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Wild World: Spy Quiz
by Staff
Spies can have fake wives, fake degrees, fake interests and fake lives. Spies are often romanticized in Hollywood, but how does James Bond compare with real spies? And what happens when a spy is spying on the people he's supposedly spying for?

The best spies are those with access to:

  • high-ranking officials or secret information
  • large arsenals
  • every cell phone network in the world

Assassins are spies who:

  • always work alone
  • sometimes use their skills to commit murder
  • always work for more than one agency at a time

Espionage comes from a French word meaning:

  • to spy
  • secret
  • silence

A spy's legend is:

  • the location where he transmits secret information
  • a secret identity
  • a background story and documents that support an identity

What former U.S. president authorized the flight of a U-2 spy plane in 1960?

  • John F. Kennedy
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

What nation did CIA official Aldrich Ames spy for in the 1980s?

  • Soviet Union
  • China
  • West Germany

A dead drop is:

  • a secret hiding place in public used to exchange information
  • a method of transmitting information in invisible ink
  • when a spy continues to provide information even though his cover has been blown

What was the name of the code the Nazis used in World War II?

  • Ultra
  • Enigma
  • Purple

What was Operation Fortitude?

  • a 1940 misinformation campaign in which the British fooled the Germans into believing that the entire Royal Air Force had been destroyed
  • a 1944 misinformation campaign in which the Americans fooled the Germans as to the location of the D-Day invasion at Normandy
  • a 1945 misinformation campaign in which the Japanese fooled the Americans regarding the amount of troops at Okinawa

A double agent:

  • supplies false information to both sides
  • supplies true information to both sides
  • provides false information to the side he's supposedly spying for while providing true information to the side to which he's originally loyal