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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was William Wiseman?
(a) The chief of British Secret Intelligence Service in Washington, D. C.
(b) A spy for Britian in France during WWII.
(c) Stevenson's best friend.
(d) The head of the CIA's covert operations branch in the 1950s.

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

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

4. Why did the Roosevelt administration keep Joseph Kennedy in London for as long as possible?
(a) To keep him from campaigning against Roosevelt.
(b) To help the British intelligence.
(c) To encourage the British people that Americans would help them.
(d) There were no ships available to evacuate him and other Americans.

5. What was now known to the public about Roosevelt and the British?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The things Roosevelt said about the Brits in private.
(c) The extent of their agreements.
(d) Why Roosevelt is re-elected which is due to covert work by British intelligence.

6. Who overthrew Prince Regent Paul?
(a) Tito.
(b) Carl Mannerheim.
(c) General Francisco Franco.
(d) Antonio Salazar.

7. What was Stevenson's BSC busy doing?
(a) Protecting intelligence.
(b) Keeping supply lines open.
(c) Conducting a propaganda war.
(d) Recruiting members.

8. What did Roosevelt promise the King and Queen of England?
(a) Assistance if England was attacked.
(b) Guns and airplanes.
(c) Financial aide.
(d) Nothing.

9. What was Donovan investigating?
(a) The locations of Hitler's secret bunkers.
(b) Another leak in security.
(c) The locations of German munitions factories.
(d) The value of strengthening the British in the Mediterranean.

10. What was a serious problem for British shipping?
(a) German U-boats.
(b) Lack of qualified sea captains.
(c) Finances.
(d) Age of equipment.

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

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

13. What was Stevenson working on to aid in code breaking?
(a) Electronic computers.
(b) Random drums.
(c) Intricate puzzles.
(d) Nothing at the moment since the Enigma has been mastered.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the network of amateur Swede code breakers intercept?

2. What did Stevenson investigate about an aspect of the Phony War?

3. Who traveled to London to meet with the King?

4. Who had German agents tailing him in London?

5. Who was Colin Gubbins?

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