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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 does Eisenhower go to college?

2. What is the name of the commander who wants the paratroopers to be utilized better during the war?

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

4. Who says it is "the fury of an aroused democracy" that is the key to victory?

5. What is the code name for the Germans' elaborate deception to fool the Russians in 1942?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the British airborne fare in comparison to the dismal deployment of the American paratroopers?

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

3. What is Rommel doing in the days before the invasion?

4. What goes wrong with many of the paratroopers' jumps during the invasion?

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

6. What causes the panzer unit to arrive fourteen days late to Normandy?

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

8. What plans do the Allies make to breach the Atlantic Wall?

9. How do the commanders and leaders feel about the D-Day plans by the time of the May 15 dress rehearsal?

10. Why does Hitler order German physicists to abandon work on developing the atomic bomb?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Ambrose a fair narrator, giving his momentous subject the historical perspective and personal touch it calls for?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the backgrounds, careers, and leadership styles of Rommel and Eisenhower. How are their places in history both unique to the men and universal to the responsibility thrust upon them?

Essay Topic 3

It is said that the war was won with British brains and American brawn. What are the differences between the armed forces of the two countries and how do their strengths and weaknesses contribute to victory?

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