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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the network of amateur Swede code breakers intercept?
(a) Germany's intent to cross the English channel.
(b) Germany's intent to invade Poland.
(c) Finland's intent to give the British full access to their heavy water.
(d) Russia's intent to invade Finland.

2. What were the Americans doing in the field of codes?
(a) Changing the nature of ciphers.
(b) Trying to teach the Navajo codes.
(c) Working on a unbreakable code.
(d) Trying to break Japanese code.

3. What did the British capture just before the invasion of Poland by Germany?
(a) A list of German spies in England.
(b) An Enigma machine.
(c) One of Germany's top intelligence officers.
(d) A book of codes from WWI which were made more complex.

4. What was Stevenson's cover occupation?
(a) Secretary.
(b) Mechanic.
(c) Passport control officer.
(d) Ambulance driver.

5. What was Roosevelt's coded name in his correspondence with Churchill?
(a) POTUS.
(c) OSCAR.

6. What did Stevenson specialize in at Oxford?
(a) Veterinary medicine.
(b) Electronics.
(c) Radio communications.
(d) Philosophy.

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

8. How did Donovan delay Hitler's invasion?
(a) Nothing could be done.
(b) Sends misleading intelligence over lines known to be compromised.
(c) Tells Prince Regent Paul that Hitler would take his country first before Russia.
(d) Asks King Boris to delay the Germans passing through Bulgaria.

9. What did the United States government say publicly about the war?
(a) They deplored the war.
(b) They did not intend to enter the war.
(c) They believed the British should have made peace with Germany.
(d) They believed the British cannot win the war.

10. For what did the Brits trade some of their technology and secrets?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Food.
(c) Money.
(d) Arms and munitions.

11. Why couldn't Stevenson force Roosevelt's hand to declare war?
(a) Stevenson wanted willing allies; not ones forced into the position.
(b) Roosevelt might balk and dig in his heels on staying out of the war.
(c) The declaration has to come from Congress.
(d) Stevenson was told not to get involved by the King.

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

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

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

15. Who was Noor Inayat Kahn?
(a) A spy who worked for the Nazis in the United States.
(b) An Indian-born British citizen who works as a spy in France.
(c) A spy who worked for the Nazis in Russia.
(d) The Prime Minister of India.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What could Stevenson see as he inspected German factories?

3. Why did the Roosevelt administration keep Joseph Kennedy in London for as long as possible?

4. Why did Sir Henry Tizard bring an assortment of confidential information to the United States?

5. Who was protecting British supply ships in the Mediterranean?

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