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. Which of the following is NOT one of the advantages that the five submarines used to monitor Japanese naval movements have?

2. While Ryan's operation is planned, how do Clark and Chavez destroy their target?

3. What do the bombers from Elmendorf Air Force Base destroy, besides the missile sites?

4. What does Russia do to help find the Japanese nuclear weapons?

5. According to Ryan's information, what is the "northern resource area"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ryan hope to achieve surprise in launching the carrier Stennis?

2. How are the Japanese air defenses destroyed?

3. Explain Ryan's plan for saving the U.S. and European economies.

4. How does the U.S. cause India to capitulate?

5. How is Chris Cook's betrayal discovered?

6. What information and resources do the Americans have in trying to locate Koga?

7. How does Nomuri react to being asked to leave the intelligence "game"?

8. What do Durling and Ryan ask the major news networks to do?

9. As part of Ryan's plan, what naval assets are immediately dispatched against Japan and what is their mission?

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

Raizo Yamata is the antagonist of the novel and the foil to Jack Ryan. His far-reaching plans drive most action of the novel and his unique personality affects many events throughout the book.

Part 1) Describe Raizo Yamata as a character. Include a full description of his background and beliefs. Explain how he came to power and how he exercises that power.

Part 2) Explain how Yamata is influenced by his culture.

Part 3) Explain Yamata's overall goals and how and why he is driven to achieve them.

Part 4) Yamata considers himself a patriot. Use evidence from the book to support an assessment for or against this position.

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Just before the Japanese strike on the U.S. fleet and Pacific islands, the U.S. and Russia jointly celebrate the destruction of their last nuclear weapons. Nuclear disarmament is complete between these two superpowers who vied for decades and came close to initiating suicidal nuclear war. This is a goal that many politicians, statesmen, and diplomats dreamed of throughout the cold war. In the novel, it's implications are crucial.

Part 1) Explain how the joint disarmament occurs and why the U.S. and Russia agree to work together on this issue.

Part 2) Describe the reaction in these two countries and throughout the world when the last missiles are destroyed. Is this reaction reasonable and believable?

Part 3) Explain the strategic consequences of the disarmament.

Part 4) Speculate whether the disarmament seen in the novel could really occur between the U.S. and Russia. Explain how these events, or events nearly like them, could occur.

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