A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War Test | Lesson Plans 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

Essay Topic 1

Reinhard Heydrich hosts a party at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel trying to persuade prominent Americans to not supply England. The opportunities for trade with the new German empire would be enormous. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze the involvement of American businesses and Germany prior to America's officially declaring war on Germany.

2. How do you think American businesses justified doing business with Germany? Do you think greed was involved? When does "good business sense" become greed?

3. Are American businesses legally allowed today to engage in commerce with a nation with whom the United States is involved in a declared war? How about an armed conflict? Is it fair for the government to regulate something like that? Why or why not? (Some of this may require some research).

Essay Topic 2

The field of codes and ciphers played an important role in the war strategy of both the Allies and the Axis powers. Discuss the following:

1. Define and compare a code and a cipher.

2. Trace and analyze the theme of codes and ciphers throughout the book. Were they in use before WWII? When? How? How were codes and ciphers generated during WWII? How secure were codes and ciphers? Who had an edge on the other powers when it came to the use of codes and ciphers?

3. The Americans came up with a unique means of communicating securely by the use of "Navajo Code Talkers." Research and explain what that was about.

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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