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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the British capture just before the invasion of Poland by Germany?

2. Where was William Stevenson born?

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

4. What did Stevenson discover through his message interception network?

5. What did Stevenson establish in Bermuda?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the problem with the sea lanes and what is done?

2. Describe the growth of the Intrepid network into Bermuda.

3. How did William Stevenson get into the field of communications?

4. How did Stevenson and Donovan try to delay Hitler's invasion of Russia?

5. What did Roosevelt realize about Germany and its system of codes?

6. Where did the King and Queen of England go and what did the King make clear?

7. Give a few facts about William Stevenson.

8. Why did Ambassador Kennedy remain in London until Hitler began bombing the city?

9. How did Donovan become more involved with Stevenson's work?

10. What did Stevenson notice about Germany during his inspections?

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