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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Stevenson watch England do?
(a) Try to institute a new intelligence system.
(b) Try to appease Mussolini.
(c) Try to pacify Hitler.
(d) Try to defeat Hitler with propaganda.

2. What did ships from the United States to Lisbon receive when they stopped in Bermuda?
(a) Special antiaircraft weapons.
(b) Reports written in invisible ink.
(c) The changes in the codes.
(d) Retrofitting with spying equipment.

3. What did Stevenson want to use in breaking codes?
(a) A network of scientist each working on one aspect.
(b) A greater budgetary allowance.
(c) A computer.
(d) A counterpart to the Enigma.

4. Who was Reinhard Heydrich?
(a) He was a German working for the British in Germany.
(b) He tried to assassinate Hitler before WWII ever started.
(c) He was captured with the German code book.
(d) He worked in the German foreign intelligence.

5. What was HYDRA?
(a) Stevenson's answer to the Enigma machine.
(b) A satellite.
(c) A type of amphibious boat.
(d) A transmitter.

6. What book did Hitler write in the early 1920s?
(a) Mein Weide Menchen.
(b) Kafferhausen.
(c) None.
(d) Mein Kamf.

7. Why weren't warnings given to some British cities of imminent German attack?
(a) To confuse the Germans.
(b) To get the Brits incensed against the Germans.
(c) They did warn them.
(d) It would give away the knowledge that the Brits had broken the German codes.

8. What did Stevenson's London office serve as?
(a) A place for developing various code machines.
(b) A place to hold secret meetings with Eurpean heads of state.
(c) A clearinghouse for information.
(d) A training lab for spies.

9. What did Stevenson and a chemical engineer figure out how to do?
(a) Create a underground heavy water facility.
(b) Sabotage the iron ore plants.
(c) Repeal an invasion from Hitler.
(d) Sabotage the heavy water.

10. What did Stevenson establish in Bermuda?
(a) A station similar to Bletchley.
(b) An orphanage for the children whose parents are killed in air raids on London.
(c) A top secret atomic bomb development center.
(d) A place for him to relax sometimes.

11. What was canceled due to the protests of the royalty of various countries?
(a) OX BLOW.
(b) ORE GONE.
(c) STRIKE OX.
(d) HAMMER BLOW.

12. Where did Churchill make several trips while the Germans were invading?
(a) France.
(b) Belgium.
(c) The Netherlands.
(d) The United States.

13. What concession did Stevenson gain from the United States?
(a) That Germany would be the focal point of the United States' war effort.
(b) That the United States would send several shiploads of supplies daily to England.
(c) Stevenson got none of the concessions that he wanted.
(d) That the United States would begin training many more covert operators.

14. What was developed in 1924?
(a) A new type of Codebreaker.
(b) The Enigma.
(c) The Mystery.
(d) The Maze.

15. What could Stevenson see as he inspected German factories?
(a) The Germans had advanced mechanical technology.
(b) The Germans were hiding weapons production.
(c) The Germans were using what was basically slave labor.
(d) The Germans were obeying the terms of the treaty from WWI.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Stevenson's BSC busy doing?

2. What was the name of the reports Bletchley was producing?

3. Where did the BSC or British Security Coordination establish its headquarters?

4. Between what two agencies was cooperation arranged?

5. What shook Britain from its complacency?

(see the answer keys)

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