determine will be available to fight the Japanese?

7. What leads to Yamata's kidnapping of Koga?

8. How do the initial negotiations with the Japanese proceed?

9. How are the Japanese air defenses destroyed?

10. What does Isamu Kimura agree to help the U.S. and the Russians with? How is he convinced of the rightness of his actions?

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

Negotiations between Japan and the U.S. take place for almost the entire duration of the conflict between these nations. The U.S. wishes to avoid war without compromising itself, and Japan for the most part seeks to gain time to further its own military goals.

Part 1) Summarize the negotiations that occur in the novel. Who are the participating nations, and what are their goals? What resolutions result from these negotiations?

Part 2) Discuss some of the overt techniques used in these negotiations, such as compromise, discussion, and threats.

Part 3) Explain some of the covert techniques used in these negotiations, such as spying, intelligence gathering, bribery, and blackmail.

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

Essay Topic 3

At least once in the course of the novel, each side in the U.S. - Japanese conflict attempts to use blackmail to its advantage. These efforts have interesting and varied effects, and it is clear that some people and groups are better at manipulating others in this way.

Part 1) Describe the major cases in the novel when blackmail is used, or its use is planned. What information is used, and how is the target assessed and informed of the situation?

Part 2) Summarize the effectiveness of these blackmail attempts. Speculate about why are some attempts more successful than others.

Part 3) Make and support and assessment whether or not the use of blackmail is acceptable as a part of warfare. Discuss specific uses of blackmail from the book.

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

(see the answer keys)

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