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. Jack Ryan realizes that which of the following is the key to deciding on a response to the Japanese attacks?

2. How many Japanese nuclear missile sites are there in total?

3. What instructions is Rear Admiral Jackson given as part of Ryan's military operation?

4. What does the Japanese ambassador demand in exchange for an end to hostilities?

5. How are the Japanese air defenses destroyed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What complications at home force Ryan to act quickly in forming a plan, and keep much of it secret?

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

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

5. What is the tactical situation in the Indian Ocean just after the Japanese attacks?

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

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

8. How is Chris Cook's betrayal discovered?

9. What is the outcome of Ryan's plan for saving the U.S. and European economies?

10. What measures are taken to prevent further crisis in the U.S. markets? Why are these measures somewhat ineffective?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Technology features prominently in many of Clancy's near-future novels, and it plays in important role in many events in this novel.

Part 1) Explain some of the advanced technologies seen in the novel, including their function, purpose, and use.

Part 2) Describe ways in which these devices affect the story, and speculate as to how the story might be affected if these devices did not exist.

Part 3) Describe the use of advanced technologies in the armed conflict between the U.S. and Japan.

Provide support for your conclusions with quotes from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Many characters in this novel are driven by a strong sense of duty towards their profession of their nation. These motivations are usually helpful, but cause problems for a few characters, and certainly cause many to expose themselves to more risk than they otherwise might.

Part 1) Explain Jack Ryan's sense of duty to his country. What responsibilities and risks does Ryan take in service to his country? Describe the personalities and behaviors of some other characters with similar senses of duty.

Part 2) Discuss the behaviors of characters who lack a real sense of duty. What ultimately happens to these characters? Do they generally occupy positions of great responsibility? What conclusions can be drawn from the differences between these people and characters more similar to Jack Ryan?

Part 3) Explain how Yamata's sense of duty affects his decisions. In the end, is Yamata true to his duty? How and why does this character trait negatively affect Yamata?

Essay Topic 3

Ryan and Durling use a range of methods, some more morally acceptable than others, to manipulate the U.S. press. They see these actions as being necessary to see a successful resolution to the conflict with the Japanese. However, both the freedom of the press and the right of the people to know the truth are core values in America.

Part 1) Explain how and why the press is manipulated in the novel.

Part 2) Discuss some of the problems, practical and moral, associated with the manipulation of the press.

Part 3) Discuss the results of Ryan and Durling's manipulations.

Part 4) Assess whether the decision to manipulate the pass was a good one, and whether is was morally justifiable.

Provide support for your discussion with quotes and examples from the novel.

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