Quiz: Do You Know the Meaning of These 22 CIA Terms? 90% Fail

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Are you smarter than a secret agent?

This quiz will test your knowledge of CIA terminology and slang words used by spies in the field at at CIA headquarters.

 Jun 20, 2018

1 of 22Pick your answer!

A person unofficially employed by an intelligence service, often as a source of information
Agent
Pig
Raven

2 of 22Pick your answer!

Another name for a bodyguard
Bagman
Babysitter
Double Agent

3 of 22Pick your answer!

An agent who pays spies and bribes authorities
Pig
Raven
Bagman

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Covert operations that are not attributable to the organization performing them
Dead Drop
Pocket Litter
Black Operations

5 of 22Pick your answer!

A deception planted abroad by an intelligence agency to mislead another country that returns to the originating nation with bad consequences
Code
Blowback
Cryptology

6 of 22Pick your answer!

Discovery of an agent's true identity or a clandestine activity's real purpose
Cryptology
Blown
Blowback

7 of 22Pick your answer!

A brief encounter where something is passed between case officer and agent
Brush Pass
Black Operations
Code

8 of 22Pick your answer!

A system for disguising a message by replacing its letters with other letters or numbers or by shuffling them
Black Operations
Dead Drop
Cipher

9 of 22Pick your answer!

A spy who creates false passports, visas, diplomas and other documents
Bagman
Cobbler
Babysitter

10 of 22Pick your answer!

A system for disguising a message by replacing its words with groups of letters or numbers
Cryptology
Code
Pocket Litter

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The business of thwarting the efforts of foreign intelligence agencies; includes but is not limited to spy-catching
Black Operations
Counterintelligence
Brush Pass

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The purported occupation or purpose of an agent; it must be consistent with the agent's background and presence in the target area
Dead Drop
Black Operations
Cover

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The science of secret writing in all its forms
Brush Pass
Cryptology
Dead Drop

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A secret location where materials can be left for another party to retrieve
Cryptology
Counterintelligence
Dead Drop

15 of 22Pick your answer!

A spy who pretends to be working against one country but who is in fact working for that country’s opponent; often a conduit for disinformation
Babysitter
Bagman
Double Agent

16 of 22Pick your answer!

Slang for use of men or women in sexual situations to intimidate or snare others
Black Operations
Honey Trap
Brush Pass

17 of 22Pick your answer!

Russian intelligence term for traitor
Swallow
Agent
Pig

18 of 22Pick your answer!

Items in a spy's pocket (receipts, coins, theater tickets, etc.) that add authenticity to his or her identity
Cryptology
Counterintelligence
Pocket Litter

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A male agent employed to seduce people for intelligence purposes
Raven
Double Agent
Pig

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Agent living as an ordinary citizen in a foreign country; acts only when a hostile situation develops
Sleeper
Double Agent
Pig

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A female agent employed to seduce people for intelligence purposes
Swallow
Pig
Babysitter

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An agent considered expendable
Throwaway
Raven
Double Agent
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