D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Test | Final Test - Hard

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

2. The landscape at the top of the cliffs reminds the Ranger Company of what?

3. How many men are sent with Sgt. Harrison Summers to capture the German barracks WXYZ?

4. What does ECB stand for?

5. What is the approximate number of Allied casualties from D-Day?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the Canadian divisions fare on Juno Beach?

2. Why do the Germans surrender Utah beach?

3. How is the situation with the wounded on D-Day unique in military history?

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

5. What else is happening with the Eisenhower family on June 6, 1944?

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

7. What is the "best ally" the Allies had lost by dawn of D-Day?

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

9. Why do the Rangers of the 116th A Company quickly lose their cockiness as they approach Omaha Beach?

10. Who is the "Sergeant York of World War II"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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