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. In this section of the book, Sergetov questions a Russian soldier who has returned from the front. How is the soldier related to him?

2. What important thing does Edwards tell Vigdis about his feelings toward her before they are rescued?

3. After Morris arrives in Boston, to what city is he sent?

4. Doghouse tells Edwards and his men are told to "take a little hike." Where are they supposed to go?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe Edwards's and his men's actions when they realize they have been spotted by Russian forces.

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During the extensive military action that takes place in Red Storm Rising, numerous characters either sink enemy vessels, shoot down enemy air craft, or witness the destruction of enemy targets. Each character, though, reacts to their kill in different ways. Choose three of the following characters and compare and contrast their responses to destroying enemy targets. Be sure to address the characters' emotional responses, their mental state after their kills, and the long-term effect their kills have on them. Characters include:

1) McCafferty

2) O'Malley

3) Morris

4) Chernyavin

5) Robert Toland

Essay Topic 2

Near the end of the offensive in Red Storm Rising, Alekseyev feels very strongly that nuclear weapons should not be used in the conflict lest it spark a deadly nuclear exchange with Allied countries. Examine Alekseyev's thought process as he arrives at that conclusion. What is the significance of Alekseyev's reluctance to use nuclear weapons? How does the inclusion of Alekseyev's opposition to using nuclear weapons fit into the Cold War era in which Red Storm Rising was published?

Essay Topic 3

The importance of technology is a recurring theme throughout Red Storm Rising. Examine the importance of technology in each military's battle plans. Do advances in technology give a leading edge to one army or the other? Are there any battle plans that do not rely heavily on technology? Which plans rely most on technology? How would the outcome of the war be affected if technology were not so prevalent in the Allied forces' plans?

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