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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the supposed occupation of the "terrorist"?
(a) A demolition worker.
(b) A bomb manufacturer.
(c) A military specialist.
(d) A spy.

2. What was the message of the movie that was televised the night before the attack on the Kremlin?
(a) That Russians must be careful not to involve themselves in foreign affairs.
(b) That Russians must be ready to defend against a German attack.
(c) That Russians must disarm immediately to prevent nuclear war.
(d) That Russia's military is ready to fight any country if the need arises.

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

4. What is the name of the man who escapes the Keflavik air base and uses a radio to spread news of the attack?
(a) First Lieutenant Mike Edwards.
(b) Ed Morris.
(c) Commander Daniel Edwards.
(d) Patrick Flynn.

5. How does Flynn react to the Russian's show of reducing their arms?
(a) He's excited to see that the Russians are taking steps toward peace.
(b) He's tense about the reduction of arms in the Russian military.
(c) He's indifferent about the arms reduction.
(d) He's skeptical about their honesty concerning their disarmament.

6. What is the name of the ship Toland's commanding officer is in charge of?
(a) The USS Davis.
(b) The USS Pharris.
(c) The USS Lincolon.
(d) The USS Ingham.

7. What is notable about the "terrorist's" statement that angers Toland's superiors?
(a) The man's story is full of holes and contradictions.
(b) There are no hard facts available about the attack or the terrorist.
(c) The man is too emotional about his story.
(d) The terrorist's story is too perfect.

8. What is the full name of the author of the article about the importance of the Russian oil fields?
(a) Williams Blake.
(b) William Calloway.
(c) Patrick Flynn.
(d) Michael Evans.

9. Sergetov admits that he almost wishes that he had been present at the time of the attack. Why?
(a) He wishes he could have been a hero because of his death.
(b) He thinks he could have saved some of the children.
(c) He thinks death may be preferable to playing along with the government's plot.
(d) He feels that he could have stopped the attack.

10. After Edwards loses his confidence in himself, he defers all decisions to what man?
(a) Navy Captain Booth.
(b) Marine Sergeant Smith.
(c) Marine Corporal Davis.
(d) Commander Evans.

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

12. What does the Politburo decide after Sergetov's report?
(a) That secretly manufacturing weapons will solve their problems.
(b) That they need weapons, and should negotiate with Europe to get them.
(c) That they need oil, and that they must purchase as much as possible.
(d) That they need oil, and that they must take it by force.

13. The night before the attack, a movie was televised throughout Russia. What was the movie about?
(a) A German attack on Russia.
(b) The Russian military.
(c) World War I.
(d) Nuclear War.

14. What is the full name of the adviser to the Russian government, who specializes in energy production?
(a) Mikhail Eduardovich Sergetov.
(b) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
(c) Dmitri Shostakovich.
(d) Alexander Taneyev.

15. What is Toland's response to the news of the generals' executions, and how do his superiors react?
(a) Toland thinks it's important; his superiors don't.
(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 trivial; his superiors agree.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alekeseyev is promised that the Russian Navy can achieve a certain goal. What is it?

2. What are Edwards and his men told to do once they leave their hiding place?

3. Why does Chernyavin praise the man who blew up the van?

4. What is Toland's first order of business once he reaches safety?

5. What are Edwards and his men told to do if they find themselves in danger?

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