Red Storm Rising Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 the name of the girl Edwards and his men take with them when they leave the village?

2. Why does O'Malley, a member of Morris' crew, offer the credit for the submarine kill to the other ship?

3. On the Pharris, Morris realizes that the loss of the Keflavik air base is more significant than he once anticipated. Why?

4. The men that escape the sunken submarine are captured and taken on board the Pharris. How are they treated?

5. What happens to the Pharris in chapter 27?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Morris treat the captured Russian sailors so well?

2. Do the crews of the Ruben James and the Battleaxe get along?

3. After the Pharris sinks a Russian submarine, how does Morris treat the Russian sailors he captures?

4. Describe the after-effects of the Allies' defensive maneuver they call "Doolittle."

5. What prompts Sergetov to ask Georgiyevich if the war is a mistake?

6. Give an example of a character who is concerned about Morris's ability to captain the Ruben James. Why is the character concerned?

7. What happens to the helicopter Alekeseyev and Sergetov are on in Germany, and what do the men do afterward?

8. What honors does Morris receive once he reaches Norfolk?

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

10. Why is Vigdis's pregnancy not unusual in Icelandic society?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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