D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 11-12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pegasus Bridge is on which river?
(a) Orne.
(b) Vire.
(c) Seine.
(d) Dives.

2. What are the groups of paratroopers jumping from each plane called?
(a) Sausages.
(b) Clicks.
(c) Crickets.
(d) Sticks.

3. Where is Eisenhower born?
(a) Kansas.
(b) Maine.
(c) Minnesota.
(d) Kentucky.

4. What is the name of the commander who wants the paratroopers to be utilized better during the war?
(a) Montgomery.
(b) Marshall.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Eisenhower.

5. Allies take a soil sample from the proposed landing site hoping not to find _________.
(a) Salt water.
(b) Oil.
(c) Peat fields.
(d) Sand.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is used to drop the Allied paratroopers behind enemy lines?

2. What is the favorite boredom killer in the days leading up to the invasion?

3. What does the French girl leading Maj. A. J. C. Rosevear and his team to the bridges want them to blow up instead?

4. What is Maj. John Howard's D Company known as?

5. What is the landing site the Allies choose for the D-Day invasion?

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