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. How does Morris get the Pharris back to land after it is damaged?

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

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

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

5. Why is O'Malley worried about Morris's ability to captain the Ruben James?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the interaction between the Russian and American pilots who end up near each other in the ocean after an air fight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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