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 Bohr manage to do at the end of September?

2. Where was an assassination team waiting to kill Heydrich?

3. What did Hoover do because of his anger?

4. Who had control of the heavy water plant in Norway?

5. What was spotted in Norway in May of 1941?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What was the purpose of operation JUBILEE and what did the Germans think was happening?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hitler was expanding his terror bombing to other English cities. Warning those population centers would give away their capability to break the German codes. No warnings were given. Later, when coded messages are broken about Hitler's imminent invasion of Russia, the intelligence community warns Russia but is not taken seriously because the BSC will not reveal their source. Discuss the following:

1. Is it moral to hold back information to save innocent civilian lives in order to keep Germany from knowing that its codes were compromised?

2. Many people would argue that it is for the greater good that some people had to suffer (i.e., those in cities who are bombed without warning). Does the concept of the "greater good" apply in this situation? Why or why not.

3. Do you think Russia could have done things any differently even if they had been warned about Hitler's imminent invasion? Explain fully. (This may require some research).

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?

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 3

There is a time of one-hundred-and-fifty days that was known as the "Phony War." This consisted of communications between Churchill, coded "Naval Person" and Roosevelt coded "POTUS." Discuss the following:

1. Research the "Phony War" and write a brief informative essay about how it affected Great Britian, France, Germany and the United States.

2. Do you think anything could have been done during the Phony War to have averted a world war?

3. What event(s) precipitated the phony war into the real war? At this point, was war inevitable? Why or why not.

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