A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What company did Stevenson form with two other men?

2. What did Roosevelt promise the King and Queen of England?

3. What did the network of amateur Swede code breakers intercept?

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

5. Of what ddi Stevenson recognize the implications concerning Germany's intelligence and codes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was taking place in Germany in the early 1920s and how does that influence Stevenson?

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

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

4. What did CYNTHIA discuss with CaptaiN Brousse and what does Stevenson decide to do in connection with what CYNTHIA learns?

5. Who did the Allies want to get out of Denmark and why?

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

7. Where did Bohr and his son, Aage, ultimately end up?

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

9. What was happening At Bletchley with the Enigma?

10. Discuss Camp X.

Essay Topics

The book is centered on the event known as World War II, it is useful grasp an overview of the war and its issues. Discuss one of the following:

1. Research and write an informative essay on how, why, and where World War II in Europe began. Who are the principle players? Where is the first battle? What are the issues involved in the start of the war in Europe? Does the aggressor have a legitimate grievance?

2. In addition to WWII being fought in the European theater, a second, simultaneous war is fought in what becomes known as the Pacific Theater. Research and write an informative essay on how, why, and where World War II in the Pacific began. Who are the principle players? Where is the first battle? What are the issues involved in the start of the war in the Pacific? Does the aggressor have a legitimate grievance?

3. Research and write an informative essay on how and why the war in both Europe and the Pacific arena end. Why do the aggressors seek peace? What are the terms of surrender? Are the aggressors treated fairly? Humanely?

Roosevelt wanted American action to guarantee the British supply lines but was limited by public opinion. American advisers were sent to Britain. The role of the American crew on the British plane was kept a secret for thirty-two years. Discuss the following:

1. In a democracy that is supposedly for and by the people, is it right to keep information from the public when it is no longer of any strategic significance? Discuss this idea fully.

2. Research and discuss the "Freedom of Information Act" and how it may have affected the release of information to the American public during WWII or shortly thereafter.

3. Do you think most governments keep too many secrets? Or not enough? Discuss in light of A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War and your own research.

Plans for the assassination of Heydrich began in August 1941, even through they didn't carry out the plot until after Pearl Harbor. As Heydrich lay in a hospital dying, the Germans began a series of retributions by killing one hundred Czechs every evening. More killings followed as houses were searched. The people were killed in the village where the assassins had landed. The village of Lidice was burned to the ground. Discuss the following:

1. Is the act of assassination honorable? Justifiable? Should governments such as the United States condone and assist in assassinations? What about the idea of a fair trial? Does an assassination take that idea into account? Should it?

2. Do you think the BSC and OSS would have carried out the assassination of Heydrich had they known of the probable consequences? Why or why not? Was the assassination of one man worth the death of hundreds more?

3. Thoroughly discuss Henrich Heydrich and his role in the Nazi war machine and atrocities carried out by the Nazis.

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