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

2. What happens to the captain that Morris replaces on his new ship?

3. What happens to the farmhouse after Edwards and his men dispose of the Russian bodies?

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

5. How many men escape the submarine that the Pharris sinks?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Vigdis's pregnancy not unusual in Icelandic society?

2. Give an example of a character who is concerned about Morris's ability to captain the Ruben James. Why is the character concerned?

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. What honors does Morris receive once he reaches Norfolk?

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

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

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

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

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

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 2

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 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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