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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How long does it take the Germans to erect the Atlantic Wall?
(a) 10 months.
(b) 4 years.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 7 months.

3. Interrogators threaten to turn the German POWs over to whom?
(a) Hitler.
(b) Russians.
(c) Gestapo.
(d) Death camps.

4. The 5th Ranger Battalion sets up its command post outside of __________.
(a) Point-du-Hoc.
(b) Calais.
(c) Les Moulins.
(d) Vierville.

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

6. How do most Americans get their news about the war?
(a) Radio.
(b) Newspapers.
(c) Movies.
(d) Letters from the front.

7. Which German commander is wounded by shrapnel and taken aboard an Allied medical ship?
(a) Jodl.
(b) Rommel.
(c) Jahnke.
(d) Rundstedt.

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

9. "Potato masher" is the troops' name for what?
(a) Mines.
(b) Germans.
(c) Mortars.
(d) Grenades.

10. The scene at Easy Red is likened to what?
(a) Bar brawl.
(b) Chicago slaughterhouse.
(c) Hollywood western.
(d) Operating room.

11. What do the troops call their inflatable life vests?
(a) Marilyns.
(b) Debbies.
(c) Pin-ups.
(d) Mae Wests.

12. What do many of the troops use as a shield on the beaches?
(a) Shoals and shale.
(b) Ammunition packs.
(c) Dead bodies.
(d) Landing craft ramps.

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

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

15. Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder is the leader of ___________.
(a) Civil engineers.
(b) 82nd Airborne.
(c) Fighter pilots.
(d) Ranger Company.

Short Answer Questions

1. What poet does Ambrose quote on the last page of the book?

2. What is Sgt. Harrison Summers awarded for his bravery in taking the German barracks?

3. How high are the French hedgerows?

4. Which beach do the Canadians take?

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

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