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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who was Colin Gubbins?
(a) The head of the Baker Street Irregulars.
(b) The Polish labor leader.
(c) A close advisor of King George V.
(d) A Canadian who cracked the Enigma machine.

4. What was already in place when Hitler took the Channel Islands?
(a) The British organization for guerrilla warfare against the Germans was already in place.
(b) The mine fields in the channel.
(c) The netword of Island resistance.
(d) The Royal Navy underwater demolition teams.

5. Who was Admiral Wilhelm Canaris?
(a) Heydrich's brother-in-law.
(b) Heydrich's first cousin.
(c) Hitler's brother-in-law.
(d) Heydrich's father-in-law.

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

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

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

9. Of what group were the woman part of in training at Camp X?
(a) WACLE.
(c) STAR.
(d) FANY.

10. What did Stevenson investigate about an aspect of the Phony War?
(a) How quickly communications could happen.
(b) Why the codes were being broken.
(c) How the German Ambassador intercepts communication between Churchill and Roosevelt.
(d) Why new codes were harder to devise than old codes broken.

11. For what type of network were plans made?
(a) Escape.
(b) Supplies.
(c) Radio.
(d) Resistance.

12. Where was William Stevenson born?
(a) California.
(b) Maine.
(c) Nova Scotia.
(d) Western Canada.

13. What company did Stevenson form with two other men?
(a) Canadian Wire Service.
(b) British Arts Corporation.
(c) British Broadcasting Company.
(d) American Telephone and Telegraph.

14. Where did Noor Inayat Kahn die?
(a) A concentration camp.
(b) In London.
(c) In a prison camp in France.
(d) In the United States.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Stevenson want to bring into Bletchley?

2. For what did the Brits trade some of their technology and secrets?

3. What was Stevenson's cover occupation?

4. Where was an intelligence leak found?

5. What was Roosevelt's coded name in his correspondence with Churchill?

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