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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 does OWI stand for?
2. Who is the first American to stand atop the bluffs?
3. What does UDT stand for?
4. By nightfall on D-Day, there are 25,000 men ashore at the cost of how many casualties?
5. Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder is the leader of ___________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Eisenhower describe his feelings to Walter Cronkite 20 years after the invasion?
2. Why do the Germans surrender Utah beach?
3. How is Omaha Beach constituted to give advantage to the Germans?
4. How is the movie The Longest Day inaccurate?
5. What happens to Capt. John Tillett and his prized carrier pigeons?
6. What is the "best ally" the Allies had lost by dawn of D-Day?
7. What else is happening with the Eisenhower family on June 6, 1944?
8. How is the situation with the wounded on D-Day unique in military history?
9. What happens when a signalman mistakenly thinks the Vierville steeple is an observation point?
10. How does Captain Rich assemble his plane after arriving on Omaha Beach?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Ernie Pyle wrote in 1944: "In this column I want to tell you what the opening of the second front entailed, so that you can know and appreciate and forever be humbly grateful to those both dead and alive who did it for you." Why is it important for the story of D-Day to be told to future generations? What aspect of the American character does this day embody?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the divisions among lines of nationality, ethnicity, and faith among the Allied troops.
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