A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War Test | Final 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. Who was "TRICYCLE"?

2. How long did the Germans believe it would take them to conquer Russia?

3. When was the invasion fleet for JUBILEE ready?

4. Through whom did the United States pass arms to the British?

5. From where had the last four men of the assassination team come?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How were some large corporations in the United States helping the Nazi efforts at world domination?

3. Who did Bohr send out of Denmark with his notes and what happened?

4. Describe how the Bismarck was encountered in Norwegian waters by the Hood.

5. What was the American involvement in the war at this point (May, 1941)?

6. What did the narrator write about the Vichy French?

7. How did Stevenson stymie money laundering efforts by the Nazis in Mexico?

8. How did the BSC set up Hitler to believe that Heydrich's death was "in the stars"?

9. Describe the problems that were occurring in the British and American intelligence communities after TORCH.

10. What did the Brits do to even the research race for the atomic bomb?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Chapter Twenty-Seven is about the agent Madeleine, whose real name was Noor Inayat Kahn. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze "Madeleine's" role as an intelligence agent. How does she become involved in intelligence work? What were her greatest contributions? What were her strengths and weaknesses? Do you think she could be called a hero/heroine?

2. Another agent, "CNYTHIA" actually gets sexually involved with several men in order to gain access to important information. Thoroughly discuss and analyze "Madeleine's" role as an intelligence agent. How does she become involved in intelligence work? What were her greatest contributions? What were her strengths and weaknesses? Do you think she could be called a hero/heroine?

3. Should women be involved in intelligence work? Should women (or men for that matter) be asked to become sexually involved with others (especially married persons) in order to complete an assignment?

Essay Topic 2

TRICYCLE delivered information of a planned Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, using the tactics the British had used at Taranto. J. Edgar Hoover did not find TRICYCLE to be credible and he was moved to Camp X. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one man (in this case, J. Edgar Hoover) should have the power to decide on his own to not take action that could result in grave consequences?

2. Hoover is often presently as an adversary in A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War. Thoroughly trace and analyze the information given about Hoover in A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War. Do you think the information is biased? Why or why not? How would you rate Hoover's professional performance based upon what you have learned in A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War. Use examples to back up your statements.

3. Compare/contrast J. Edgar Hoover to William Stevenson. How are they alike? How are they different? Compare their political views. How do they differ as regards the war in Europe? On what do they agree about the war in Europe? How do they compare on their views of the need for and use of intelligence gathering activities?

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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