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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was protecting British supply ships in the Mediterranean?
(a) The United States Navy.
(b) The Australian Navy.
(c) The British Royal Navy.
(d) A combined force of New Zealand, Australia and Scotland.

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

3. How did the Germans communicate with their vessels?
(a) Radio via the Enigma.
(b) Secret meetings on uninhabited islands.
(c) Documents written in invisible ink.
(d) Semaphore.

4. What was the status of British finances at the time?
(a) Augmented by countries unwillingly under German control.
(b) Far worse than bankrupt.
(c) Recently boosted by a war bond drive.
(d) Close to bankrupt.

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

6. Why was flying to England monthly dangerous for Stevenson?
(a) Many planes were being shot down.
(b) The planes were being built as quickly as possible and were not very reliable mechanically.
(c) There was a price on his head by the Nazis.
(d) He has high blood pressure.

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

8. What was the formal name given to the Baker Street Irregulars?
(a) Special Operations Executive.
(b) Central Operations.
(c) Special Baker Outfit.
(d) Baker Executive.

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

10. Who traveled to London to meet with the King?
(a) Bill Donovan.
(b) Joseph Kennedy.
(c) Truman.
(d) Roosevelt.

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

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

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

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

15. With whom did King George V say he would not collaborate?
(a) Sweden.
(b) Any German puppet government.
(c) Russia.
(d) Poland.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Hitler fail to crush the British troops in France?

2. Who were the "trappers"?

3. Who overthrew Prince Regent Paul?

4. Of what did Roosevelt have to convince Americans?

5. Who was Reinhard Heydrich?

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