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. How did the Germans retaliate for Heydrich's death?

2. How long did the Germans believe it would take them to conquer Russia?

3. What helped make the D-Day invasion easier for Allied bombers?

4. What did CYNTHIA'S work accomplish?

5. When was the invasion fleet for JUBILEE ready?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the assassination of Heydrich.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Discuss operation TORCH.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Chapter Twenty-Seven is about the agent Madeleine, whose real name was Noor Inayat Kahn. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze "Madeleine's" role as an intelligence agent. How does she become involved in intelligence work? What were her greatest contributions? What were her strengths and weaknesses? Do you think she could be called a hero/heroine?

2. Another agent, "CNYTHIA" actually gets sexually involved with several men in order to gain access to important information. Thoroughly discuss and analyze "Madeleine's" role as an intelligence agent. How does she become involved in intelligence work? What were her greatest contributions? What were her strengths and weaknesses? Do you think she could be called a hero/heroine?

3. Should women be involved in intelligence work? Should women (or men for that matter) be asked to become sexually involved with others (especially married persons) in order to complete an assignment?

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