A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War Test | Final 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. What else did the operation in question #133 do?

2. What did Heydrich's plan for the Czech nation suggest?

3. With whom did Stevenson battle about U.S. companies and their foreign subsidiaries doing business with the Nazis?

4. What did Stevenson confiscate?

5. When did the relations between British and American intelligence become strained?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who was Niels Bohr and why are the British interested in him?

4. Who was CYNTHIA?

5. What did J. Edgar Hoover get angry and how does Stevenson try to appease the man?

6. What did the Russians want of the allies and what are the Russians considering?

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

8. How did Stevenson head off Nazi support in Brazil?

9. How did the Germans retaliate for the death of Heydrich and what was the result of the Germans' actions?

10. At what did operation JUBILEE succeed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Politics plays an integral and important role in much of Stevenson's work and in how the various factions side with either the Allies or Axis powers. Discuss the following:

1. Discuss three situations in the book where politics plays a critical role in the outcome of the situation. Who are the principle players? What are the issues involved? Were there any "dirty" politics involved?

2. Is there any way to keep politics and war separate? Would it be a good idea to do so? Why or why not.

3. Do you feel any differently to Roosevelt knowing he chose to keep a potential challenger unable to do so? Do you think Roosevelt had the best chance of guiding the United States through WWII?

Essay Topic 3

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).

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