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. Five Russian soldiers die in the family's farmhouse. How are they killed?

2. Where are Alekeseyev and Sergetov when their helicopter is shot down?

3. McCafferty fires three torpedoes at a Russian convoy, but is unable to confirm a hit. Why?

4. Edwards and his men are supposed to hike about two hundred miles. How long is their journey supposed to last?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout Red Storm Rising, Tom Clancy uses vivid imagery to create verbal pictures of the events in the book.

Part One) Examine the significance of imagery in establishing the reader's emotions toward the two opposing forces in the book.

Part Two) Analyze the role imagery plays in descriptions of different battles in the book.

Part Three) Present and support an argument about the use of imagery to indicate a bias in Red Storm Rising. Does Tom Clancy bias his readers toward one side or the other? How? If not, how does he present both sides equally?

Essay Topic 2

The two opposing sides of the conflict in Red Storm Rising each have an overarching plan for victory. The Soviet government places a great deal of emphasis on the element of surprise, and the Allied forces focus extensively on cooperation and unity in the face of the Russian threat. Examine the two sides' different ideals and how each side believes their concept will help them win the war. Which side is most effective in keeping to their plan? How did each concept play into the end of the war?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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