The Hunt for Red October 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 do many of the badges checked show?

2. Who meets in a secret underground room?

3. Where is Ryan sent?

4. How long was Jack Ryan's nap?

5. Which of the following vessels helps the USS Kennedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Ramius's reward for pretending to be loyal to the Party?

2. What leads to the death of Ramius's wife?

3. Why did Ramius want the doctor and crew to think there was a radiation leak?

4. How did Ramius and his cohorts make the badges show high levels of radiation?

5. What does Jack Ryan do once Skip Tyler tells him what he thinks the purpose of the secret doors is?

6. When the Dallas reports that they believe the unknown sound is an enemy submarine, what does the US Navy order them to do?

7. How does show that Ramius has given much forethought to his planned defection?

8. With what mission was the Soviet Navy charged?

9. What is revealed during the Politburo meeting?

10. Why are the Americans not worried that the Red October did not show up for their training exercises?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing how the author foreshadowed information about the cardinal including his identity throughout the novel using specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing dangers which may have happened at specific points in the novel, but did not and how they may have changed future events in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing what life was like for the lower classes during the Cold War in the USSR. Use examples from the text and other personal knowledge to support your description.

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