Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, Chapter 4, pgs. 76-87.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many days did the bridge holding exercise given to Company D last?
(a) Three days.
(b) Nine days.
(c) Five days.
(d) Two days.

2. What language besides French did Theresa speak?
(a) English.
(b) Russian.
(c) Spanish.
(d) German.

3. Howard decided that ____________ would take the pillbox out.
(a) Howard and his platoon.
(b) The men of glider #4.
(c) The men of glider #1 minus Brotheridge's platoon.
(d) The bombers towing the gliders.

4. When did Howard receive his orders according to D-Day Minus One Month to D-Day?
(a) May 2, 1944.
(b) December 5, 1942.
(c) June 9, 1944.
(d) June 6, 1943.

5. What were the men of Company D trained to do?
(a) Analyze the situation before making a decision.
(b) Think quick and be physically fit.
(c) Be strong at hand combat exclusively.
(d) Report to their commanding officer before making a decision.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did John Howard volunteer for in 1942?

2. According to the plan, who would relieve Howard after his mission was accomplished?

3. Howard decided that _______________ would lead the platoon across the bridge.

4. Where was the 1st Airborne stationed in 1943?

5. Who visited Company D at the beginning of June,1944?

(see the answer key)

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