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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. 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) Major Oliver M. Horton.
(b) Major Clarence Hester.
(c) Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Strayer.
(d) Colonel Sink.

2. Where did the men of Easy Company return after being released from Carentan?
(a) Cavalry.
(b) Infantry.
(c) Boot camp.
(d) Aldbourne.

3. What did Lieutenant Winters and ten other men receive at the end of Chapter Six, "Move Out!: Carentan: July 7-July 12, 1944"?
(a) The Silver Star.
(b) The Medal of Honor.
(c) The Distinguished Service Cross citation.
(d) The Gold Star.

4. Winters' group joined forces with how many men after their landing in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?
(a) 168.
(b) 72.
(c) 44.
(d) 80.

5. Who was the Easy Company's commanding officer in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"?
(a) Major Oliver M. Horton.
(b) Captain Herbert Sobel.
(c) Captain Lewis Nixon.
(d) First Lieutenant Henry Jones.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the Army-planned a practice operation on a stretch of English coastline in preparation for D-Day?

2. How many troops were killed, captured or wounded during Operation Market-Garden?

3. Where did German tanks and patrol units surround Easy Company in Chapter Eight, "Hell's Highway; Holland: October 2-November 25, 1944"?

4. Who worried that his injuries would cause permanent damage in Chapter Seven, "Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions: Aldbourne: July 13-September 16, 1944"?

5. 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"?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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"?

3. How is Easy Company described in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"? Where did they undergo training?

4. What was the objective in Operation Market-Garden? How did the mission begin?

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

6. Who assisted Winters in taking out three German guns in Chapter Five, "Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944"?

7. What did Winters and his men discover outside of the camp in Chapter Nine, "The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 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. What took place during the actual drop of Easy Company in Chapter Three, "Duties of the Latrine Orderly: Aldbourne: September 1943-March 1944"? Whose plane was hit?

10. 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?

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