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

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

2. Why weren't warnings given to some British cities of imminent German attack?

3. Why couldn't Roosevelt be openly pro-war?

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

5. Where did Ian Fleming train?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What did Donovan favor to help Britain out with its financial woes?

6. Discuss Camp X.

7. What did Churchill appoint Stevenson to and out of where does he operate?

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

9. What sent Hitler into a rage; what does he do, and what is the result of Hitler's actions?

10. What were Stevenson and Donovan doing just before Hitler's invasion of Russia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

King George V makes it clear he will not leave England if the Germans invade and will not collaborate with any German puppet government. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think King George's actions are admirable? Why or why not?

2. Research the monarchs of several other European countries and compare/contrast the actions of three other countries to that of King George in response to the threats from the Germans.

3. How do you think you would have responded as a King/Queen were Hitler to invade your country? Explain fully.

Essay Topic 2

The book is concerned with the beginnings of modern-day intelligence gathering services. There have always been spies between enemies--but Stevenson's work takes the gathering of information to a much higher level of sophistication.

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of spying throughout the book. Why do countries spy on each other? Is it an honorable occupation? Legal? Necessary? Give examples of how spying created advantages for the Allies. For the Axis.

2. Trace and analyze the creation and continued perfecting of technology used to enhance the gathering of intelligence. Did either the Allies or Axis have superior technology? What is the technology? Why does one side (if so) have more sophisticated technology over the other?

3. In many countries, spying, though considered necessary, is also looked at with a certain degree of distaste. Trace and analyze the attitude toward spies and spying in the book. Are spies considered honorable? What happens to spies caught behind enemy lines? Is spying moral?

Essay Topic 3

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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