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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. How do most Americans get their news about the war?
2. What are Sherman tanks also know as?
3. What do the troops call their inflatable life vests?
4. Where is the command post of General Bradley?
5. Many of the medics on D-Day are actually what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is the "Sergeant York of World War II"?
2. What do Americans criticize the British for after the events of D-Day are analyzed?
3. How is the situation with the wounded on D-Day unique in military history?
4. How do the Canadian divisions fare on Juno Beach?
5. Why do the Rangers of the 116th A Company quickly lose their cockiness as they approach Omaha Beach?
6. How is Omaha Beach constituted to give advantage to the Germans?
7. What happens when a signalman mistakenly thinks the Vierville steeple is an observation point?
8. How is the movie The Longest Day inaccurate?
9. What are the Allies' mistakes during D-Day?
10. Why do the Germans surrender Utah beach?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Is Ambrose a fair narrator, giving his momentous subject the historical perspective and personal touch it calls for?
Essay Topic 3
How does the image of a young soldier beside someone whose dead hand bobs, "Cornelia Otis Skinner's Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" capture the essence of what happened on D-day?
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