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 did Stevenson confiscate?

2. Who did the British and Americans want to get out of Denmark?

3. Who was "TRICYCLE"?

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

5. Who was left in Sweden after Bohr flew to England?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the sinking of the Bismarck a few days later.

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

8. Describe the assassination of Heydrich.

9. What did the BSC plan to do about Heydrich and what is one of his most despicable duties?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Britain was close to being bankrupt at fairly early in the war against Germany. Discuss the following:

1. How do countries finance wars?

2. Why don't you think the prohibitive cost of wars doesn't seem to serve as a deterrent to war?

3. Discuss some of the other costs of war. Is any goal of war worth these costs? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Roosevelt had to convince the American public to support England. Supply lines had to remain open, and England needed destroyers and other war equipment. This placed Roosevelt in an awkward position because he was running for re-election and couldn't openly be pro-war. Discuss the following:

1. What does it say about presidential power that Roosevelt could not just hand over money and equipment to England?

2. Do you think Roosevelt should have allowed the upcoming election to influence his public stance on the war? Why or why not?

3. Research the attitude of the people of the United States towards the early part of the war going on in Europe. Did they think it was any of their business? Why or why not? What was the general consensus about entering the war on the side of Great Britain?

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