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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is it unsafe for Edwards to stay at his surveillance location?
(a) The Russians locate their hiding spot during a security sweep.
(b) His location is never really dark because the sun never truly sets.
(c) One of his men betrayed their position to the Russians.
(d) His location is too close to the Russians.

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

3. Why is this mission to take out the bridges so important in the war against the Soviets?
(a) If it is successful, Soviet reinforcements can not arrive.
(b) If it is successful, the Germans can not move into Russia.
(c) If the mission fails, the Germans will be trapped by the Soviets.
(d) If the mission fails, the Russians can take more oil.

4. The execution of four Russian generals has a profound impact on the rest of the Russian military. How do other military officers respond?
(a) They are angry that the Russian government interfered with the military.
(b) By being more deeply committed to the Russian government.
(c) By being fearful toward the Russian government.
(d) They are pleased that rogue officers were caught and punished.

5. The Russian ship is repainted to look like a merchant ship, but they are not in normal shipping lanes. What does the crew do when the U.S. Navy questions them about this?
(a) They say that they fear the heightened government tensions, and say that they are fleeing the country.
(b) They insist that they were off-course, and thank the Navy for bringing it to their attention.
(c) They pretend they do not speak English and go on their way.
(d) They say they fear escalating hostilities, and ask the Navy to help them in the event of an attack.

6. Why does Chernyavin praise the man who blew up the van?
(a) He showed bravery by being the last man out of the vehicle.
(b) He is very eager to begin fighting the Germans.
(c) He convinced the others to trust Chernyavin.
(d) The explosion destroyed their paperwork so the enemy can't get it.

7. What is Toland's response to the news of the generals' executions, and how do his superiors react?
(a) Toland thinks it's trivial; his superiors agree.
(b) Toland thinks it's important; his superiors have him investigate furthur.
(c) Toland thinks it's trivial; his superiors think it's important.
(d) Toland thinks it's important; his superiors don't.

8. Who discovers the refinery fire?
(a) The Satellite Control Facility in Sunnyvale, California.
(b) An unnamed citizen in Franklin, North Carolina.
(c) The American military base in Norfolk, Virginia.
(d) The Satellite Watchdog Group in Atlanta, Georgia.

9. How many people were killed in the attack in Russia?
(a) Nine.
(b) Seven.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Eleven.

10. Chernyavin picks up a package at a post office. What does it contain?
(a) Plans for the NATO headquarters.
(b) Plans for the Reichstag building.
(c) The blueprint for the German Chancellor's house.
(d) A map of the office of the Bundestag, or German parliament.

11. What does Sergetov note about the Politburo's decision to go to war for oil?
(a) That the Russian people want to go to war to make their country richer.
(b) That oil is more important than the lives of Russian citizens.
(c) That it's safer to send Russians to war than to let them live cold and hungry.
(d) That the Politburo wants to go to war because they hate other countries.

12. What two areas do the Russians plan to attack during Red Storm?
(a) Afghanistan and Jordan.
(b) Cambodia and South Korea.
(c) England and Ireland.
(d) West Germany and the Low Countries.

13. Of the people who died in the attack on Russia, how many were children?
(a) Three.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Six.
(d) Eight.

14. As he listens to the eulogy for the Russian victims, what does Toland notice about the speech?
(a) That Russia intends to go to war.
(b) That Russia intends to ask other countries for oil.
(c) That Russia is in desperate need of financial help from other countries.
(d) That Russia intends to continue their arms reduction.

15. After Toland shares what he knows about Russia's state of affairs, he is moved to a new office. Where is it?
(a) Tampa, Florida.
(b) Norfolk, Virginia.
(c) Washington, D.C..
(d) Quantico, Virginia.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The night before the attack, a movie was televised throughout Russia. What was the movie about?

3. Why does the captain of the Julius Fucik decide to take that course of action?

4. The Russian KGB takes what political body hostage?

5. During the attack on the Nizhnevartovsk oil refinery, Tolkaze stops for a moment to read something. What was it?

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