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 happens to the Pharris in chapter 27?

2. What marking will the Pharris receive that indicates that it has sunk a submarine?

3. What causes the Russians to begin searching for Edwards and his men after the American attack on the Keflavik air base?

4. Morris decides to treat the prisoners from the sunken submarine in a very unusual way. Why does Morris decide to treat the prisoners this way?

5. Morris did not receive much warning that the journalist was to join his ship, but he determines that the journalist is professional. Why?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Edwards berated after the incident at the farmhouse?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Morris have to arrange for a tug boat to haul the Pharris back to shore?

8. How does Morris respond when the Battleaxe asks, "What the Devil is a Ruben James?"

9. How does O'Malley react after he sinks his first submarine?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Alekseyev and the elder Sergetov are vital to the Russian offensive. While both men are equally important to Russia in the novel, their characters are extremely different. Compare and contrast the personalities of both Alekseyev and Sergetov. Include various aspects of their personality, their individual style of leadership, their views of Russia, and their sentiments about the war.

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