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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 do the Allies want the Germans to believe the D-Day invasion would be?

2. What are B-26s known as?

3. Which American commander stands up and symbolically throws the thick book of D-Day plans over his shoulder?

4. What is the name of the subordinate who Rommel told, "the war is lost"?

5. What group is the first to attend the Assault Training Center?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does World War II dramatically change the lives of women on the home front?

3. What are the Allies' mistakes during D-Day?

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

5. How are the Allied troops entertained in the weeks leading up to the invasion?

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

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

8. Who are the POWs that the 2nd Battalion, 16th Regiment see being lead toward them at first light?

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

10. What do Americans criticize the British for after the events of D-Day are analyzed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the preparation for the invasion made by the Germans and the Allies. What explains the Germans' lackadaisical approach to preparing for the coming Allied invasion?

Essay Topic 2

The reporter Ernie Pyle said, "We did it with every advantage on the enemy's side and every disadvantage on ours." What are the advantages of the German Army? What are the disadvantages for the Allies? How does this make the victory more miraculous and the loss more devastating?

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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