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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. Where is the soldier from who forgets his name when asked by Eisenhower?
2. How many divisions do the Allies have in France when they first meet German troops in 1944?
3. What is the code name for the Allies' elaborate plan to fool the Germans about D-Day?
4. What are the best tanks that the Germans produce called?
5. What does Eisenhower want to use behind enemies lines attacking targets in France during D-Day?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the British and American armies differ?
2. What goes wrong with many of the paratroopers' jumps during the invasion?
3. What is the role of the normally heralded fighter pilots?
4. How are Black American soldiers treated during World War II?
5. How do the British gather intelligence about the French coast?
6. What is Rommel doing in the days before the invasion?
7. What happens to Capt. John Tillett and his prized carrier pigeons?
8. How do the commanders and leaders feel about the D-Day plans by the time of the May 15 dress rehearsal?
9. What is the Allies' "Transportation Plan" versus the "Oil Plan"?
10. What is the reason the Allies needed a soil sample from Calvados before a final decision could be made?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the enormous task of committing this historical day to the page. What effect is created with the divisions of chapters? Where do the chapter titles originate? What is the overall effect for the reader created by Ambrose?
Essay Topic 2
Considering how the plans had to be quickly abandoned once the invasion began, what purpose if any do the months of planning serve?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the days before the battle on the German side versus all that was going on with the Allies. What are the German leaders doing in those early days of June 1944 versus the flurry of activities on the Allies' part?
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