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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Toland's first order of business once he reaches safety?
(a) To report to his commanding officers.
(b) To notify his family that he is safe.
(c) To return immediately to America.
(d) To give an account of the attack to military officials.

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

3. During Edwards's move away from his location, something happens that makes him ashamed of himself. What is it?
(a) He loses his temper and slaps one of his men.
(b) He freezes while crossing a road and is nearly discovered.
(c) He executes a Russian patrol that discovers his men.
(d) One of his men is killed by a Russian patrol.

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

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

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

7. Toland believes that the incident in Russia was faked. What reason would Russia have to fake something of this magnitude?
(a) Faking an attack would allow Russia to declare war on another country.
(b) Faking a terrorist attack would justify heightened military activity.
(c) Faking a terrorist attack would make other countries feel bad for Russia and offer them oil.
(d) An explosion would frighten Russians and make them want to go to war.

8. Four hovercraft are about to land on Iceland's coast. Why weren't they noticed by the Navy sooner?
(a) The Navy's radar did not see them.
(b) The Russians caused a diversion.
(c) They flew too quickly to be recognized.
(d) They were disguised.

9. While the American military waits to confirm a plan to down Soviet satellites, something happens that sets back the operation. What happens?
(a) The American satellites go down.
(b) The Soviets attack American forces.
(c) The American government decides to scrap the operation.
(d) The Soviets launch missiles at American warships.

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

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. During the attack on the Nizhnevartovsk oil refinery, Tolkaze stops for a moment to read something. What was it?
(a) A map of the refinery.
(b) Part of his father's Koran.
(c) Instructions on how to loosen the refinery's valves.
(d) A prayer for the people he killed.

14. The mission against the Soviets is successful, but it is a costly victory. Why?
(a) Many troops are captured by the Soviets.
(b) Several planes are lost during the mission.
(c) NATO supply lines are compromised.
(d) NATO forces were ambushed and had to be left behind.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the alleged terrorist who admits to the attack on Russia?

2. The eulogy given at the Russian victims' funeral calls for what action?

3. The Commander of the USS Pharris receives orders about how to deal with ships he encounters. What are those orders?

4. Toland reveals what he knows to a high-ranking military official. What is that man's full name?

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

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