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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The objective of Market-Garden was to take control of what?
(a) Peaks and valleys.
(b) Runways and towers.
(c) Airports and bus stations.
(d) Roads and bridges.

2. What village were Easy Company ordered to defend in Chapter Eight, "Hell's Highway; Holland: October 2-November 25, 1944"?
(a) Loren.
(b) Omen.
(c) Ogden.
(d) Uden.

3. At the end of October, 1943, Sobel assigned Winters to what inspection duty?
(a) Office.
(b) Latrine.
(c) Aircraft.
(d) Kitchen.

4. What was the rally point to which Winters' men headed in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?
(a) Bayonne.
(b) Paris.
(c) Caen.
(d) Ste. Marie-du-Mont.

5. 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"?
(a) First Lieutenant Frederick Theodore Heyliger.
(b) Captain Ronald C. Speirs.
(c) Captain Herbert M. Sobel.
(d) C.O. Thomas Meehan.

6. Growing dissatisfaction with Sobel's lack of tactical skill made some officers consider approaching who about the problem in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"?
(a) Colonel Sink.
(b) Major Oliver M. Horton.
(c) Major Clarence Hester.
(d) Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Strayer.

7. What introduction from the British was meant to separate from the leg and fall where the paratrooper would land?
(a) Calf bands.
(b) Waist belts.
(c) Crotch huggers.
(d) Leg bags.

8. What did Winters have for the first time after the invasion on D-Day?
(a) A coca cola.
(b) A cigarette.
(c) A cigar.
(d) A drink.

9. What did the American troops refer to the major road which the Germans were intent to cut off near Neunen in the Market-Garden operation?
(a) The Highway of Lost Souls.
(b) Pacific Coast Highway.
(c) Hell's Highway.
(d) The Great Highway.

10. The men of Easy Company traveled to where, which was eighty miles west of London, in September, 1943?
(a) Aldbourne.
(b) Portsmouth.
(c) Liverpool.
(d) Bristol.

11. What soldier was sent home when the military realized that all three of his brothers were killed in action in Chapter Six, "Move Out!: Carentan: July 7-July 12, 1944"?
(a) Walter L. Hendrix.
(b) Robert Burr Smith.
(c) Fritz Niland.
(d) Earl Ervin McClung.

12. In Chapter Six, "Move Out!: Carentan: July 7-July 12, 1944," Easy Company had a brief reprieve from fighting with a full night of rest before being sent to defend Carentan from what direction?
(a) The south.
(b) The east.
(c) The west.
(d) The north.

13. 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) Slapping a fellow officer.
(b) Stabbing his eye.
(c) Shooting his hand.
(d) Cutting off his toe.

14. What marked the date that the 506th parachute infantry regiment officially joined the 101st Airborne Division?
(a) June 10, 1943.
(b) January 3, 1944.
(c) December 14, 1941.
(d) April 22, 1942.

15. Who returned to Easy Company hoping for more action and sought revenge for Americans killed by German troops in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?
(a) Private David Kenyon Webster.
(b) Private Paul E. Lamoureux.
(c) Private Terrence C. Harris.
(d) Private Sergio G. Moya.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who led the final assault on the third and final German gun in the battery in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?

2. Why were all of the parachute drops across Europe canceled in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?

3. What refers to warfare with asphyxiating, poisonous, or corrosive gases, oil and flames?

4. After securing Carentan and a brief respite and tending to the wounded, the men prepared for what in Chapter Six, "Move Out!: Carentan: July 7-July 12, 1944"?

5. Captain Sobel was transferred to head a new what in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"?

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