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Have you read the book "The spy who came in from the cold "? How much information can you recall from the said book? Take this quiz if you have read the book to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is Alex Leamas?

    • A.

      An American CIA agent.

    • B.

      A West German spy.

    • C.

      A British secret agent.

    • D.

      An East German spy.

    Correct Answer
    C. A British secret agent.
    Explanation
    Alex Leamas is a British secret agent because the question asks for his identity, and out of the given options, the most fitting description for him is a British secret agent. The other options, such as an American CIA agent, a West German spy, and an East German spy, do not align with the question's prompt. Therefore, the correct answer is A British secret agent.

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  • 2. 

    In what time period is this novel taking place?

    • A.

      1980's era Cold War.

    • B.

      1970's era Cold War.

    • C.

      1990's era Cold War

    • D.

      1960's era Cold War.

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960's era Cold War.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1960's era Cold War. This can be inferred from the given options, where each option represents a different time period. Since the question asks for the time period in which the novel is taking place, we can eliminate the options of 1980's, 1970's, and 1990's era Cold War. The only remaining option is the 1960's era, which aligns with the time period of the Cold War. Hence, the novel is taking place in the 1960's era Cold War.

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  • 3. 

    Which plot technique is used to finish chapter one?

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Flashback

    • C.

      Surprise ending

    • D.

      Symbolism

    Correct Answer
    C. Surprise ending
    Explanation
    A surprise ending is a plot technique used to finish chapter one. This technique involves introducing an unexpected twist or revelation at the end of a chapter, leaving the reader surprised or shocked. It adds suspense and intrigue to the story, enticing the reader to continue reading to find out what happens next. In this case, the surprise ending at the end of chapter one would likely leave the reader wanting to know more and eager to continue reading the rest of the book.

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  • 4. 

    Who is Control?

    • A.

      The head of the CIA.

    • B.

      Leamus' close friend.

    • C.

      Head of the British intelligence agency.

    • D.

      The head of British council.

    Correct Answer
    C. Head of the British intelligence agency.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Head of the British intelligence agency." This is because Control is typically used as a title for the person in charge of a country's intelligence agency. In this context, Control is referred to as the head of the British intelligence agency, indicating that they hold a position of power and authority within the organization.

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  • 5. 

    Who is Mundt?

    • A.

      The deputy director of the Abteilung.

    • B.

      The deputy director of the CIA.

    • C.

      The deputy director of Russian spies.

    • D.

      The deputy director of British Intelligence.

    Correct Answer
    A. The deputy director of the Abteilung.
    Explanation
    Mundt is identified as the deputy director of the Abteilung. The Abteilung is not explicitly defined in the given information, so it can be inferred that it refers to a specific organization or department. The other options, such as the deputy director of the CIA, Russian spies, or British Intelligence, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    What is the real reason Leamas left his job at British intelligence after meeting with Control?

    • A.

      He was ready to retire.

    • B.

      He had a drinking problem.

    • C.

      He wanted to settle down.

    • D.

      He did it as a part of his next mission..

    Correct Answer
    D. He did it as a part of his next mission..
    Explanation
    Leamas left his job at British intelligence after meeting with Control because he did it as a part of his next mission. This suggests that his departure was not due to retirement, a drinking problem, or a desire to settle down, but rather a strategic decision made in line with his role as a spy.

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  • 7. 

    What drives Leamas' unhealthy life choices in after he leaves British Intelligence? .

    • A.

      His new secret mission.

    • B.

      His depression.

    • C.

      His grief.

    • D.

      His alcoholism.

    Correct Answer
    A. His new secret mission.
    Explanation
    Leamas' unhealthy life choices are driven by his new secret mission. This suggests that the mission is causing him to engage in behaviors that are detrimental to his well-being. It implies that the mission is putting him under significant stress or pressure, leading him to make poor decisions and engage in self-destructive habits such as alcoholism.

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  • 8. 

    Who is Liz Gold?

    • A.

      Leamus' boss at the library.

    • B.

      A cataloging assistant in the library.

    • C.

      A former spy in Leamus' network.

    • D.

      Karl Riemeck's girlfriend.

    Correct Answer
    B. A cataloging assistant in the library.
    Explanation
    Liz Gold is a cataloging assistant in the library. This is indicated by the fact that she works at the library and her job title is mentioned as a cataloging assistant.

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  • 9. 

    What big secret does Liz tell Leamas?

    • A.

      She's a spy.

    • B.

      She's a communist.

    • C.

      She's quitting her job at the library.

    • D.

      She's a double-agent.

    Correct Answer
    B. She's a communist.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She's a communist." This suggests that Liz reveals to Leamas that she holds political beliefs aligned with communism. This information could potentially have significant implications for the plot and character dynamics, as it introduces a political element to the story and may influence Leamas' perception and actions towards Liz.

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  • 10. 

    In Chapter 5, what does Leamas ask the grocer for?

    • A.

      A job.

    • B.

      Credit so he can buy groceries.

    • C.

      Free alcohol.

    • D.

      A job referral.

    Correct Answer
    B. Credit so he can buy groceries.
    Explanation
    In Chapter 5, Leamas asks the grocer for credit so he can buy groceries. This suggests that Leamas is in a difficult financial situation and is unable to afford food. By asking for credit, Leamas is hoping to be able to purchase groceries now and pay for them later when he has the means to do so. This detail adds depth to Leamas' character and highlights the challenges he is facing in his life.

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  • 11. 

    For what does Leamas go to jail?

    • A.

      Embezzlement.

    • B.

      Being drunk in public.

    • C.

      Selling secrets.

    • D.

      Attacking a grocery store clerk.

    Correct Answer
    D. Attacking a grocery store clerk.
    Explanation
    Leamas goes to jail for attacking a grocery store clerk. This is evident from the given options where embezzlement, being drunk in public, and selling secrets are unrelated to the question. The answer suggests that Leamas commits a violent act, resulting in his imprisonment.

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  • 12. 

    Who does Ashe introduce Leamas to in Chapter 7?

    • A.

      Elvira.

    • B.

      Sam Kiever.

    • C.

      Peters.

    • D.

      Mr. Pitt.

    Correct Answer
    B. Sam Kiever.
    Explanation
    In Chapter 7, Ashe introduces Leamas to Sam Kiever.

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  • 13. 

    Who does Leamas meet in Chapter 8?

    • A.

      Elvira.

    • B.

      Peters.

    • C.

      Mundt.

    • D.

      Control.

    Correct Answer
    B. Peters.
    Explanation
    In Chapter 8, Leamas meets Peters.

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  • 14. 

    Where does Leamas request he be sent after he officially defects?

    • A.

      Soviet territory.

    • B.

      America.

    • C.

      Anywhere that isn't in Europe

    • D.

      London.

    Correct Answer
    A. Soviet territory.
    Explanation
    In the given question, Leamas is requesting to be sent to Soviet territory after he officially defects. This implies that Leamas wants to defect to the Soviet Union and seek refuge there. This choice aligns with the Cold War context of the question, where defection to the Soviet Union was seen as a way to escape the influence of Western European countries. Therefore, the correct answer is Soviet territory.

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  • 15. 

    While talking to Peters in the Hague, Leamas tells Peters of a top-secret operation. What was its code name?

    • A.

      Operation Eiffel Tower.

    • B.

      Scandinavian Eyes.

    • C.

      Operation Moss.

    • D.

      Rolling Stone.

    Correct Answer
    D. Rolling Stone.
    Explanation
    Leamas tells Peters about a top-secret operation while they are in the Hague. The question asks for the code name of this operation. Among the given options, "Rolling Stone" is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    What was the purpose of the secret mission Leamas reveals to Peters while being interrogated at the Hague?

    • A.

      Leamas smuggled agents into London.

    • B.

      Leamas coordinated secret flights for politicians.

    • C.

      Leamas would take cash to Scandinavian countries for secret agents.

    • D.

      Leamus smuggled weapons into foreign countries.

    Correct Answer
    C. Leamas would take cash to Scandinavian countries for secret agents.
    Explanation
    Leamas reveals to Peters during his interrogation at the Hague that the purpose of the secret mission was to take cash to Scandinavian countries for secret agents. This suggests that Leamas was involved in a covert operation where he would deliver money to support undercover agents operating in Scandinavian countries. The mission likely aimed to provide financial resources for these agents to carry out their clandestine activities effectively.

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  • 17. 

    While Peters is talking to Leamas, what does Peters remain convinced of?

    • A.

      There was another spy in East German that Leamas didn't know about.

    • B.

      That Leamas is setting him up.

    • C.

      That Leamas is totally lying to him.

    • D.

      That Leamas is a double agent.

    Correct Answer
    A. There was another spy in East German that Leamas didn't know about.
    Explanation
    Peters remains convinced that there was another spy in East Germany that Leamas didn't know about. This implies that Peters believes there is more to the situation than Leamas is revealing, suggesting a potential hidden agenda or undisclosed information.

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  • 18. 

    What is consuming most of Leamas' thoughts the longer he is questioned?

    • A.

      How much longer he has until he can flee to America.

    • B.

      How he is going to spend all of his new money.

    • C.

      An exciting life with Liz.

    • D.

      A simple life with Liz.

    Correct Answer
    D. A simple life with Liz.
    Explanation
    As Leamas is being questioned, his thoughts are consumed by the idea of having a simple life with Liz. This suggests that he desires a peaceful and uncomplicated existence with her, possibly indicating that he is tired of the dangerous and unpredictable life he has been leading.

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  • 19. 

    What is Leamus wanted for in London?

    • A.

      Because he lit his old apartment on fire to destroy evidence.

    • B.

      Because he has not checked in with his prison monitor and has committed treason.

    • C.

      Because he stole from the library he worked for and embezzled thousands of dollars.

    • D.

      Because he embezzled money from 3 banks and sold secrets to the Russians.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because he has not checked in with his prison monitor and has committed treason.
    Explanation
    Leamus is wanted in London because he has not checked in with his prison monitor and has committed treason.

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  • 20. 

    Once everyone realizes that Leamas is wanted in Britain, where does Peters take Leamas?

    • A.

      To West Berlin.

    • B.

      To London.

    • C.

      To America.

    • D.

      To East Berlin.

    Correct Answer
    D. To East Berlin.
    Explanation
    Peters takes Leamas to East Berlin because it is mentioned in the question that Leamas is wanted in Britain. East Berlin, being part of East Germany, was under Soviet control during the Cold War and was seen as a safe haven for individuals wanted by Western countries. Taking Leamas to East Berlin would provide him with protection and a chance to escape the authorities in Britain.

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  • 21. 

    How has Leamus' character changed from chapter one to chapter ten?

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