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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. "Potato masher" is the troops' name for what?
2. In the closing paragraph of the book, Eisenhower says D-Day was fought for __________.
3. How do most Americans get their news about the war?
4. The landscape at the top of the cliffs reminds the Ranger Company of what?
5. Where is the command post of General Bradley?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when a signalman mistakenly thinks the Vierville steeple is an observation point?
2. How is Omaha Beach constituted to give advantage to the Germans?
3. How does Captain Rich assemble his plane after arriving on Omaha Beach?
4. How is the situation with the wounded on D-Day unique in military history?
5. How does World War II dramatically change the lives of women on the home front?
6. Who are the POWs that the 2nd Battalion, 16th Regiment see being lead toward them at first light?
7. How does Eisenhower describe his feelings to Walter Cronkite 20 years after the invasion?
8. Who is the "Sergeant York of World War II"?
9. Why do the Germans surrender Utah beach?
10. What happens to Capt. John Tillett and his prized carrier pigeons?
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
Discuss the home fronts and the dramatic changes the war brought to the fabric of the various nations involved.
Essay Topic 3
How is the German chain of command completely dysfunctional, leading directly to utter defeat?
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