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 at a local farmhouse when Edwards and his men prepare to ask for food?

2. In Iceland, Edwards and his men near the hill Doghouse told them to reach but are unable to approach it. Why?

3. Before Morris sails from New York Harbor, he is joined by a reporter. What is the reporter's name?

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

5. What causes a Russian soldier to locate Edwards and his men on the mountain?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the after-effects of the Allies' defensive maneuver they call "Doolittle."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

A recurring theme in Red Storm Rising is stress and its effects on different individuals. Examine the effects of stress on Morris, Edwards, Vigdis, and Alekseyev. Compare and contrast how each individual deals with their circumstances. Does one character in particular deal with stress better than the other three? Who seems to have the most effective means of dealing with their stress? Conclude your essay with an examination of how stress plays into the development of the war as a whole.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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