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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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 disarm immediately to prevent nuclear war.
(c) That Russians must be ready to defend against a German attack.
(d) That Russia's military is ready to fight any country if the need arises.

3. 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.

4. Morris warns the crew of the USS Pharris that the ship's orders have changed. What does he tell them?
(a) No more drills will be conducted; all calls to arms will be real.
(b) No more drills will be conducted; their new mission is to track all enemy ships.
(c) All personnel are to increase security and report any suspicious activity.
(d) Drills will continue to be conducted, but no one is to fire upon enemy ships.

5. After the Russians have gained control of the air base, what is their one significant problem?
(a) Their commander was killed by a stray bullet.
(b) Their ship sank, and they are stranded at the base.
(c) Some of their weapons were lost during the battle.
(d) Their missiles are damaged by saltwater.

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

7. Why is the Russian Foreign Minister's speech so significant?
(a) He's trying to draw attention away from Russia's weakened state.
(b) He's trying to gain favor with other countries by asking for their help.
(c) He's trying to divert attention from Russia's upcoming offensive.
(d) He's trying to intimidate other countries with boasts about Russia's well-being.

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

9. At the funeral, Sergetov is enraged by the loss of life that resulted from the explosion. He is also angry because of what reason?
(a) Half of the people who knew about the attack were at the funeral.
(b) One of the parents of the deceased made a scene.
(c) The Politburo used the funeral as an excuse to discuss politics publicly.
(d) He feels responsible for the death of the children.

10. Toland believes that the incident in Russia was faked. What reason would Russia have to fake something of this magnitude?
(a) Faking a terrorist attack would justify heightened military activity.
(b) Faking an attack would allow Russia to declare war on another country.
(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.

11. What is the Russian Politburo?
(a) Thirteen men who make decisions for Russia.
(b) Ten men who are responsible for Russia's energy production.
(c) Twenty-five men who are in charge of Russia's military.
(d) Sixteen men who comprise Russia's Supreme Court.

12. 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 pretend they do not speak English and go on their way.
(b) They insist that they were off-course, and thank the Navy for bringing it to their attention.
(c) They say they fear escalating hostilities, and ask the Navy to help them in the event of an attack.
(d) They say that they fear the heightened government tensions, and say that they are fleeing the country.

13. Before the attack on the Keflavik air base, a Russian ship is secretly carrying Russian infantrymen. What is the name of that ship?
(a) The USS Pharris.
(b) The Delfin.
(c) The Plavnik.
(d) The Julius Fucik.

14. As Chernyavin's men are traveling, they find themselves face-to-face with a tank. They then hear Chernyavin's voice telling them to surrender themselves. Why does this surprise them?
(a) They think that Chernyavin is working for the Germans.
(b) They are now under new leadership.
(c) They believe that Chernyavin is dead.
(d) They think that Chernyavin is still in prison.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the full name of the adviser to the Russian government, who specializes in energy production?

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

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

4. As he listens to the eulogy for the Russian victims, what does Toland notice about the speech?

5. Four hovercraft are about to land on Iceland's coast. Why weren't they noticed by the Navy sooner?

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