William Wild Bill Donovan: Biography & Patton


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When did William Donovan begin his career in the military?

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1. What earned William Donovan the nickname 'Wild Bill?'

2. The forerunner to the Central Intelligence Agency was established in 1942. What was it called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo lets you check your understanding of William Wild Bill Donovan. His military career and nickname are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Intelligence agency established by the National Security Act of 1947
  • Name of the forerunner to the Central Intelligence Agency
  • When William Donovan's military career began
  • How William Donovan earned his nickname

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about who William Donovan wanted to have assassinated according to a rumor
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on William Wild Bill Donovan
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how William Donovan earned the nickname 'Wild Bill' and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

William Wild Bill Donovan: Biography & Patton is a lesson you can use any time to review more about:

  • William Wild Bill Donovan's former career
  • Branch of the military Donovan joined
  • Why Donovan didn't want to practice regular law anymore after WWI
  • The reason Donovan caught President Roosevelt's attention
  • Conspiracies regarding William Donovan
  • Donovan's feud with J. Edgar Hoover