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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long do the Canadians spend in Normandy?
(a) Six months.
(b) Three days.
(c) Six days.
(d) Three months.

2. How long does it take Ranger Company to get most of the men to the top of the cliffs at Omaha?
(a) Two days.
(b) Two hours.
(c) Thirty minutes.
(d) Fifteen minutes.

3. What is the name for the naval demolition teams?
(a) Washers.
(b) Bombadiers.
(c) Seabees.
(d) Scuttles.

4. At what hour do most of the tanks roll ashore?
(a) 1200.
(b) 0600.
(c) 2000.
(d) 1800.

5. What is the approximate number of Allied casualties from D-Day?
(a) 11,000.
(b) 40,000.
(c) 4900.
(d) 2500.

6. Who does D-Day portray as being cowardly?
(a) Paratroopers.
(b) Coxswains.
(c) Boat skippers.
(d) Bomber pilots.

7. What is the 5th Ranger Battalion's objective?
(a) Calias.
(b) Les Moulins.
(c) Vierville.
(d) Pointe-du-Hoc.

8. Where is the one German general who would have disobeyed Hitler and launched a tank counter attack?
(a) Visiting his wife.
(b) With his girlfriend.
(c) In jail.
(d) Dead.

9. Which German commander is faulted for the Allies taking Omaha Beach?
(a) Marcks.
(b) Runderstat.
(c) Rommel.
(d) Kraiss.

10. The British Airborne Division was criticized for not pushing into ________.
(a) Paris.
(b) Calais.
(c) Cotentin.
(d) Caen.

11. Who is commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I?
(a) General George Patton.
(b) Colonel George Marshall.
(c) General John J. Pershing.
(d) General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

12. The landscape at the top of the cliffs reminds the Ranger Company of what?
(a) A moonscape.
(b) Cow pastures.
(c) Wheat fields.
(d) Swamp.

13. What do the Canadians give away to other troops because they expect to be evacuated?
(a) Money.
(b) Rations.
(c) Ammunition.
(d) Cigarettes.

14. What becomes the objective of the 1st Army Division?
(a) Colleville.
(b) Vierville.
(c) Pouppeville.
(d) Pointe-du-Hoc.

15. People at home wait and pray that who does not knock on their door?
(a) Military police.
(b) A Priest.
(c) The Office of Military Personnel.
(d) Western Union.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many men are sent with Sgt. Harrison Summers to capture the German barracks WXYZ?

2. Which beach do the Canadians take?

3. The scene at Easy Red is likened to what?

4. What is the code name for the two Allied submarines that cross the Channel two days early?

5. The Atlantic Wall could be considered the greatest _________ in military history.

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