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. What do Alekeseyev and Sergetov conclude about the Russian offensive in Germany?

3. How do Alekeseyev and Sergetov leave the scene the helicopter crash?

4. Who is the Russian Central Committee member who explains to Sergetov how the Politburo organizes reports?

5. Before O'Malley sank the submarine, what role did he play as a helicopter pilot?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Edwards and his men attack and kill five Russian soldiers at a local farmhouse?

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

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

4. What does O'Malley say is significant about the military's refusal to use the word "killing"?

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

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

7. When Alekeseyev and Sergetov discuss the offensive in Germany, do they decide that the war is going well, or that it is going poorly?

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

9. Explain how all reports given to the Politburo are divided and organized.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Several women play important roles in the development of Red Storm Rising. Women like Toland's wife, Vigdis, and Amy Nakamura are as vital to the plot's development as their male counterparts. Examine women's role in Red Storm Rising and their significance in the story. How are the women similar to their male counterparts? How are they different? How does each woman interact with those around her? What does each woman reveal about the men around them?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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