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1 The Real 'Windtalkers'
This quiz looks at the Native American Codetalkers that served with the US Marines during World War II. They were the subject of the film 'Windtalkers', released in 2002.
Tough
10 Q
Plumbus
Jul 20 09
822 plays
2 WWII Codenames and Nicknames
Most know certain WWII events like D-Day, Pearl Harbor and the Blitz, but do you know the code names for operations, espionage activities, weapons, etc.?
Tough
20 Q
TwinFlame
Aug 12 07
3798 plays
3 Enigma and Bletchley Park Codebreakers
During WWII the Germans used a machine named Enigma to encode their radio messages in millions of different ways (and the key changed with each message). The British assembled a code-breaking unit at Bletchley Park to try to decipher these messages.
Average
10 Q
root17
Oct 21 01
2979 plays
4 Psst, Wanna Hear a Secret?
Espionage dates as far back as man himself. Some spies have achieved fame and notoriety and some have been hailed as heroes
Tough
10 Q
StarStruck60
Aug 21 09
678 plays
5 Famous People Who Spied on the Side
Each of these famous people was very successful in his/her career. Each was also very successful at something else...espionage. I'll give a brief description of each famous person and see if you can figure out who that person is.
Average
10 Q
nmerr
Jun 30 11
498 plays
6 Names of the Communist Secret Services
This is my 1st quiz. Enjoy (I hope!). All the questions ask you to find the name of a countries secret service or state police from the communist era.
Tough
10 Q
JASR
Jul 02 07
762 plays
7 Spies and Spy Rings in WWII
Spying is as old as warfare itself and has sometimes been referred to as the 'world's second oldest profession'. WWII could not have been won without covert operations. Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
beterave
Feb 22 11
372 plays
8 Introduction to Cryptography and its History
In some sense cryptography can be viewed as a battle. New technology allows new codes to be made, but also allows new methods of breaking codes. This quiz traces some of the history of these codes, from Caesar to today's modern algorithms.
Tough
10 Q
kevinatilusa
Jun 17 02
837 plays
9 Soviet Spies
15 multiple choice questions on espionage during the Soviet era.
Average
15 Q
ironikinit
Jul 16 03
888 plays
10 U.S. Secret Service Code Names
You will be given a Secret Service code name; select the President, First Lady, or member of the Presidential family that is connected to that name.
Difficult
10 Q
Arachnomancer
Aug 04 07
519 plays
11 Operation WWII
During WWII an operation was a military or naval action, campaign or mission. The questions are multiple choice. For WWII buffs, enjoy.
Difficult
10 Q
finlady
Dec 14 01
1521 plays
12 WW II, Spying 123
Some random WWII spy questions.
Average
10 Q
patrick1971
Jun 03 01
2067 plays
13 Can You Crack the Code?
In World War II, there were Navajo Code Talkers who were instrumental in the war. Test your knowledge about these heroes in this ten question quiz.
Difficult
10 Q
pennie1478
Sep 14 04
942 plays
14 WW2 Code Names
Codes for individuals, units, operations, etc.
Average
10 Q
cliffster69
May 26 01
2229 plays
15 Decoding Military Operations
In war operations, movements, meetings are always encoded. Fancy your chances at some decoding? Good luck and as ever enjoy.
Difficult
10 Q
fiachra
Aug 12 05
759 plays
16 Spies And Spy Agencies
A little quiz about the espionage industry in the 20th Century.
Tough
10 Q
sportcon
Mar 06 01
1722 plays
17 Codebreaking in WWII
I watched a PBS special on codebreaking in WWII and found it so interesting, I had to make a quiz!
Tough
5 Q
ladymacb29
Sep 05 01
1446 plays
18 Espionage
This quiz tests your SpyQ, most of the questions are about intelligence agencies, a few are about spies.
Difficult
10 Q
riddhi
Mar 26 01
1311 plays
19 Alphabet Soup
Think you know your intelligence acronyms? Find out here.
Difficult
10 Q
Stillman
Jul 16 03
1266 plays
20 The British Intelligence Services
A ten-question quiz on the British secret and intelligence services.
Tough
10 Q
tlowen00r
May 23 05
633 plays
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Last Updated Dec 03 14 3:24 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* Downed U-2 pilot Frances Gary Powers was traded for what Soviet spy in 1962?
* What British intelligence agency is the counterpart of the CIA?
* While not actually a spy, what CIA case officer left the agency, moved to Cuba, and wrote, 'Inside The Company?'
* What are the initials of the French foreign intelligence service?
* Who was the British subject, turned Soviet spy, who recruited Guy Burgess, Kim Philby, and Donald Maclean?


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