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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The men that escape the sunken submarine are captured and taken on board the Pharris. How are they treated?

3. Morris and his new crew work with another ship to sink an enemy submarine. What is the other ship's name?

4. After O'Malley sinks his first live submarine, what does he say about his feelings?

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

Essay 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

Major Chapeyev plays an interesting role in Red Storm Rising. Examine his interaction with the American pilot he shoots down over the Atlantic. Examine the development of Chapeyev's character during his experience with the downed American pilot. What is significant about how he and the other pilot treat each other? What does their interaction signify about the war as a whole? What do Chapeyev's actions reveal about him as a man?

Essay Topic 3

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

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