How Much Do You Know About Secret Agents?

Secret agents do exist in real life - as do the agencies and some of the gadgets you might see in popular media. How much do you know about real life secret agents? Take our quiz to find out!
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In James Bond fiction, the person in charge of MI6 is codenamed "M." What is this codename in real life?
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Z
Q
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Which of the following famous spies was known as "the man without a face?"
Whittaker James
Markus Wolf
Ellen Rabinov
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What is the more official name for MI6?
Secret Intelligence Service
United Kingdom Intelligence
European Military Intelligence
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Who was known as the "spymaster" of Queen Elizabeth I of England?
Arkady Shevchenko
Jonathan Pollard
Francis Walsingham
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Where is the SIS Building/MI6 Headquarters located?
Vauxhall Cross
Stockwell Crossing
Brixton Hills
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Which secret agent/spy had his life explored in the 2007 film Breach?
Klaus Fuchs
Richard Sorge
Robert Hanssen
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What is the official retirement age for an MI6 agent?
40
undisclosed
65
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When was MI6 founded?
1931
1909
1960
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Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt, John Cairncross, and Kim Philby were collectively known as what famous group of Soviet spies?
The Red Barons
The Cambridge Five
The Cohen Clan
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MI6 agents once hacked into the digital publication of an Al-Queda magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with what?
cupcake recipes
instructions to build a tracker
pictures of cats and dogs
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What is the motto of an MI6 agent?
Ditat Deus
Semper Occultus
Virtute Et Armis
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Who of the following acted as a Union spy during the American Civil War?
Andrew Jackson
Harriet Tubman
Belle Boyd
Result
Well...secret agencies and the agencies that control them are pretty niche subjects, so we can't blame you for not having too much knowledge on the subject. It's pretty interesting though - we recommend looking into it!

C+, Stinky Secret Agent

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You missed some of the tougher ones on this quiz, but given the niche nature of the knowledge required to get the right answers here, we're going to give you a solid pat on the back for the ones you did get right. Great work!

B+, Spy Star

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You sure know your stuff when it comes to secret agents and MI6. And this is totally different information than the stuff that would come from being big fans of James Bond films, or similar ones. This is purely impressive, and you should be proud of your score!

A+, Superb Secret Agent

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1
In James Bond fiction, the person in charge of MI6 is codenamed "M." What is this codename in real life?
C
Z
Q
2
Which of the following famous spies was known as "the man without a face?"
Whittaker James
Markus Wolf
Ellen Rabinov
3
What is the more official name for MI6?
Secret Intelligence Service
United Kingdom Intelligence
European Military Intelligence
4
Who was known as the "spymaster" of Queen Elizabeth I of England?
Arkady Shevchenko
Jonathan Pollard
Francis Walsingham
5
Where is the SIS Building/MI6 Headquarters located?
Vauxhall Cross
Stockwell Crossing
Brixton Hills
6
Which secret agent/spy had his life explored in the 2007 film Breach?
Klaus Fuchs
Richard Sorge
Robert Hanssen
7
What is the official retirement age for an MI6 agent?
40
undisclosed
65
8
When was MI6 founded?
1931
1909
1960
9
Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt, John Cairncross, and Kim Philby were collectively known as what famous group of Soviet spies?
The Red Barons
The Cambridge Five
The Cohen Clan
10
MI6 agents once hacked into the digital publication of an Al-Queda magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with what?
cupcake recipes
instructions to build a tracker
pictures of cats and dogs
11
What is the motto of an MI6 agent?
Ditat Deus
Semper Occultus
Virtute Et Armis
12
Who of the following acted as a Union spy during the American Civil War?
Andrew Jackson
Harriet Tubman
Belle Boyd