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

Stevenson watched as Germany armed itself and prepared for war while England tried to pacify him. Discuss the following:

1. Why does England continue to try to pacify Hitler as it is obvious Germany is re-arming itself in violation of the agreements at the end of WWI?

2. Do you think England and other European countries should have taken the initiative to stop the Germans from gearing for war?

3. What do you think England could have done differently before Germany's invasion of Austria and then Poland?

Essay Topic 2

Hitler was expanding his terror bombing to other English cities. Warning those population centers would give away their capability to break the German codes. No warnings were given. Later, when coded messages are broken about Hitler's imminent invasion of Russia, the intelligence community warns Russia but is not taken seriously because the BSC will not reveal their source. Discuss the following:

1. Is it moral to hold back information to save innocent civilian lives in order to keep Germany from knowing that its codes were compromised?

2. Many people would argue that it is for the greater good that some people had to suffer (i.e., those in cities who are bombed without warning). Does the concept of the "greater good" apply in this situation? Why or why not.

3. Do you think Russia could have done things any differently even if they had been warned about Hitler's imminent invasion? Explain fully. (This may require some research).

Essay Topic 3

Without Adolf Hitler's rise to power, WWII may never have occurred--at least on the European front; therefore, an understanding of the state of Germany at that time is essential to understanding many of the references in the book. Discuss the following:

1. Research and write an informative essay on the state of Germany during the 2 decades prior to the outbreak of WWII. What is the economy like? What are the major political parties? What do they stand for? What is the make-up of the German society as far as religious, racial and class?

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