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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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"?
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Free beer and meals.
(c) Chocolate.
(d) Cigarettes.

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 Robert B. Brewer.
(d) First Lieutenant Raymond G. Schmitz.

3. The Germans relied more on its counterattack rather than its what, as advised to the troops in Chapter Four, "Look Out Hitler! Here We Come!: Slapton Sands, Upottery: April 1-June 5, 1944"?
(a) Ground defences.
(b) Air defenses.
(c) Coastal defenses.
(d) Air offenses.

4. What did Easy Company encounter and eradicate in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?
(a) Enemy planes.
(b) Enemy maps.
(c) An enemy machine gun.
(d) An enemy tank.

5. Who led the frontal assault while the machine gunners provided support on the German machine guns in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?
(a) Dick Winters.
(b) Robert L. Strayer
(c) Oliver M. Horton.
(d) Clarence Hester.

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

7. 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 north.
(d) The west.

8. Easy Company was assigned to a risky and vital operation where in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?
(a) Poland.
(b) Belgium.
(c) Italy.
(d) Spain.

9. Where did Easy Company board a train for in May, 1943?
(a) Springfield, Missouri.
(b) Springfield, Illinois.
(c) Athens, Georgia.
(d) Sturgis, Kentucky.

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

11. Where did the ship with Easy Company arrive in September, 1943?
(a) Blackpool, England.
(b) Bristol, England.
(c) Liverpool, England.
(d) Newcastle, England.

12. Who ran down the road and six men followed, but the remainder stayed in the ditch during the attack on Carentan?
(a) Lieutenant Thomas A. Peacock.
(b) Lieutenant Welsh.
(c) Lieutenant Sterling W. Horner.
(d) Lieutenant JB Stokes.

13. Captain Sobel was transferred to head a new what in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"?
(a) Grammar school.
(b) Marksmanship school.
(c) Diving school.
(d) Parachute school.

14. Who worried that his injuries would cause permanent damage in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?
(a) John E. Pisancin.
(b) George Lavenson.
(c) Carwood Lipton.
(d) Edward J. Tipper.

15. What tanks arrived at Easy Company's location after the successful invasion on D-Day?
(a) American Sherman tanks.
(b) British Valentines.
(c) British Vickers.
(d) Italian Semoventes.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. What portion of parachute training were the men of the Easy Company excused from?

3. How many German troops did Winters' group encounter sitting to rest in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?

4. What was the name of the risky and vital operation Easy Company was assigned to in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?

5. What did Winters have for the first time after the invasion on D-Day?

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