When we think about spies, we tend to think of men like Bond, James Bond. But women have a long history in espionage, taking on jobs as covert agents, couriers and code breakers. We've got a quiz on some sneaky ladies who sniffed out secrets for their countries.
Question 1 of 20
What country convicted Mata Hari of spying?
Question 2 of 20
What did Mata Hari allegedly do as she was escorted to the firing squad?
Question 3 of 20
Sometimes female spies seduce their targets and have sex with them for information. What is this type of information-gathering called?
Question 4 of 20
We have a female spy, known only as "355," to thank for what important Revolutionary War event?
Question 5 of 20
How did a woman known as Mammy Kate conduct a secret rescue mission of her master during the Revolutionary War?
Question 6 of 20
Anna Strong was a Revolutionary War spy who used an ordinary household chore to communicate with fellow operatives. How did she signal her fellow revolutionaries?
Question 7 of 20
What spy was known as the "Lady with the Limp"?
Question 8 of 20
What did Virginia Hall nickname her artificial leg?
Question 9 of 20
What female spy, better known for her cooking prowess, created a shark repellent during World War II?
Question 10 of 20
What entertainer helped the French resistance during World War II by writing secret information in invisible ink on her sheet music?
Question 11 of 20
Which Civil War spy pretended to be crazy so people would ignore her as she walked through town, gathering information?
Question 12 of 20
Which Civil War spy adopted male disguises to serve in the Union Army and to spy on the South?
Question 13 of 20
Which former slave secured a position in Jefferson Davis's home so that she could spy for the North during the Civil War?
Question 14 of 20
Which actress volunteered with the OSS during World War II by recording songs that were sent to German soldiers in an attempt to lower their morale and desire to fight?
Question 15 of 20
World War II spy Barbara Lauwers conducted psychological warfare on German troops by creating something known as the "League of Lonely War Women." How did Lauwers use the league to infuriate German troops?
Question 16 of 20
Barbara Lauwers was also involved in a prominent campaign that recruited German prisoners to renounce their Nazi ties and spread propaganda against Hitler around Italy. What was this campaign called?
Question 17 of 20
Which British spy inspired the Xbox 360 game "Velvet Assassin?"
Question 18 of 20
What was the name of the journalist-turned-spy who killed a German soldier with her bare hands during World War II?
Question 19 of 20
In 1943, a woman named Gene Grabeel created a secret decryption program that was used by the United States and the United Kingdom throughout the Cold War. What was the name of the program?
Question 20 of 20