The Hunt for Red October 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 idioms describes the feelings on both sides of the conflict on the tenth day?

2. The assembling of the Air Force is meant to do what to the Russians?

3. What two ships accompany the Red October to its secret destination?

4. Which of the following terms best describes the condition of the injured Russian soldier?

5. Which of the following words best describes the situation on the tenth day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What argument does the President make when the Russian Ambassador accuses the Americans of trying to kidnap the crew of the Red October?

2. Describe how the escort went after the Konovalov was destroyed.

3. Why do the officers on board the Kirov decide to stop all aggressive maneuvers?

4. What do the American Tom Cats do to make the Russian pilots think they are attacking?

5. What is revealed about the identity of the Cardinal?

6. Describe what the Americans find as they explore the Red October.

7. Why do the Americans want to find the Red October?

8. Describe Jack Ryan and what he feels is most important.

9. What does the radiation scare do in the way to help with the defection plan of Ramius?

10. What does the incident of the KGB agent almost lighting a cigarette near the oxygen tanks show to the reader?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing how well Ramius was prepared to successfully defect. Use specific events and details from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay comparing and contrasting the USA and the Soviets based on specific events and descriptions within the text. Use many details from the text to construct your comparison.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing about what may have happened to change the ending of the novel had the Konovalov not been destroyed by the Red October.

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