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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Politburo decide after Sergetov's report?
2. What happens that leads to Chernyavin's discovery and arrest?
3. What is the name of the ship Toland's commanding officer is in charge of?
4. Why is this mission to take out the bridges so important in the war against the Soviets?
5. What does the AP Moscow Correspondent say extinguished the fire?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Robert Toland after he alerts military officials to the situation in Russia?
2. What are some reasons that the destruction of the oil refinery in Nizhnevartovsk so significant to the Russians?
3. What does Toland suspect about the explosion in the Kremlin?
4. What does the Russian Navy do to make Patrick Flynn suspicious about the Russian arms reduction?
5. Who is Robert Toland?
6. What is Chernyavin doing in Germany?
7. What does the captain of the Julius Fucik do when the ship is discovered by the U.S. Navy?
8. How are the Russians' missiles damaged?
9. Is Edwards suited to the stress of his situation?
10. What is "Red Storm?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The importance of oil in Red Storm Rising can not be understated. Trace the importance of oil throughout the plot of the book. How does oil, or the lack of it, contribute to the onset, perpetuation, and end of the war? Be sure to include examples from the beginning, middle, and end of the novel.
Essay Topic 2
A recurring theme in Red Storm Rising is stress and its effects on different individuals. Examine the effects of stress on Morris, Edwards, Vigdis, and Alekseyev. Compare and contrast how each individual deals with their circumstances. Does one character in particular deal with stress better than the other three? Who seems to have the most effective means of dealing with their stress? Conclude your essay with an examination of how stress plays into the development of the war as a whole.
Essay Topic 3
Red Storm Rising was published in the midst of the Cold War. How did the Cold War influence the plot of the novel? What parallels exist between events in the book and events during the Cold War? What differences are there? How do the sentiments of American characters toward Russia reflect American sentiment toward Russia during the Cold War? Be specific.
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