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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. An AP Moscow Correspondent publishes a new story about the Nizhnevartovskv oil refinery fire. What does it say caused the explosion?
2. What is Toland's response to the news of the generals' executions, and how do his superiors react?
3. What kind of vessel does the USS Pharris sink?
4. What is the full name of the adviser to the Russian government, who specializes in energy production?
5. Highly-trained Russian forces begin fighting on the ground in Germany. What is the special title of those forces?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Russian Navy do to make Patrick Flynn suspicious about the Russian arms reduction?
2. Is Edwards suited to the stress of his situation?
3. What happens to Robert Toland after he alerts military officials to the situation in Russia?
4. What is Chernyavin doing in Germany?
5. Why does the Russian Foreign Minister place so much emphasis on his proposal for arms reduction?
6. Why does the Politburo decide to go to war for oil?
7. What is suspicious about the confession of the alleged terrorist who claims responsibility for the attack on the Kremlin?
8. What is the Julius Fucik, and how does it fit into Russia's secretive plans for war?
9. Who is Robert Toland?
10. What is "Red Storm?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Red Storm Rising was published in the midst of the Cold War. It includes many elements of Cold War politics, technological advances, and plays on many emotions and fears commonly held by people during the Cold War era. For a novel that is so time-specific, is Red Storm Rising still culturally significant today?
Essay Topic 2
Examine the structure and political maneuvering of the Russian government through Red Storm Rising's plot. After establishing the style, structure, and function of the Russian government, analyze how those elements influence the outcome of the Red Storm offensive. If the country's government was structured differently, would the outcome of the war have been the same? Be sure to support each point with a specific example from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
A predominant theme in Red Storm Rising is the feeling of shame, embarrassment, or humiliation. Numerous characters throughout the novel deal with those emotions, and each of them deals with their emotions in a different way. Choose three characters who experience shame, embarrassment, or humiliation, and compare and contrast their different responses to their circumstances.
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