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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Capt. George Lane meet with when he is captured by the Germans when he is doing reconnaissance on mines?

2. German generals warn Rommel that he should keep his tanks out of range of what?

3. How many airplanes per month is the U.S. producing by the end of 1943?

4. How many divisions do the Allies have in France when they first meet German troops in 1944?

5. The lesson Hitler took from World War I is that Germany could not win a war of __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. While the Allies train obsessively, how are the Germans conducting training?

2. What purpose does the British Double Cross System serve in the war?

3. What are the striking differences between Rommel and Eisenhower?

4. What role do the hedgerows along the French coast play in the battle of D-Day?

5. What roles do Rommel and Eisenhower have in World War I?

6. What effect does World War II have on the American economy?

7. What are the plans for taking Omaha beach?

8. How do the British and American armies differ?

9. What efforts does Rommel make to defend the French coastline in addition to the Atlantic Wall?

10. How is the "Transportation Plan" viewed by experts after the war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does using the memories of the men who took part in D-Day affect the integrity of the narrative? What are some possible distortions or misrepresentations in Ambrose's telling of D-Day?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the divisions among lines of nationality, ethnicity, and faith among the Allied troops.

Essay Topic 3

The book is largely told through the voices of the men who survived the fight. Choose two or three stories in particular to discuss the impact they had on the reader and the overall story of D-Day.

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