Red Storm Rising Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1 through 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While the Russians prepare for their offensive, four generals are court-martialed and shot. What are they accused of?
(a) Embezzeling military money.
(b) Mistreating military recruits.
(c) Falsifying training records.
(d) Stealing and selling Russian weapons.

2. What does Sergetov tell the Politburo about the state of Russian affairs?
(a) That Russia is financially strong and has sufficient resources to survive the new year.
(b) That Russia should feign weakness to gain foreign sympathies.
(c) That Russia is financially strong, but will need foreign oil to keep its citizens warm.
(d) That Russia is weak and will have to depend on other countries to survive the new year.

3. What political body does the Politburo suggest should be eliminated?
(a) The European Union.
(b) The Russian Council.
(c) The United Nations.
(d) NATO.

4. What clue does Toland discover that indicates Russia's instability?
(a) Hijacking of oil shipments across the country.
(b) Food riots in Moscow.
(c) Demonstrations and speeches in the heart of the Kremlin.
(d) Russian battery shortages.

5. Almost immediately after Toland reveals what he knows, his status in the military changes. What happens?
(a) He is told to go on leave and return to the ship in a few weeks.
(b) His two-week reserve status is extended indefinitely.
(c) He is dismissed from service and told to keep quiet about what he knows.
(d) He is asked to return to active duty.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Toland shares what he knows about Russia's state of affairs, he is moved to a new office. Where is it?

2. What element of the Russian offensive does Pavel Alekeseyev say is crucial to its success?

3. Why is the Russian Foreign Minister's speech so significant?

4. An AP Moscow Correspondent publishes a new story about the Nizhnevartovskv oil refinery fire. What does it say caused the explosion?

5. A Russian military official analyzes the readiness of the Russian military. What is that man's name?

(see the answer key)

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