Do You Know About Official Secrets Acts?

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Do You Know About Official Secrets Acts?

Keep your voice down, we are dealing with government secrets and espionage here. How much do you know about different governments' Official Secrets Acts? Hush. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many countries currently have an act with the exact name: Official Secrets Act?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      15

  • 2. 
    What is the main purpose of the Official Secrets Act in Great Britain?
    • A. 

      Punishes the act of lying under oath in British courts

    • B. 

      Outlines consequences for working with 2 competing businesses at the same time

    • C. 

      Prohibits the disclosure of sensitive government information to a third party

    • D. 

      Punishes abandonment and treason within the military

  • 3. 
    What year is Britain's most recent Official Secrets Act?
    • A. 

      1889

    • B. 

      1911

    • C. 

      1936

    • D. 

      1989

  • 4. 
    What is the punishment for breaking Malaysia's OSA of 1972?
    • A. 

      Various fines

    • B. 

      6 months jail and 6 months probation

    • C. 

      1 to 7 years in prision

    • D. 

      Life in prison

  • 5. 
    What is strange about the Republic of Ireland's Official Secrets Act?
    • A. 

      The trial takes place completely in the public eye

    • B. 

      The trial proceedings occur in private

    • C. 

      It only applies to civil servents

    • D. 

      A suit my by instigated by anyone

  • 6. 
    When did New Zealand ditch their Official Secrets Act?
    • A. 

      1899

    • B. 

      1951

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1982

  • 7. 
    Which country has a Security of Information Act?
    • A. 

      Hong Kong

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      New Zealand

    • D. 

      United States

  • 8. 
    How many convictions happened under Canada's old Official Secrets Act?
    • A. 

      22

    • B. 

      32

    • C. 

      42

    • D. 

      52

  • 9. 
    What name is given to the Official Secrets Act in the US?
    • A. 

      Official Information Act

    • B. 

      Official Secrets Ordinance

    • C. 

      Espionage Act

    • D. 

      Security of Information Act

  • 10. 
    What is the main criticism of Official Secrets Acts?
    • A. 

      Judges are bias on the cases

    • B. 

      They are only applicable in wartime

    • C. 

      They threaten journalists, whistleblowers and anti-war activists

    • D. 

      The vague language allows convicts off the hook

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