Red Storm Rising Test | 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

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 2

The concept of pride and honor is important to many different characters in Red Storm Rising. Choose three individuals who value the concepts of honor and pride. Consider how those concepts influence the characters' actions. Compare and contrast the three individuals' concepts of pride and honor. Does each individual have the same concept of honor? How does each individuals' commitment to behaving with honor influence their actions in the book?

Essay Topic 3

When the term "Red Storm" is introduced, it is described as a "plan for a mechanized attack into West Germany and the Low Countries." The offensive is supposed to last no more than a few weeks and is to rely heavily on the element of surprise. Does the initial plan for Red Storm seem reasonable? Develop an argument either supporting Red Storm as it is originally introduced, or against it. If you argue for Red Storm, explain why that plan is the best possible plan. If you argue against it, provide an alternate plan for attack.

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