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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What portion of parachute training were the men of the Easy Company excused from?
(a) Sleep deprivation.
(b) Psychological training.
(c) Parachute packing.
(d) Physical training.

2. Who spied the vast number of ships and boats in the invading fleet and became awestruck in Chapter Four, "Look Out Hitler! Here We Come!: Slapton Sands, Upottery: April 1-June 5, 1944"?
(a) Clancy Odel Lyall.
(b) Leo D. Boyle.
(c) Gordon Carson.
(d) William F. Kiehn.

3. Who was promoted to 1st lieutenant in the first few weeks of basic training in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"?
(a) JB Stokes.
(b) Sterling W. Horner.
(c) George Lavenson.
(d) Dick Winters.

4. What refers to a court consisting of military or naval personnel appointed by a commander to try charges of offenses by soldiers or sailors against military or naval law?
(a) Presidential court.
(b) Kangaroo court.
(c) Court martial.
(d) Military court.

5. Who eventually took control of Easy Company after Winters' promotion in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?
(a) First Lieutenant Robert Rousch.
(b) First Lieutenant Sterling W. Horner.
(c) First Lieutenant Fred Heyliger.
(d) Second Lieutenant Henry Jones.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to a small pit, usually for one or two soldiers, dug as a shelter in a battle area?

2. What plane did the men of Easy Company first jump from in parachute training?

3. When did the Easy Company complete basic training?

4. What were the men treated to before shipping out on July 4, 1944?

5. Where did the men of Easy Company return after being released from Carentan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the intelligence briefing indicate as the German weakness in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"? How did this affect planning?

2. How did the attitude of the men of Easy Company change in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"?

3. What relationship between Winters and Sobel is established in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"?

4. Describe the journey overseas in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944." Where did Easy Company travel?

5. Who responded to the attack orders in the Carentan operation? What took place?

6. How did the men fight back against Sobel in Chapter Two, "Stand Up and Hook Up: Benning, Mackall, Bragg, Shanks: December 1942-September 1943"?

7. What were the exercises of Easy Company like in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"?

8. Where were the men of Easy Company fighting in the beginning of Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?

9. Who was the commanding officer of Easy Company in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"? How was he viewed by his men?

10. What training took place in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"? What was it like?

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