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. What was under the atomic research lab in Copenhagen?

2. What did CYNTHIA obtain from a former lover?

3. When did Heydrich die?

4. What did Stevenson wire Churchill about Donovan?

5. What did the BSC work to keep from happening in Mexican ports?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the trials of trying to obtain the French naval ciphers.

2. At what did operation JUBILEE succeed?

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

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

5. Describe the assassination of Heydrich.

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

7. Why did Bohr eventually leave Denmark and where does he go?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

2. Read the book, Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler and write an informative essay about the ideas in the book.

3. Research and discuss Hitler's rise to power. What does he offer the German people? How is he received? Why do you think so many Germans listened to him?

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

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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