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. For what were the Russians pushing?

2. What happened to the village of Lidice?

3. What was captured in the St. Lawrence in December 1941?

4. What was one of Heydirch's duties?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Discuss operation TORCH.

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

7. Who was CYNTHIA?

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

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

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

Churchill appoints Stevenson the director of His Majesty's Secret Intelligence Services and gives him a great deal of latitude in performing his duties. The organization was known as the BSC or British Security Coordination and it established headquarters in New York City. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think the BSC chooses to headquarter in New York City? Does it seem like a good choice to you? Why or why not.

2. Do you think the United States would tolerate an intelligence-gathering organization from another country to operate freely and openly today? Why or why not? What if it were an ally in a wartime situation?

3. What do you think were the advantages and disadvantages of having the BSC headquartered in New York City?

Essay Topic 2

In chapter 19, the narrator states that Ambassador Kennedy remained in London until Hitler began bombing London. The Roosevelt administration kept Kennedy in London as long as possible because they were afraid he would campaign against Roosevelt. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Franklin D. Roosevelt to Ambassador Joseph Kennedy. 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?

2. Do you think it is an ethical move to keep a potential candidate away in order to win an election? What about the in view of the fact that Joseph Kennedy is in a potentially dangerous situation?

3. Why do you think Roosevelt believed he was the best person for the job of President of the United States when the country is on the brink of war? (This may require a little research).

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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