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

2. What was the name of the base where the 506th Regiment trained in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"?
(a) Camp Toccoa.
(b) Camp Tappioca.
(c) Camp Turtleback.
(d) Camp Tigerton.

3. In Chapter Six, "Move Out!: Carentan: July 7-July 12, 1944," Easy Company moved to reserve status and was tasked with what?
(a) Protecting the Queen.
(b) Invading Normandy.
(c) Defending regimental headquarters.
(d) Rebuilding a church.

4. The Island in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944" was surrounded by what?
(a) Diseased seabirds.
(b) Enbankments.
(c) Jagged rocks.
(d) Seals.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. Where did Easy Company board a train for in May, 1943?

3. 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"?

4. 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"?

5. When did the Easy Company complete basic training?

Short Essay Questions

1. What acknowledgments did Winters receive for his achievements in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"?

2. What practice mission did the mission Easy Company undertake in preparation for D-Day? What backfired?

3. What happened to Winters during the D-Day landing? Who did he find after landing in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?

4. How did the attitudes of the men of Easy Company change in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?

5. Discuss the morale of Easy Company in Chapter Two, "Stand Up and Hook Up: Benning, Mackall, Bragg, Shanks: December 1942-September 1943." What did the men think of parachute training?

6. What theme is prominent in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"? How is this exemplified in the men of Easy Company?

7. How did Market-Garden impact the morale of Easy Company?

8. What happened once Easy Company had reached Neunen in Chapter Eight, "Hell's Highway; Holland: October 2-November 25, 1944"?

9. How was the morale of the Easy Company n the end of Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944"? What held them together?

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

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