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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 launch missiles at American warships.
(b) The American government decides to scrap the operation.
(c) The Soviets attack American forces.
(d) The American satellites go down.

3. 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 make other countries feel bad for Russia and offer them oil.
(b) Faking an attack would allow Russia to declare war on another country.
(c) An explosion would frighten Russians and make them want to go to war.
(d) Faking a terrorist attack would justify heightened military activity.

4. When Toland is recalled to duty and is preparing to leave his home, he hears a news report about something that occurs at the Kremlin. What was it?
(a) An important government official is kidnapped.
(b) There was an explosion at the Kremlin.
(c) Another oil refinery is attacked.
(d) There was a riot over the lack of oil.

5. How long is the Russian military offensive supposed to last?
(a) Six to eight months.
(b) Seven to nine days.
(c) Three to four years.
(d) Two to three weeks.

6. What does the AP Moscow Correspondent say extinguished the fire?
(a) Military helicopters.
(b) A freak snowstorm.
(c) Sophisticated fire extinguishers.
(d) Hundreds of firefighters and volunteers.

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

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

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

10. Toland reveals what he knows to a high-ranking military official. What is that man's full name?
(a) Vice Admiral Richard Pipes.
(b) Sergeant Chuck Meyers.
(c) Colonel Keith Oberhausen.
(d) Commander Raymond Jarvis.

11. An AP Moscow Correspondent publishes a new story about the Nizhnevartovskv oil refinery fire. What does it say caused the explosion?
(a) A disgruntled employee.
(b) A leak in the refinery's valves.
(c) A careless employee.
(d) A technical malfunction.

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

13. 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 were disguised.
(d) They flew too quickly to be recognized.

14. What is the name of the alleged terrorist who admits to the attack on Russia?
(a) Horst Mahler.
(b) Axel Springer.
(c) Gerhardt Falken.
(d) Franz Meinhof.

15. The eulogy given at the Russian victims' funeral calls for what action?
(a) Forgiveness and reconciliation with Russia's enemies.
(b) Retaliation against the alleged terrorist's country.
(c) Increased diplomacy to solve Russia's problems.
(d) Political demonstrations to protest Russian oil shortages.

Short Answer Questions

1. The execution of four Russian generals has a profound impact on the rest of the Russian military. How do other military officers respond?

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

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

4. Toland is a reservist and serves his time with the commander of a ship. What is the commander's name?

5. A Russian soldier named Chernyavin is in Germany. He is disguised as what kind of person?

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