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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 is Toland's response to the news of the generals' executions, and how do his superiors react?

2. What is the code name for the command to which Edwards reports?

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

4. Command asks Edwards a series of questions to confirm his identity. One question makes him so angry he refuses to answer. What was it?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the captain of the Julius Fucik ground the ship after the attack on the Icelandic air base?

2. Why does one of Chernyavin's men blow up the van they traveled in?

3. Why does Sergetov become enraged at the funeral of the victims of the Kremlin explosion?

4. What is "Red Storm?"

5. Why does the Russian Foreign Minister place so much emphasis on his proposal for arms reduction?

6. What are some reasons that the destruction of the oil refinery in Nizhnevartovsk so significant to the Russians?

7. Are the men who are stationed at Keflavik, Iceland, happy with their post?

8. What is the Julius Fucik, and how does it fit into Russia's secretive plans for war?

9. How are the Russians' missiles damaged?

10. What happens to Chernyavin's men after Chernyavin is detained and questioned?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Major Chapeyev plays an interesting role in Red Storm Rising. Examine his interaction with the American pilot he shoots down over the Atlantic. Examine the development of Chapeyev's character during his experience with the downed American pilot. What is significant about how he and the other pilot treat each other? What does their interaction signify about the war as a whole? What do Chapeyev's actions reveal about him as a man?

Essay Topic 2

Journalists play an important role in the development of Red Storm Rising's plot. Explore the contributions to the plot made by each of the following journalists, and compare and contrast the role each journalist plays in the book's plot:

1) Patrick Flynn

2) William Calloway

3) Williams Blake

4) The AP Moscow Correspondent

Essay Topic 3

Russia's history during World War II plays an important role in the development of Red Storm. Briefly explain Russia's past conflict with Germany, then trace the significance of that history throughout the book's plot. How does the Russian government manipulate the country's past enmity with Germany to serve its own purpose?

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