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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. Russia says that the explosion was caused by terrorists from which country?

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

3. Sergetov admits that he almost wishes that he had been present at the time of the attack. Why?

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

5. The U.S. fires on the Julius Fucik, but are unable to sink the boat. What does the captain of the ship do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the actions of Lieutenant Potter and his men after they rescue Edwards and his group from the mountain.

3. Why is McCafferty frustrated with his actions against the Russians?

4. What does Alekeseyev say when he is asked to analyze the pros and cons of using nuclear weapons in the war?

5. What are some clues Robert Toland finds that hint that Russia is preparing for an offensive?

6. What is Chernyavin doing in Germany?

7. What does Sergetov's son say when his father questions him about the war?

8. How does Morris react when Calloway, an American reporter, sails with Morris's crew?

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

10. Is Edwards suited to the stress of his situation?

Essay 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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