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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the incompetent officers who attempted to take command of Easy Company was suspected of doing what so he could be evacuated in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?
(a) Stabbing his eye.
(b) Slapping a fellow officer.
(c) Cutting off his toe.
(d) Shooting his hand.

2. Who took over as Commanding Officer of Easy Company after their current commander was shot in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?
(a) First Lieutenant Norman S. Dike, Jr.
(b) First Lieutenant Roy Paul Gates.
(c) First Lieutenant Raymond G. Schmitz.
(d) First Lieutenant Robert B. Brewer.

3. What refers to warfare with asphyxiating, poisonous, or corrosive gases, oil and flames?
(a) Chemical warfare.
(b) Political warfare.
(c) Serious warfare.
(d) Psychological warfare.

4. Who did the company officers consult with about their ultimatum in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944" who suggested they step down?
(a) Maxwell Davenport Taylor.
(b) Henry Jones.
(c) Salve H. Matheson.
(d) Dick Winters.

5. When did the Easy Company complete basic training?
(a) October, 1942.
(b) November, 1942.
(c) January, 1943.
(d) March, 1943.

6. Who transferred Winters out of Easy Company as the battalion mess officer in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"?
(a) Major Strayer.
(b) Major Oliver M. Horton.
(c) Brigadier General Anthony Clement McAuliffe.
(d) Colonel Robert Frederick Sink.

7. How many troops were killed, captured or wounded during Operation Market-Garden?
(a) 2,750.
(b) 250.
(c) 8,000.
(d) 5,000.

8. Why were all of the parachute drops across Europe canceled in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?
(a) German holiday.
(b) Bad weather.
(c) American holiday.
(d) Ground armies had advanced.

9. How many German troops did Winters' group encounter sitting to rest in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?
(a) 80.
(b) 12.
(c) Less than 50.
(d) Over 100.

10. What caused the planes' V-formation to break off during the flight in on D-Day?
(a) Lightning.
(b) Flocks of birds.
(c) Hail storms.
(d) Cloud banks.

11. What were the men treated to before shipping out on July 4, 1944?
(a) Beer.
(b) Showgirls.
(c) An exceptional meal.
(d) Letters from home.

12. What term means to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms?
(a) Wave the flag.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Capitulate.
(d) Give-up.

13. What did Winters lose when he landed in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?
(a) His shoe.
(b) His backpack.
(c) His gun.
(d) His leg bag.

14. The platoon of how many men pushed back two companies of Germans in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?
(a) 29.
(b) 112.
(c) 35.
(d) 75.

15. In what state did training take place in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Florida.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) Arkansas.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the troops given for the first time when they flew out for D-Day in Chapter Four, "Look Out Hitler! Here We Come!: Slapton Sands, Upottery: April 1-June 5, 1944"?

2. After some time in London in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944," men such as Gordon and who returned to Easy Company?

3. What were the men of Easy Company initially greeted with in London in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?

4. The plane carrying who was hit with bullets and exploded during its landing attempt in Chapter Four, "Look Out Hitler! Here We Come!: Slapton Sands, Upottery: April 1-June 5, 1944"?

5. Winters' group joined forces with how many men after their landing in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?

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