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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Sir Henry Tizard bring an assortment of confidential information to the United States?
(a) To convince the Americans to join the war effort.
(b) For analysis.
(c) To fool the Germans.
(d) So it wouldn't be captured by the Germans.

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

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

4. What allowed engineers to view the German communication network?
(a) A business deal between ITT and Germany.
(b) A spy in German intelligence.
(c) A new atenna that picked up coded signals.
(d) Espionage into the main office of German intelligence.

5. What concession did Stevenson gain from the United States?
(a) That the United States would send several shiploads of supplies daily to England.
(b) That Germany would be the focal point of the United States' war effort.
(c) Stevenson got none of the concessions that he wanted.
(d) That the United States would begin training many more covert operators.

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

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

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

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

10. What did Hitler want destroyed before invading England?
(a) The Intelligence network.
(b) The munitions factories.
(c) The British Navy.
(d) The Royal Air Force.

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

12. Who was running all of German intelligence?
(a) Goebbels.
(b) Von Braun.
(c) Heydrich.
(d) Stimmer.

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

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

15. What was Hitler's invasion of Russia code named?
(a) White Christmas.
(b) Czargone.
(c) Barbarossa.
(d) Operation Snow.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where did Ian Fleming train?

3. Where did Churchill make several trips while the Germans were invading?

4. With whom did King George V say he would not collaborate?

5. What name did Churchill and Stevenson choose?

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