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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what ddi Stevenson recognize the implications concerning Germany's intelligence and codes?
(a) The second-generation code breakers.
(b) The new Enigma.
(c) The first-generation code breakers.
(d) Hitler's hiding the production of weapons.

2. What concession did Stevenson gain from the United States?
(a) That the United States would begin training many more covert operators.
(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 Germany would be the focal point of the United States' war effort.

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

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) There were no ships available to evacuate him and other Americans.
(c) To help the British intelligence.
(d) To encourage the British people that Americans would help them.

5. Who were the "trappers"?
(a) The women who secretly opened letters and found the microdots.
(b) Airplanes sent to trap German destroyers.
(c) Men and women sent undercover.
(d) Boats sent out specifically to trap German subs.

6. In what was the Black Chamber involved?
(a) Working on nuclear fusion.
(b) Codes and ciphers.
(c) Radio operations in France.
(d) Rescuing Jews from Germany.

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

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

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

10. Why did Hitler fail to crush the British troops in France?
(a) Too many resistance fighters sabotaging the efforts.
(b) Because of Bletchely correctly analyzing and anticipating German plans.
(c) Supply lines were cut off.
(d) Poor equipment.

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

12. Where did the BSC or British Security Coordination establish its headquarters?
(a) London.
(b) Toronto.
(c) New York City.
(d) Washington, D. C.

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

14. What was one thing Stevenson saw a value in during the time between world wars?
(a) Autopiloted bombers.
(b) Radio-controlled satellites.
(c) Autopiloted missles.
(d) Early warning systems.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What sendt Hitler into a rage that results in the heavy bombing of Belgrade?

2. What was the status of British finances at the time?

3. What did Stevenson watch England do?

4. Who was Colin Gubbins?

5. What shook Britain from its complacency?

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